Department of Zoology

NAME:   Dr. Leena Alexander
POST:   Associate Professor & HOD
E.MAIL ID: leenalxndr@yahoo.com
Qualification:M.Sc., Ph.D.
Academic Experience:


EDUCATION

Degree Subject University, place ,year
Bachelor of Science Chemistry, Botany & Zoology Mount Carmel College, Bangalore University, 1981
Master of Science Zoology-specialized in Cytogenetics Department of Zoology Bangalore University-1983
Doctor of Philosophy Zoology-Entomology Gandhigram Rural Institute-Deemed University, Tamil Nadu, 2015

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Honey bees

PUBLICATIONS:
1. Text book of Biology, Vol II, Nageen publishers, July-2006

2. Paper published on "Antimicrobial activity of Honey samples collected from different eco-habitats of Karnataka" in Academic Studies:National Journal of Jyoti Research Academy, ISSN.0975-461X Vol 3-Issue 2, July-Dec 2009

3. Presented a papers at the National conference on biodiversity -, its richness, uses and conservation held at Gandhigram Rural University, Dindigul- 19th- 21st January 2011.
"Establishing Bangalore City as a beekeeping centre."

4. Paper titled "In vitro study of antimicrobial activity of honey samples and Punica granatum (pomegranate) on Staphylococcus aureus." National Journal of Jyoti Research Academy; Volume 8, Issue 1, January-June 2013.

5. Paper titled "Honey as a complementary therapeutic product from the honey bees" was published in the 'Xavierian Research Journal a peer refereed Bi-annual Interdisciplinary Studies and Research Vol.5 No. 1 March 2017. ISSN 2321-0214

PAPER PRESENTED:
1. Paper presented on "Anti-microbial property of honey collected from different eco- habitats of Karnataka" National Seminar on Microbiology, Microgalaxy - EUPRO'09, Auxillium College, Gandhi Nagar, Vellore - 632 006, Aug 26 2009.

2. Paper presented on "Wax moth infestation leading to abosconding behaviour in Apis cerana indica" Invertebrate Zoology Meet, 4 & 5th Dec 2009, Christ University. Bangalore.

3. Presented Paper titled "Honey as a complementary therapeutic product from the honey bees" at the International Conference on 'Immune Response in Health and Disease' on 24th and 25th of January 2017 jointly organized by the Department of Microbiology St. Xavier's College for Women Aluva and the Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment.

CONFERENCE ATTENDED:
1. National seminar on Bioethics in college Campuses, Nov 20-22 2008,

2. ACCS, Chennai

3. Translational research-benefits to mankind March 6 2009, AMC College, Bangalore

4. National seminar in exploring excellence in higher education, Feb-07, 2009,Christ University, Bangalore

5. One day workshop in Biology, Feb-07, Christ University, Bangalore

6. National Seminar on Microbiology, Aug 26 2009, Auxillium College, Vellore

7. BIOENIGMA- Symposium, 2-Apr-2009, MLA college, Bangalore

8. National level Invertebrate Zoology Meet, 4 & 5th Dec 2009, Christ University. Bangalore

9. National Seminar on Vermicomposting, Solid waste recycling and rural sustainable development, 23rd & 24th March 2010, Gandhigram Rural University, Dindigul

10. Demonstration of Vermicomposting Bishop Cotton Girls High school, Bangalore

11. Demonstration of Vermicomposting -Power point presentation Workshop organised by the E-Cell of JNC

12. Guest Lecture on Vermicomposting, Apiculture for E cell, N.E.N, Jyoti Nivas College

13. Organized and participated in UGC sponsored State level workshop on Mushroom Cultivation & Ornamental Fish Keeping" 10th & 11th September 2009 Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore.

14. Organized and participated in UGC sponsored International conference on "Emerging trends in Higher Education-A-Global Perspective: Concerns and Challenges in Environmental sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Cinema (ICEEC)- Organized Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore, 12-14th Aug 2009

15. Attended an International conference on environmental pollution, water conservation and health- 29th -31st July, Department of Zoology, Bangalore University 2010.

16. Attended a work shop "Bioneers. Organized by the Department of Life Sciences and sponsored by the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore on 30th and 31st of January 2013.

17. Organizing member for the State level Science Seminar, " Building Blocks of the Universe: From the Finite to the Infinite" held on 12th February, 2013, organized by the Jyoti Nivas College

18. Workshop for chaplains and Campus Ministers organized by All India Association for Christian Higher Education, held at Jeevan Jyothi Retreat House Hyderabad from 20th to 22nd June 2013

19. UGC Sponsored National Conference on Relationship management - An Essential investment for Better Living, organized by MANASI- The Psychology Association of Jyoti Nivas College on Dec 5th and 6th 2013

20. National conference on role of libraries in the information era: optimizing knowledge resources in learning and research - organized by department of library sciences, Jyoti Nivas College, on 17th and 18th February 2014.

21. Attended the International Conference on 'Immune Response in Health and Disease' on 24th and 25th of January 2017 jointly organized by the Department of Microbiology St. Xavier's College for Women Aluva and the Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment


AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS:
1. First Place in Paper Presentation on "Wax moth infestation leading to abosconding behaviour in Apis cerana indica" Invertebrate Zoology Meet, 4 & 5th Dec 2009, Christ University. Bangalore.

2. AWARDED Ph.D from Gandhigram Rural Institute Deemed University, Tamil Nadu on the topic titled 'A Study on the Honey Bees of Karnataka and Anti-oxidant and Anti-microbial Activities of Honey Produced by Apis cerana indica Fabr. From Different Eco-Habitats of the State' on 5.4.2016.

3. Won the Best Oral paper presentation for the paper titled "Honey as a complementary therapeutic product from the honey bees" at the International Conference on 'Immune Response in Health and Disease' on 24th and 25th of January 2017 jointly organized by the Department of Microbiology St. Xavier's College for Women Aluva and the Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment

MEMBERSHIP(BOS/BOE/GUIDE/CHAIRPERSON)
1. Member of the BOS of Government Science College Autonomous
2. Member of BOE for Government Science College Autonomous and Mount Carmel College Autonomous