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Dr Suguna Lonchin | Biochemistry | Outstanding Scientist Award

Scientist at  CSIR- Central Leather Research Institute, India

Dr. Mrs. Lonchin Suguna is a highly accomplished and dedicated scientist with extensive expertise in biochemistry. Born on February 2, 1964, she earned her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Madras in 1991, having qualified for the CSIR-National Eligibility Test on her first attempt in 1986. Dr. Suguna holds an M.Sc. in Biochemistry (1985) and a B.Sc. in Biochemistry (1983), both from the University of Madras.


Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

🎓 Education:

  • PhD in Biochemistry, 1991, University of Madras, India
  • MSc in Biochemistry, 1985, University of Madras, India
  • BSc in Biochemistry, 1983, University of Madras, India

🔬 Research Experience:

Scientist at Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai (CLRI). Over 32 years of service at CLRI. 77 research publications, 4 patents, and 1 technology transfer. Total impact factor > 200, citations > 3375 (Google Scholar). Recognized Ph.D. supervisor and viva examiner

👩‍🏫 Teaching Experience:

Head of Biochemistry Department at CTM College and Jaya College. Mentor for MSc, MPhil students; supervised 5 Ph.D. students. External Funding: Rs.15,00,000 for Women Scientists’ Scheme by DST, India

🏆 Awards/Honours:

  • CV Raman Prize 2022 for outstanding contributions in Biochemistry
  • IAAM Scientist Award 2022
  • Various awards for oral and poster presentations at international conferences
  • Bharat Ratna Mother Teresa Gold Medal, Glory of India Gold Medal
  • Rs. 15,00,000 awarded by DST for Women Scientists’ Scheme (WOS(A)) in 2003

👨‍🔬 Research Focus:

Dr. Suguna’s pioneering research primarily revolves around advancing biomaterials and wound healing strategies. Her work encompasses the development of bio-polymeric scaffolds, such as collagen-oxidized pullulan, integrated with bioactive compounds like p-Coumaric acid and polydatin. These innovative scaffolds exhibit significant potential in enhancing diabetic wound healing by modulating key factors like MMP-9 and TGF-β3 expression. Furthermore, her investigations extend to the valorization of discarded fish for biomedical applications and the eco-friendly preservation of skins using plant extracts. Through publications in esteemed journals, Dr. Suguna’s multidisciplinary approach contributes to the evolving landscape of biomaterials and wound care. 🔬🌱🩹


Citations:Total Citations:

🔬 Citations: 2,265 📄 Documents: 55 📊 h-index: 25

These metrics signify the impact and recognition of Dr. Suguna’s research contributions. The h-index, a measure of both productivity and citation impact, reflects a substantial influence in the field. With 2,265 citations across 55 documents, Dr. Suguna’s work has left a notable imprint on the scientific community. This demonstrates the widespread acknowledgment and relevance of her research output. 🌐📈👩‍🔬


Publications Top Notes:

  1. Title: A bio-polymeric scaffold incorporated with p-Coumaric acid enhances diabetic wound healing by modulating MMP-9 and TGF-β3 expression
    • Journal: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2023, 225, 113280
    • Citations: 1
  2. Title: Bioactive functional collagen-oxidized pullulan scaffold loaded with polydatin for treating chronic wounds
    • Journal: Biomaterials Advances, 2022, 140, 213078
    • Citations: 12
  3. Title: Inhibition of Advanced Glycation End Product Formation in Rat Tail Tendons by Polydatin and p-Coumaric acid: an In Vitro Study
    • Journal: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2022, 194(1), pp. 339–353
    • Citations: 5
  4. Title: Valorization of toxic discarded fish skin for biomedical application
    • Journal: Journal of Cleaner Production, 2021, 323, 129147
    • Citations: 7
  5. Title: The apoptotic effect of Ferulic acid-synthesized gold nanoparticles against human epidermoid carcinoma (A431) cells via activation of caspase-3 pathway
    • Journal: Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology, 2021, 63, 102478
    • Citations: 10



Suguna Lonchin | Biochemistry | Outstanding Scientist Award

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