Chandra Mouli Kalla
Dr. K. Chandra Mouli was born and grew up in Andhra Pradesh, India. He completed M.Sc. and Ph.D degree at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India. Dr Chandra is working as Postdoctoral Scientist (Fellow) in the Department of Botany of Sri Venkateswara University. He has more than six years of teaching and research experience. His research interests have focused on biology, chemistry of medicinal plants and their associated fungal endophytes, protective effects of bioactive compounds derived from medicinal plants and endophytic fungi against obesity, diabetes and caner, enhanced in planta production of bioactive compounds by fungal endophytes through regulation of key genes involved in the biosynthetic pathway, fungal endophyte assisted phytoremediation of heavy metal contaminated environments. He has completed externally funded research project on 'In search of leptin inhibitors from fungal endophytes (LIFEs) for the development of novel immunemodulating lead compounds”. He has received awards like Fast Track Young Scientist Award (DBT, India), Young Scientist Award (Biotech Helpline Foundation , India), Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Award and APCOST Project Award (Andhra Pradesh, India). He has received fellow award from the Society for Applied Biotechnology, India. Dr. Chandra is serving as editorial board member and reviewer of several international reputed peer reviewed scientific journals. He has published more than 28 research papers in national and international journals, 7 book chapters in the books published by national publishers and has also authored two books.