Dr.K.N.Shanti has a Master degree In Biochemistry from Osmania University and Ph.D in Immunology from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. She has a very strong academic record being a distinction student throughout and a gold Medalist both in B.Sc and M.Sc. She was awarded a gold medal for the best Ph.D thesis at Indian Institute of Science .She was also conferred a Gold Medal and Young Scientist award at the National level By The Indian Immunology Society. Her Ph.D work on “Identification of Tropomyosin as the major shrimp allergen and characterization of its IgE binding epitopes” has been regarded as a land mark contribution which was cited both by National Media and also by New York Times, USA and National Institute of Health, Washington, USA.
She is a Life Member of Academic Bodies like Indian Immunology Society, The Indian Science Congress, Society of Biological Chemists and Indian Society of Technical Education. She has vast teaching, research and administration experience of over two and a half decades. She has guided many graduate and post graduate students in the field of Engineering, Science and Pharmacy. Currently she is guiding 5 Ph.D and 2 M.Sc (engg) students. She has several International publications with high impact factor to her credit. Her areas of research Interest include Immunology, Phytochemistry, Biopharmaceuticals, Biofuels and Phytoremediation.
Currently, She is a Professor and Chairperson at the Department of Biotechnology, PES University, Bangalore. She has been appointed by the Central Government as Member of the University Grants Commission for a term of three years. She is also a Member of several prestigious committees: Member of the Governing Board of UGC-Department of Atomic Energy Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore.,Member of the Advisory committee for Research Centre for Women’s studies , Karnatak University , Dharwad.,Member of the Advisory committee in Karnataka State Women’s University ,Vijayapur. She has been appointed as Court member of the Central University of Karnataka.