Ms Meenal Francis

Senior Grade Lecturer

Manipal Institute of Regenerative Medicine

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Meenal Francis is Senior Grade Lecturer in the Manipal Institute of Regenerative Medicine at Manipal Academy of Higher Education.

    She:

    • Conducts theory and practical classes for MSc, MPhil and Diploma. 
    • Is involved in setting up university question papers.
    • Contributes to academic administrative work.

     

     

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Semester / Year
Developmental Biology MSc SEM I and Diploma
Biochemistry MSc SEM I
Basic Stem Cell Biology MSc SEM I
Adult Stem Cell Biology MSc SEM II and Diploma
Immunology MSc SEM II
Molecular Biology MSc SEM II
Developmental Biology MSc SEM II, Diploma and MPhill
Stem Cells and Diseases MSc SEM III and Diploma

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MSc Biotechnology Bangalore University 2004

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Manipal Institute of Regenerative Medicine Senior Grade Lecturer 2012
Manipal Institute of Regenerative Medicine Lecturer 2010
Manipal Institute of Regenerative Medicine Assistant Lecturer 2007

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Developmental Biology, Stem Cell Biology and Application of Stem Cells in Diseases

Area of Expertise

Stem Cells Biology, Developmental Biology and Tissue Culture

Area of Research

Stem Cell Biology, Diabetes and Applications of Stem Cells

Work Experience

Organisation Role Tenure
Phytotech Extracts Pvt Ltd Research and Marketing Associate

NEDD9 regulates epithelial-mesenchymal transition in cancer stem cells

2007-01-01

1.         Francis M, Ashok A, Ashwathnarayan A, Banerjee S, Prasanna J, Kumar A. Advancement in Understanding the Concept of Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition in Pancreatic β-Cells: Implication in Diabetes. Curr Diabetes Rev. 2022 May 19.

2.         Francis M, Bhaskar S, Vishnuvajhala S, Prasanna J, Kumar A. Dynamics of ubiquitination in differentiation and dedifferentiation of pancreatic β-cells: Putative Target for Diabetes. Curr Protein Pept Sci. 2022 Apr 22. 

Effect of earth worm extract on human embryonic stem cell culture

Linda Louis

SEM 8 Engineering students (outside university).

Characterisation of human embryonic stem cells cultured with earth worm extract

Ankita Gupta

SEM 8 engineering students (outside university).

Characterisation of human embryonic stem cells cultured with earth worm extract

Shubhagata Das

SEM 4 MSc student (other university).