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Tejal Gajaria

Country of origin: India Currently in: India, Bhavnagar General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
Academic Background


2008 Undergraduate Biological Systems and Organisms
2010 Master Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Biological Systems and Organisms

Research Keywords: 
Bioactive peptides
Food Science and Technology
functional foods

Publications resulting from Research: 

1. Mantri, V.A., Ganesan, M., Kavale, M.G. and Gajaria, T.K., 2020. Status, exploitation and resource management of alginophytes in India: An account and way forward. Journal of Applied Phycology, In press.
2. Lakshmi, D.S., Sankaranarayanan, S., Gajaria, T.K., Li, G., Kujawski, W., Kujawa, J. and Navia, R., 2020. A short review on the valorization of green seaweeds and ulvan: Feedstock for chemicals and biomaterials. Biomolecules, 10(7), p.991.
3. Gajaria, T.K., Bhatt, H., Khandelwal, A., Vasu, V.T., Reddy, C.R.K. and Shanthana Lakshmi, D., 2020. A facile chemical cross-linking approach toward the fabrication of a sustainable porous ulvan scaffold. Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers, 35(4-5), pp.301-313.
4. Baghel, R.S., Suthar, P., Gajaria, T.K., Bhattacharya, S., Anil, A. and Reddy, C.R.K., 2020. Seaweed biorefinery: A sustainable process for valorising the biomass of brown seaweed. Journal of Cleaner Production, p.121359.
5. Mantri, V.A., Kazi, M.A., Balar, N.B., Gupta, V. and Gajaria, T., 2020. Concise review of green algal genus Ulva Linnaeus. Journal of Applied Phycology, pp.1-17.
6. Suthar, P., Gajaria, T.K. and Reddy, C.R.K., 2019. Production of quality seaweed biomass through nutrient optimization for the sustainable land-based cultivation. Algal Research, 42, p.101583.
7. Pawar, V.A., Manjappa, A.S., Murumkar, P.R., Gajaria, T.K., Devkar, R.V., Mishra, A.K. and Yadav, M.R., 2018. Drug-fortified liposomes as carriers for sustained release of NSAIDs: The concept and its validation in the animal model for the treatment of arthritis. European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 125, pp.11-22.
8. Bhatt, S., Bhatt, M., Kumar, A., Vyas, G., Gajaria, T. and Paul, P., 2018. Green route for synthesis of multifunctional fluorescent carbon dots from Tulsi leaves and its application as Cr (VI) sensors, bio-imaging and patterning agents. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 167, pp.126-133.
9. Dixit, D.C., Reddy, C.R.K., Balar, N., Suthar, P., Gajaria, T. and Gadhavi, D.K., 2018. Assessment of the nutritive, biochemical, antioxidant and antibacterial potential of eight tropical macro algae along Kachchh coast, India as human food supplements. Journal of aquatic food product technology, 27(1), pp.61-79.
10. Gajaria, T.K., Suthar, P., Baghel, R.S., Balar, N.B., Sharnagat, P., Mantri, V.A. and Reddy, C.R.K., 2017. Integration of protein extraction with a stream of byproducts from marine macroalgae: a model forms the basis for marine bioeconomy. Bioresource technology, 243, pp.867-873.
11. Bhattacharya, S., Pramanik, S.K., Gehlot, P.S., Patel, H., Gajaria, T., Mishra, S. and Kumar, A., 2017. Process for preparing value-added products from microalgae using textile effluent through a biorefinery approach. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 5(11), pp.10019-10028.
12. Parikh, K., Mistry, B., Jana, S., Gajaria, T., Gupta, S., Devkar, R.V. and Kumar, S., 2015. Isosorbide spacer containing gemini surfactants: surface and biochemical study. Colloid and Polymer Science, 293(5), pp.1437-1446.
13. Gajaria, T.K., Patel, D.K., Devkar, R.V. and Ramachandran, A.V., 2015. Flavonoid rich extract of Murraya Koenigii alleviates in-vitro LDL oxidation and oxidized LDL induced apoptosis in raw 264.7 Murine macrophage cells. Journal of food science and technology, 52(6), pp.3367-3375.
14. Patel, D., Desai, S., Gajaria, T., Devkar, R. and Ramachandran, A.V., 2013. Coriandrum sativum L. seed extract mitigates lipotoxicity in RAW 264.7 cells and prevents atherogenic changes in rats. EXCLI journal, 12, p.313.
15. Mukherjee, R., Desai, F., Singh, S., Gajaria, T., Singh, P.K., Baxi, D.B., Sharma, D., Bhatnagar, M. and Ramachandran, A.V., 2010. Melatonin protects against alterations in hippocampal cholinergic system, trace metals and oxidative stress induced by gestational and lactational exposure to cadmium. Excli Journal, 9, p.119.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Higher Education Study
Pursuing PhD in the area of Applied Phycology


Biotech Research Society of India
Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Nov 2019
Young Researcher Award
May 2019
DST-International Travel Grant
May 2018
CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship

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