Admission 2022-23
Dr. Varsha Shukla

Email : varshashukla@ruiacollege.edu

Gender : Female

Designation : Associate Professor

Department : Microbiology

Total Research Students : PhD Microbiology-2

Total Research Projects : 3

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Date of Joining : -


About :

Varsha joined the department in 1990, and through her career of three decades has taught most of the courses in the UG program. She is a recognized PhD guide in Microbiology and Biotechnology; and also recognized as a PG teacher for M.Sc by papers and by research. Her core area of research is bioprospecting for anti-quorum sensing and antibiofilm agents against devise associated infections. She has guided several dissertation projects on biofilm inhibition and recently has embarked into understanding role of PGPR in hydroponic systems. Varsha has research publications in recognized journals and has presented several papers in National and international conferences. She is the recipient of three University of Mumbai minor research grants and is a member of Board of Studies in Microbiology at the University of Mumbai.

Research Area :

Microbial pathogenesis, biofilms and Microbial bioprospecting

No. Degree/Diploma Institute/ Organization Year Branch/Specialization
1 Ph.D.  (Doctor of Philosophy ) Microbiology 2015 PhD Microbiology
Title Type Level Benificiary/Ben.Category Venue Partnering Institution Specialization Sponsors From-To Relevant Link
Research Writing and Enhancing Visibility Seminar National Teachers - Open to other College 21/05/2020-21/05/2020
Plant Biofactories, Strategies and Challenges Conference International Student - Open to other College 19/12/2019-21/12/2019
Quality Sustenance: Aspects and Initiatives Seminar National Teachers - Open to other College 10/01/2015-10/01/2015
Interdisciplinary Strategies in Biology Conference National Teachers - Open to other College 16/12/2011-17/12/2011
Modern Biology Techniques-Concepts and Applications Training National Teachers - Open to other College 04/01/2021-16/01/2021
Type (Oral/Poster)
Title Title Conf./Symp. Type Authors From To Page From To ISSN Level Relevant Link Venue
Study of PGPR bacteria isolated from hydroponically grown Tricosanthes cucumerina and the effect of their consortium on its growth Plant Biofactories-Strategies and Challen Conference Noorun Shaikh, Varsha Shukla 19/12/2019 - 21/12/2019 21-21 International Oral
Assessment and Estimation of Manganese peroxidase- based degradation of LDPE Nextgen Genomics, Biology, Bioinformatics and Technologies Conference Conference Additiya Paramanya, Sheela Padhy, Swapnil Pradhan, Varsha Shukla 30/09/2019 - 02/10/2019 34-34 International Poster
The Effect of Tannin Rich Plant Extracts on Quorum Sensing and Pathogenic Properties of Staphylococcus aureus Regulatory Network Architecture in Bacteria Conference Varsha Shukla, Zarine Bhathena 09/03/2012 - 11/03/2012 27-27 International Oral
Crude extracts of Indian medicinal plants inhibit quorum sensing mediated by acyl homoserine lactones and auto inducing peptides Recent Trends and Future Prospects in Multidisciplinary Approaches in Microbiology Conference Varsha Shukla, Zarine Bhathena 04/10/2014 - 05/10/2014 144-152 National Oral
Paper Title Journal Title Year Author(As Per Paper) Volume No Issue Page ISSN DOI Impact Factor Level Relevant Link
Eradication of Microbial Biofilms by Tannin Rich Crude Extracts of Indian Medicinal Plants Research Journal of Biotechnology 2020 Shukla, V., & Lokur, A 15(1) Jan (2020) 112-117
Broad Spectrum Anti-Quorum Sensing Activity of Tannin-Rich Crude Extracts of Indian Medicinal Plants Scientifica 2016 Shukla, V., & Bhathena, Z. 1-8
Sustained Release of a Purified Tannin Component of Terminalia chebula from a Titanium Implant Surface Prevents Biofilm Formation by Staphylococcus aureus Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 2015 Shukla, V., & Bhathena, Z. 175(7) 3452-3556
Crude extracts of Indian medicinal plants inhibit quorum sensing mediated by acyl homoserine lactones and auto inducing peptides Proceedings of National Conference on Recent Trends and Future Prospects in Multidisciplinary Approaches in Microbiology (RTFPM 2014) 2014 Shukla, V., & Bhathena, Z. 145-152
No. Type Title Name Prin. Inves./Co-Inves. Date From-To Funding Agency Fund Provided Govt/Non-Govt Dept. Prin. Investigator/Co.Inve. Date Saction-Completion Status Level Link
1 Minor A Study on Anti Quorum Sensing and Anti Pathogenic Properties of Tannin Rich Plants Varsha Shukla 31/03/2009 - 31/03/2009 University of Mumbai Government Microbiology 07/02/2009-31/03/2009 Completed University
2 Minor Assessment of Tannin Rich Plant Extracts for Eradication of Staphylococcus aureus Biofilms on Implant Surface Varsha Shukla 31/03/2015 - 31/03/2015 University of Mumbai Government Microbiology 11/10/2014-31/03/2015 Completed University
3 Minor Assessment and Estimation of enzymatic degradation of LDPE Varsha Shukla 31/08/2019 - 31/08/2019 University of Mumbai Government Microbiology 16/03/2019-31/08/2019 Completed University
No. Title Benificiary/Ben.Category Level/Type Specilization From-To Sponsor Partnering Institute Venue RelvantLink
1 Research Writing and Enhancing Visibility Teachers/Open to other College National/Seminar 21/05/2020 - 21/05/2020
2 Plant Biofactories, Strategies and Challenges Student/Open to other College International/Conference 19/12/2019 - 21/12/2019
3 Quality Sustenance: Aspects and Initiatives Teachers/Open to other College National/Seminar 10/01/2015 - 10/01/2015
4 Interdisciplinary Strategies in Biology Teachers/Open to other College National/Conference 16/12/2011 - 17/12/2011
5 Modern Biology Techniques-Concepts and Applications Teachers/Open to other College National/Training 04/01/2021 - 16/01/2021