Dr. Sheeba M.S.

Associate Professor

Dept. of Botany

Govt. College for Women Thiruvananthapuram

e-mail: sheebamadhavan@gmail.com

Educational Qualifications

  • PhD in Biotechnology done at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram, from University of Kerala in 2008.
  • BEd from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam during the year 2001.
  • M.Sc Botany from University of Kerala during the year 2000.
  • B.Sc Botany from University of Kerala during the year 1998


  • 2005: Senior Research Fellowship (Council For Scientific and Industrial Research Govt. of India)
  • 2002: Junior Research Fellowship (Council For Scientific and Industrial Research Govt. of India)
  • 2000: Qualified National Eligibility Test (Council For Scientific And Industrial   Research Govt. Of India)

Teaching and Research

  • Working as Assistant Professor  in Botany at Govt. College for Women at Thiruvananthapuram since 2016.
  • From June 2011-June 2016 worked as Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, SNGS College Pattambi, Department of Collegiate Education, Kerala.
  • Worked as HSST (Jr.) in Botany at Govt. V&HSS Parassala, Department of Higher secondary Education, Kerala from 2007-2011.
  • PhD in Biotechnology at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology on “Pharmacological and toxicological studies of Cardiospermum halicacabum Linn. extracts/active fractions keeping in view with standardized phytomedicine development” in the year 2008.

Research Projects

Major Project; PI; Consolidation of University Research for Innovation and Excellence (CURIE) Core Grant for Women PG Colleges  By DST (2022-2025; Total 84.15 Lakhs; ongoing)  DST/CURIE-PG/2022/50(G) dtd 31/03/2022.

Minor Project:“Studies on the antimicrobial activity of Ayurvedic formulations such as  Murivenna and Gulgulupanchapalam choornam on selected bacterial strains” UGC-MINOR PROECT(UGC Reference No.F. MRP(S)-0626/13-14/KLCA029/UGC-SWRO dated 28.03.2014) (completed).

Research Articles Published

  1. Praveen Kumar, Mariam Mammen, Aswathy Madhusoodhanan, Archana Geetha Mohanan, Pradeep Kumar Ravindran nair, Anilkumar Appu Kuttan, Sheeba Madhavan Sathi, Mathew Steephan, 2022. Drug Repurposing: A Potentially Emerging Discipline.  Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research | Vol 56 | Issue 2 (Suppl) S121-136
  2. P.V. Jayasree, Steephan  Mathew, M.S. Sheeba, 2018. Micropropagation of five ecotypes of Musa paradisiaca cv. Nendran and media optimization for selected ecotype, Changanasery nendran. ; Trends in Biosciences 11(7).
  3. Rajasree, A.K. Anil Kumar, M.S. Sheeba, 2018. Antibacterial potential of methanolic and n-hexane extracts of Lobelia alsinoides Lam. Trends in Biosciences 11(7): 1131-1134.
  4.  M.S. Sheeba, Sheena Philip, Greeshma Tom, L.T. Gayathri and V.V. Asha 2016. Comparative evaluation of the efficacy of Cardiospermum halicacabum Linn. on indomethacin, pylorus ligation and Helicobacter pylori induced gastric ulcer in rats. Annals of Phytomedicine 5(1): 1-9.
  5. M.S. Sheeba, K.H. Muneeb Hamza, N. Krishna Radhika  and V.V Asha 2014. Molecular diversities among Cardiospermum halicacabum Linn. populations in Kerala assessed using RAPD markers .  Annals of Phytomedicine 3(2);87-92.
  6. A Sajina,  M.S. Sheeba 2013. Comparative antimicrobial activity of the ayurvedic oil Murivenna and it’s ingredients. Aureole,4, p 104-113
  7.  MS Sheeba, VV Asha  2009Cardiospermum halicacabum ethanol extract inhibits LPS induced COX-2, TNF-α and iNOS expression, which is mediated by NF-қB regulation, in RAW 264.7 cell. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 124, 39-44.
  8.  VV Asha, MS Sheeba, V Suresh, PJ Wills. 2007. Hepatoprotection of Phyllanthus maderaspatensis against experimentally induced liver injury in rats. Fitoterapia 78, 134-141.
  9. Sheeba MS., Asha VV. 2006. Effect of Cardiospermum halicacabum on ethanol- induced gastric ulcers in rats. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 106, 105-110.

Abstracts Published

  1. V.V.Asha  & M.S. Sheeba. ‘Selective inhibition of COX-2 by the alcoholic extract of Cardiospermum halicacabum. Linn.’ Proceedings of the International conference on “Promotion and development   of botanicals   with International Coordination: exploring quality, safety, efficacy and regulation” held at IICB, Kolkata 2004.
  2. Sheeba M S, Asha VV. ‘Mechanism of action of Cardiospermum halicacabum ethanol extract on inflammation’ published in the proceedings of 19th kerala science congress held at Kannur, Kerala 2007.