Dr. Asna Urooj

Professor & Chairperson,
PG Dept of Food Science and Nutrition,
University of Mysore,
Mysore, India


Dr. Asna Urooj, is serving as the Professor and Chairperson of the Postgraduate Department of Studies in Food Science & Nutrition, University of Mysore, Mysore, India. Her areas of research interest are Diabetes, Starch digestibility & glycemic responses, chemistry and applications of Natural antioxidants, Anti-hyperglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of medicinal plants, Disease-specific food formulations and Women’s health and nutritional issues. She has completed 14 research projects funded by UGC, DST, MHRD, and BBSRC-UK. She is the coordinator for the UGC – Special Assistance Program.

Dr. Urooj, serves as a reviewer and editor for several National and International journals. She has 180 research papers published in peer-reviewed journals, with 2821 citations and h-index of 26, i10-index of 63. 16 candidates have completed PhD under her guidance, while 8 are working.

She is a recipient of the prestigious Dr. Kalpana Chawla State award (2009) for young women scientist, Prof G.S. Bains Lifetime achievement award (2011), bestowed by Association of Food Scientists & Technologists and Dr. Rajammal Devadas Oration award conferred by Nutrition Society of India (2017). She has received Young scientist awards, 40 best paper awards and several other awards for her outstanding achievement and contribution in the field of Nutritional Sciences. She was the first President of Indian Dietetic Association, Mysore chapter.

Area of Specialization

Diabetes – prevalence, nutritional status, glycemic responses, dietary intervention.
Clinical nutrition- disease specific and immune enhancing enteral formulations, functional foods, clinical trials.
CVD- Association between fibrinogen and coronary heart disease, antioxidant status, dyslipidemia.
Natural antioxidants - chemistry, health effects and applications
Phytomedicine- Antidiabetic and hypolipidemic potential and mechanism of action of medicinal plants.