Dr Kavitha Siva

Dr Kavitha Siva

 

Senior Lecturer

Academic Background :

PhD in Bio Molecular Sciences, Centre for Integrative Biology, University of Trento (Italy)

MSc in Biotechnology, University of East Anglia (UK)

PGDM, Annamalai University (India)

BBA, Annamalai University (India)

BSc in Biotechnology, University of Madras (India)

Research Areas : RNA biology, Molecular therapy and Genetics

 

Current Appointments:

Reviewer for BRT Publishers

 

Awards:

 

In Europe short stay grant from International Brain research organisation (IBRO) for internship and research project at University College London (UCL), UK.

PhD fellowship at the Laboratory of RNA Biology and Biotechnology, Centre for Integrative Biology (CiBio), University of Trento (XXIV cycle) Italy.

Faculty of science International fund award for Post- graduate programme in Biotechnology for a sustainable future. University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.

Best PhD student award (2012-2013), University of Trento, Italy

Best Academic performance (2005-2008), Hindustan College of Arts and Science, India.

Best Outgoing student award (2007-2008), Hindustan College of Arts and Science, India.

 

Patent:

 

Siva Kavitha, Michela A. Denti “An siRNA mediated regulation of Exon 10 in FTDP-17 ”. EU patent number TO2015A000185.

 

Publication:

Francesca Fontana*, Siva Kavitha*, Michela A. Denti .A global network in Fronto Temporal Dementia: -an RNA perspective. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience. (2015)(*Co-authorship). 8: 9. doi:10.3389/fnmol.2015.00009.

Siva Kavitha*, Covello Giuseppina*, Michela A. Denti. Antisense oligonucleotides for Exon Skipping in Neurogenetic Diseases. Nucleic acid therapeutics (2014). 24(1): 69–86.doi: 10.1089/nat.2013.0461.

 

Covello Giuseppina, Siva Kavitha, Michela A.Denti. An electroporation protocol for efficient DNA transfection in PC12 cells. Cytotechnology. (2013). 66(4): 543–553. doi: 10.1007/s10616-013-9608-9.

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