Brindhalakshmi Balasubramanian

Hometown: Pudcherry, India

Advisor: Dr. Abhinav Upadhyay


BVSc & AH, Pondicherry University, 2013

MVSc, Pondicherry University, 2016


Brindhalakshmi is a PhD student working under Dr. Abhinav Upadhyay. Prior to joining UConn, Brindhalakshmi worked in a private industry as a research officer in India, evaluating the efficacy of various plant derived compounds in improving the overall health of animals. Currently, she is working on one of the major food borne pathogens in the US which is Listeria monocytogenes. Her overall research project is to develop novel intervention strategies to control Listeria monocytogenes on food contact and as well as on food surfaces by employing nanotechnology. Brindhalakshmi’s research interests include microbiology, food safety, nanotechnology (nanobubbles) and microbial proteomics.

Courses Taught (TA)