Prof. Kshitish K Acharya – Journey from PPC, Udupi

Kshitish Acharya, BSc (1985 Batch), founder of Shodhaka Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd.

Kshitish K Acharya completed B.Sc. from Poornaprajna College in 1985 and M.Sc. from Gulbarga University, in 1989. Hereceived his PhD from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, & completed post-doctoral research at IISc, Bengaluru first & then at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He was worked as Head of research and production units: Yashraj Biotechnology Ltd (2002). He is a Founder of Shodhaka Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd. in 2008, he was a director from 2009 till 2019 and Founder of Biological Data Analyzer’s Association (BdataA) in 2015

In 2003, Joined Institute of Bioinformatics & Applied Biotechnology (IBAB) and now working as Professor, Transcriptomics and Reproductive Biology. In IBAB, he has been trying to get new insights into the mechanisms of regulation of gene expressions in different systems – under disease & normal conditions.

Apart from teaching in regular programs, he has been (or was) a visiting fellow/professor at University of Sydney (Australia), MCOPS (Manipal), and CHG, JNCASR & IIIT-B (Bengaluru). He frequently volunteers to contribute to scientific seminars & educational programs particularly for school children. He also conceptualized, designed & successfully convened a unique postgraduate diploma program (for 8 batches) in biotechniques, and organized more than 25 specialized short courses of various types at IBAB.

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