David

Dr. David Elisha Henry

Faculty of Life and Allied Health Sciences
Department of Food Technology


Dr David E Henry has over 12 years of experience in the field of nutraceutical research. He completed his doctoral research at CFTRI (Mysuru), with a focus on the discovery of novel indigenous probiotics and development of nutraceutical products. Dr David has extensive expertise in the field of fermentation technology, for the scaled-up production of probiotics up to pilot scale level. He also has rich experience in the validation of probiotic efficacy using in vitro (cell line model) and in vivo models. Throughout his career, Dr David has been actively involved in research and teaching for UG & PG level students across science, engineering and medical disciplines, in both government and private institutions. Currently, Dr David Henry is serving as the Coordinator for Sponsored Research at the Faculty of Life and Allied Health Sciences, RUAS.

Qualifications

  • PhD Biotechnology

    Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru (Affl. to University of Mysore)

  • MSc Microbiology

    University of Mysore

  • BSc Microbiology

    University of Mysore

Experience

Total Years of Experience: 12 Years

Academic: Years/​Months 12 Years

Industry: Years/​Months Nil

Training Experience

  • Entrepreneurship: 8th Technology-Led Entrepreneurship Programme (TLEP) conducted jointly by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi & Indian Institute of Management (IIM‑B), Bengaluru (2011)

Research Interest :

  • Probiotics & immunomodulation
  • Fermentation Technology
  • Nutraceutical Product development

Ph.D. Dissertation:

  • Ph.D Title; Fermentative Production of native lactic acid bacteria producing exopolysaccharides

Supervisor: Dr S.G. Prapulla, Retd. Head & Chief Scientist, Microbiology & Fermentation Techology

Institute: Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru 

International Conference Papers:

  • Delivered Young Scientist’s presentation titled, In vivo evaluation of the health-promoting attributes of Exopolysaccharide (EPS) producing indigenous probiotic L.plantarum MCC2034, in the management of acute colitis” Authors: Dr David Elisha Henry, Duraiswamy Gobinath & Siddalingaiyya Gurudutt Prapulla at the 9th International conference titled. Fermented foods, health status & social wellbeing”, organized by the Swedish South Asian Network for Fermented Foods (SASNET-FF) from 13 – 14th December, 2019 held at Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat, India. 
  • Presented poster titled, Development of novel Diabetic-friendly ready-to-serve (RTS) beverage with ethno-medicinal flora (Rhododendron arboreum)”.Authors: Ms Shraddha Bijalwan & Dr David E Henry, at India Bio 22nd Bengaluru Tech Summit 2019. Focal theme: Innovation & impact held on 18 – 20th November 2019 at Bangalore Palace, Bengaluru.
  • Presented Poster titled Indigenous probiotic strains of India: effective tools in the management of health disorders caused by immune dysfunction”. Author: Dr David E. Henry, at 1st International Conference for Recent Advances in Applied Sciences 2019, held on 17 – 18th October, 2019 at REVA University, Rukmini Knowledge Park, Kattigenahalli, Yelahanka, Bengaluru – 560064
  • Presented Poster titled The neurobiological and clinical consequences of child abuse and neglect. Authors: Ms Sai Navya Raj and Dr David E. Henry, at 1st International Conference for Recent Advances in Applied Sciences 2019, held on 17 – 18th October, 2019 at REVA University, Rukmini Knowledge Park, Kattigenahalli, Yelahanka, Bengaluru – 560064
  • · Presented Poster titled: Distribution of the public health impact of drug resistant Streptococcus pneumonia. Authors: Ms Leela Sravani and Dr David E. Henry, at 1st International Conference for Recent Advances in Applied Sciences 2019, held on 17 – 18th October, 2019 at REVA University, Rukmini Knowledge Park, Kattigenahalli, Yelahanka, Bengaluru – 560064
  • Presented poster titled: Enhanced Biosynthesis of exopolysaccharide by L.plantarum CFR 2502, isolated from Takrarista, an indigenous Indian lactic fermented preparation: Rational selection of simplified medium & carbon source. Authors: David Elisha Henry and Siddalingaiya Gurudutt Prapulla, at the1st Annual Conference of Probiotic Association of India, titled, International Symposium on Probiotics for Human Health-New Innovations and Emerging Trends” held at New Delhi, from August 27 – 28, 2012.
  • Presented poster titled: Molecular characterization of a lactic acid bacterium and in vitro evaluation of its probiotic potential. Authors: David Elisha Henry, Prakash Motiram Halami and Siddalingaiya Gurudutt Prapulla, at the International Conference on Microbial Biotechnology for sustainable Development”, held at Panjab University, Chandigarh, from November 3 – 6, 2011.
  • Presented poster titled: Screening of lactic acid bacteria from various Ayurvedic lactic fermented products for the production of exopolysaccharides and its quantification. Authors: David Elisha Henry and Siddalingaiya Gurudutt Prapulla, at National Conference on Thrust Area of Biotechnology and Bioengineering”, held at Sikar, Rajasthan from February 26 – 27th, 2010.
  • Presented poster titled, Novel Synbiotic Nutraceuticals Incorporating Indigenous Probiotics & Millet-based prebiotics for combating Calcium malnutrition among Women”. Authors: Padmini C., David H.E., Chennappa G & Nanje Gowda N.A. at India Bio 22nd Bengaluru Tech Summit 2019. Focal theme: Next is Now”, held on 19 – 21th November 2020 at Bangalore Palace, Bengaluru. 

International Journal Papers

  • Henry, D.E., Halami, P.M., Prapulla, S.G. 2015. Lactobacillus plantarum MCC2034, a novel isolate from traditional Indian lactic fermented preparation : molecular identification and evaluation of its in vitro probiotic potential. Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Food Sciences, 4, pp. 328 – 331.
  • Henry, D.E., Prapulla, S.G. 2014. Exopolysaccharide producing lactic acid bacterium from traditional lactic fermented preparations: screening, biosynthesis dynamics, compositional analysis of exopolysaccharide and evaluation of its probiotic potential. Annals of Food Science & Technology, 15, pp. 336 – 344.
  • Girishkumar, B., Henry, D.E., Srinivasan, K. Prapulla, S.G. 2012. Beneficial effect of a probiotic Lactobacillus fermentum CFR2195 in trinitrobenzenesulfonate induced colitis in rat. Annals of Food Science & Technology, 13, pp. 231 – 239.

  • Association of Food Scientists & Technologists (India) [AFST (I)]

    Member

  • Swedish South Asian Network on Fermented Foods [SASNET-FF]

    Member

  • Indian Red Cross Society [IRCS]

    Member