College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences , Mannuthy


DEPARTMENT: Veterinary Anatomy & Histology

Faculty & Staff

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Dr. Leena Chandrasekhar Dr. Leena Chandrasekhar
Designation: - Assistant Professor
Address: - Dept. of Veterinary Anatomy and Histology
Mobile No: - 8547455323
Email ID: - leena@kvasu.ac.in

Educational Qualifications

  • Ph.D Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (DBT)
  • M.V.Sc (UAS Bangalore)
  • B.V.Sc & A.H (KAU, Thrissur)

Area of Research

Cell Biology


Work Experience

  • 2005 – 2010. Veterinary Surgeon, Animal Husbandry, Kerala
  • 2010- Continuing as Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Anatomy. KVASU


  • Third prize for poster presentation “Real time imaging of redox alterations during EMT using genetically encoded fluorescent sensors. Indo Australian symposium in Epithelial Mesenchymal transition. October 24th, 2018 at National Centre for Cell Sciences (NCCS) Pune.
  • First prize, Oral presentation. Visualization of Intra-tumor Redox Heterogeneity using Redox sensitive GFP. 13th May, 2019. Indo Swedish seminar on Analytical cell biology and machine learning in cancer research. Regional Cancer Centre. Trivandrum. Kerala.
  • First prize oral presentation. Comparative study of mitochondrial and cytosolic ATP distribution in vitro and vivo animal models of human tumor using genetically encoded sensors. 34th conference of Indian Association of Veterinary Anatomists held at Bangalore from 28th to 30th November, 2019.
  • Dr C Vijayaraghavan Memorial Silver Jubilee Award & Medal for the Best Paper in Avian Anatomy at the 15th Annual convention of Indian Association of Veterinary Anatomists, Puducherry, 2010.
  • Won the Best Lady Veterinarian Award 2009 Thrissur District (by Kerala Veterinary Surgeons Service Association, Thrissur)
  • ICAR- Junior Research Fellowship in the year 2000 for pursuing M. V. Sc.



Electron Microscopy (AIIMS)


  • Chandrasekharan A, Varadarajan SN, Lekshmi A, LupithaSS, Darvin P, Chandrasekhar L, Pillai PR, Santhoshkumar TR, Pillai MR. 2019. A high-throughput real-time in vitro assay using mitochondrial targeted roGFP for screening of drugs targeting mitochondria. Redox Biol. Jan;20:379-389. doi: 10.1016/j.redox.2018.10.013. Epub 2018 Oct 24.
  • SanthikSubhasinghLupitha*, Leena Chandrasekhar*, Shankara Narayanan Varadarajan, AparnaGeethaJayaprasad, AneeshChandrasekharan, SanojNamdevPatil, Minsa Mini, PrakashRajappanPillai, TR Santhoshkumar. 2020. A reporter cell line for real-time imaging of autophagy and apoptosis. Toxicology letters. Vol 326. 23-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.toxlet.2020.02.011.
  • Pramod Darvin, Aneesh Chandrasekharan, Shankara Narayanan V, Leena Chandrasekhar, Roshan Thomas Maliakal, John Sam, Shine Varghese Jancy, T.R. Santhoshkumar. 2020. Mitochondria targeted redox GFP reveals time and dose dependant onset and progression of mitochondrial oxidation with diverging cell death decisions during photodyanamic therapy. Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy. July 2020
  • Kanapadinchareveetil Sreelekha, leena Chandrasekhar, Harikumar S Kartha, Reghu Ravindran, Sanis Juliet, Karapparambu G Ajithkumar, Suresh N Nair, Srikanta Ghosh. 2017. Ultrastructureal analysis of oocytes of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) annulatus during postengorgement period as a tool to evaluate the cytotoxic effects of amitraz and deltamethrin on germinative cells. Vet. Parasitol. Nov 30; 247:113-120.
  • Chandrasekhar, L., Maya, S., Rajani, C.V., Raja, T.A., and Ravindran, R. 2011. Clay modeling- A method of teaching embryology to veterinary undergraduates. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, 81, 1121-1123. ISSN‎: ‎0367-8318

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