Dr. Parvathi Varma joined Amrita in Oct 2012 as Research Scientist. She has completed her M. S. in Medical Lab Technology from BITS, Pilani and an M. B. A. in Health care services from Sikkim Manipal University. She achieved her Doctoral degree in Medical Microbiology from AIMS, Cochin based on the In vitro studies on the anti - microbial and anti - cancerous activities of probiotic lactobacillus fermentation from human colonic mucosa.

She was awarded with a Senior Research Fellowship from ICMR, New Delhi during the year 2008 - 11. She was also qualified with 118th rank for CSIR - Net in 2009. She adds to her credit nearly 8 publications in various reputed journals like Elsevier publications, journal of mol. Microbiology and biotechnology, Journal of food science, Journal of gastroenterohepatology and Amrita journal of medicine etc.

Her current area of research is purely based on probiotics and health benefits.

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