Dr. K. Sasikala

Designation: Professor and Head

Fields of Specialization:

  • Human Molecular Cytogenetics
  • Genomic Research
  • Cancer Genetics
  • Radiation Biology
  • Reproductive Genetics


Twenty PhD degrees have been awarded under the guidance of Dr.K.Sasikala, in Human Cytogenetics, Genetic basis of reproductive anomalies, Cancer Genetics, Radiation Genetics and gene polymorphisms. Her research has led to over 160 peer-reviewed publications including national and international articles. Dr.K.Sasikala is a member of various societies, carries numerous expert tasks as an international & national reviewer and evaluator for journals, universities, granting agencies and research institutes.

Dr.K.Sasikala has receives many honors and awards including Distinguished leadership award by American Bibliographic institute U. K., Honorary member of the International Bibliographical center Advisory Council, Cambridge, U.K., Invited member of the Professional women’s Advisory Board of American Bibliographical Institute, U.K., Rastriya Ratan Award by International study centre, Delhi., Bharat Excellence Award by FFI, India.


  • KLE Medical University, Bangalore, India
  • National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba, Japan
  • Medical University of Vienna, Ebene, Vienna, Austria

A great support and collaborative research have been undertaken in the leading specialized hospitals of Tamil Nadu, which refer their patients for cytogenetic and Molecular studies. Cytogenetic and molecular genetic studies on solid cancer patients have been undertaken in collaboration with PSG, GKNM and Aswin Hospitals, Coimbatore.


  • Biochemical and cytogenetic studies on mentally retarded children in and around Coimbatore - (completed) - UGC.
  • Cytogenetic and molecular genetic analysis of cancers relating to women population in Coimbatore – (completed) – UGC.
  • Cytogenetic And Molecular Analysis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Patients In Tamilnadu Region – (On going) – UGC.
  • Identification of genetic alterations in Solid Tumor Patients in South Indian Population – (On going) – DST.

Extension Activity:

  • Conducted frequently National seminars and Refresher courses in genetic health and diseases.
  • Genetic counseling for patients
  • Regularly conducting summer training program on Cytogenetic techniques for the college students
  • Guiding other university/College PG/ M.Phil candidates for their project work in Human Genetics
  • Regularly doing Cytogenetic analysis for the patients referred by the doctors of different hospitals.

Contact Address:

Dr. K. Sasikala M.Sc., Ph.D., F.A.Z., Z.S.I., M.A.F.R.C.,
Professor and Head,
Human Genetics Laboratory
Department of Zoology
School of Life Science
Bharathiar University
Coimbatore - 641 046

Office: 0422-2428491
Residence: 0422 2349068 / 5573129

Mobile: +91- 989-425-4354.

e-mail: drk_sasi@yahoo.com

This page is updated on 15.10.2009