DR. LALITHA PRAJNA
Chief - Microbiologist, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai
Dr. Lalitha joined Aravind Madurai as Ocular Microbiologist in 1998. She did her MBBS at Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai and MD in Microbiology at Madurai Medical College and also acquired DNB in Ophthalmology from the National Board of Examinations.
Dr Lalitha Prajnas research focuses on the immunopathogenetic mechanisms of fungal and bacterial corneal ulcers. Her other areas of interest are to develop and apply molecular diagnostic techniques in the diagnosis of various ocular infections.
She has around 45 publications, including national and international to her credit and has authored a textbook on Ocular Microbiology. She has received the award for the best paper published in Bacteriology in the Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology for the year 2004-2005. She also has got funding from various funding agencies in India like the Indian Council of Medial Research and Department of Science and Technology.