Prof. B. Andallu is a Biochemist with expertise in natural product isolation and bioactivity assessment by in vitro methods as well as studies on natural remedies for oxidative stress-induced diseases viz. diabetes, arthritis and cancer. Her expertise in these fields reflects in numerous publications in peer reviewed national and international journals with good impact factor and guest lectures in India, reputed universities in the United States, South Africa and Srilanka in the facets of Biochemistry and Nutrition. Prof. Andallu is an active researcher, reviewer, member in editorial board of a few journals, life member in professional bodies apart from teaching undergraduate and post graduate courses for three decades.
Prof. Andallu graduated from Andhra University in 1978 with a B.Sc. in Botany, Zoology and Chemistry. She pursued a masters in Biochemistry during 1978-1980 and was awarded a Doctorate degree in 2002 from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur. She started her career in 1986 at Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning. She served as Head, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences from 2015 to 2017.
Areas of Teaching
Biomacromolecules and Metabolism, Analytical Techniques, Nutritional Biochemistry, Clinical Biochemistry
Isolation and bioactivity (antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticarcinogenic, antihemolytic, etc.) assessment of phytochemicals from spices and medicinal plants by in vitro methods and model systems, Screening of phytochemicals as natural remedies for oxidative stress-induced diseases viz. diabetes, arthritis and cancer, Providing scientific basis for traditional uses of herbs by reverse pharmacology approach