Dr. Vakdevi ValidandiScientist 'C',
Food Toxicology Division
Dr. VakdeviValidandi, Ph.D in Biochemistry, joined as scientist-B in 2012. Her area of interest is ‘Molecular aspects of fluorosis’. Her research is trying to understand the molecular mechanism involved in the enhanced urinary excretion of fluoride in the tamarind supplemented rats and to understand the biochemical and molecular mechanism of insulin signaling in fluoride induced insulin resistance in rats.
1. Awarded Young Scientist (Senior) Award in Experimental Nutrition at the 48th National Conference of the Nutritional Society of India during 4-5th November, 2016 held at St. Johns Research Institute, St. Johns National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore. Topic of the paper: Tamarind ameliorates the fluoride induced glucose intolerance and insulin resistance in rats