Vani Rajashekaraiah

Jain University India

Dr. Vani Rajashekaraiah is a Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), India. She has 18 years of teaching experience in molecular biology, genetics, and genetic engineering, and 21 years of research experience in hematology and oxidative stress biology. She has a doctoral degree in Zoology from Bangalore University, India. Her current research focus is on blood storage solutions and drug-induced thrombocytopenia. Her research achievements include 5 funded research projects, 38 publications in reputed journals with 502 citations, 28 conference presentations, and one patent published in India in 2020. She received a Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) fellowship in 2002, Seed Money to Young Scientists for Research from the Government of Karnataka in 2013, and the Jain University Achiever Award in 2015 and 2020 for quality research.

Vani Rajashekaraiah

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The Erythrocyte - A Unique Cell emphasizes the characteristic functions of erythrocytes and their vital role in metabolism, and their response to various situations. These changes can be used as diagnostic markers. This book gives insights into the key features of erythrocyte survival in the oxidizing environment and their functional aspects. It also examines the interactions and responses of erythrocytes with other cells and their role as messengers and potential indicators during disease conditions. Furthermore, the book discusses hormonal effects on erythrocyte functions, the major role of reticulocytes as markers, and the blood disorder- ?-thalassemia, its pathophysiology, underlying factors, and different treatments. Finally, the book examines the unique and crucial characteristic of erythrocyte deformability and its significance as a diagnostic tool for congenital defects.

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