Srinivasan, Vijaya Bharathi

Post doctoral ResearcherVijaya 

Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine
The Ohio State University
371 VMAB
1900 Coffey Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Lab: (614) 292-3412
Fax: (614) 292-4142
vijaya-bharathi [dot] 1 [at] osu [dot] edu

Professional Training and Experience

  • Post doctoral Researcher, The Ohio State University, 2007
  • PhD Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2006
  • BEd Gujarat University, 2000
  • Post graduate diploma in Biomedical sciences, 1999
  • MS  Gujarat University, 1998
  • BS  Gujarat University, 1996

Research Interests

The evolution of antibiotic resistances and the emergence of multiple-antibiotic-resistant pathogenic bacteria have been recognized as serious problems that sets hurdles in medical treatment of clinical infections. Antibiotic resistance can be categorized in three types: Natural or intrinsic resistance, Mutational resistance and the Extra chromosomal or acquired resistance (Disseminated by plasmids or transposons). Active efflux systems that act synergistically with the outer membrane could have a high level of participation in the intrinsic and the acquired antibiotic resistance of gram-negative bacteria. Phenotypic studies in Acinetobacter baumannii have shown the bacterium to be multidrug resistant. Besides being resistant to antibiotics they exhibit reduced susceptibility to dyes, and disinfectants. Thus, my research focus is to perform structure and function studies on the MDR efflux pumps and establish their role in the better survival of the bacterium.