Dr Tapas K. Manna
Associate Professor (Biology)
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Current Members:

Ph D students: Hindol Gupta; Binshad B.; Renjith MR; Resmi Rajeev; Bhagya Lakshmi R; Vishnu M Nair; Ushma Anand

Project (extramural) fellow: Ria Gupta

MS project: Madhukrishna KU, Laya Suresh, Haritha Chandran, Devu Priya MS

Past Members:


  1. Puja Singh (PhD awarded, currently doing post-doc at Curie Institut, France)
  2. Gireesh KK (PhD awarded)
  3. Geethu Emily Thomas (PhD thesis submitted, currently doing Post-doc at Univ. of Toronto, Canada)

MS project students:

  1. M. Arunkumar (doing PhD at Univ. of Cincinatti, USA)
  2. Ranjith Viswanathan (doing PhD at EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany)
  3. Reshma Kurup (doing PhD at Indiana University, USA)
  4. Jessy Varghese (doing PhD at Univ. of South Carolina, USA)
  5. Steny Simon (doing job in private company)
  6. Ananya Asmita (doing PhD at StonyBrook University, USA)
  7. Mirsana PE (doing PhD at Max Planck, Munster, Germany)
  8. Chithran VM (doing PhD at IRB, Barcelona)
  9. Aparna A (doing PhD at Dartmouth College, USA)
  10. Ajana A. (Joining PhD at Univ. of Illinois, Urbana Champaign)
  11. Sujaya T. (Researcher at NCBS)

Project (Extramural) Fellows

  1. Suhail T. V.
  2. Sreeja J. S.

Awards/recognitions :

  1. Dr. Tapas Manna has received funding from Kanazawa University, Japan for collaborative research.
  2. Geethu Thomas (Phd student) awarded with Lady Tata Memorial Fellowship by UK Cancer Research Society.
  3. Geethu Thomas (PhD student) awarded with the prestigious Princess Margaret Post-doctoral Fellowship (2016) in Canada.
  4. Puja Singh (PhD student) awarded with the prestigious La Ligue Contre le Cancer post-doctoral fellowship (2016) in France. She is also a recipient of “Prix Georges Calothy” by the Ligue Nationale Contre le Cancer, France.
  5. Geethu Thomas received poster presentation award in “Chromosome Stability 2014” meeting at JNCASR, Bangalore.

International travel grants for PhD students attending conferences/training/research:


  • Hindol Gupta and Binshad B have received EMBO Travel grants for conference in Heidelberg, Germany in Sept 2017
  • Renjith MR visited Kanajawa University, Japan with a fellowship for international workshop on advanced atomic force microcopy techniques.


  • Geethu Thomas received travel award for Cell Biology meeting at Israel


  • Puja Singh received EMBO travel grant for conference in Germany