Sneha Murthy





401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606

Building Location

SC 305B

Meet Sneha Murthy

Assistant Professor, Biology

Education: 2005 P.S.G College of Arts and Science, B.Sc.
2007 Bharathiar University, India, M.Sc.
2011 Chonbuk National University, South Korea, Ph.D.

Courses Taught: General Biology
Anatomy and Physiology
Advanced Physiology Lab

Career Specialties: Sneha Murthy specializes in biomaterial synthesis of precious metal nanoparticles using plant parts, plant extracts and bacteria.

Professional and Community Activities:

Murthy's research intertwines bioinspired protocols for nanomaterial synthesis, biosorption technology and techniques in molecular biology toward understanding cytotoxicity of nanoparticles in bacteria, animals and plants. Prior to Murthy's position at UT, she was an instructor/researcher at Western Kentucky University during which she studied the mechanistic aspects of gold uptake and nanoparticle synthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana, by transcriptomic, proteomic and ionomic analysis. She collaborated with University College London, UK and Chonbuk National University, South Korea on Monidisperse chitosan nanoparticles for drug delivery, and Biosorption technology for recovering precious metal from industrial waste water.

Community Outreach

Faculty Mentor for Anatomy and Physiology (Biol 131) Peer Assisted Study Sessions (Current)
Lead Rat-dissection workshops for Warren County Schools (April 2016)
Organized Anatomy and Physiology Olympiad, Kentucky (April 2016)

Recent Publications

Krishnamurthy S, Reddy DHK, G Sankar, Yun YS. Facile room temperature deposition of gold nanoparticle-ionic liquid hybrid film on silica substrate. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 2017. p. 48-55.

Tiwari M, Krishnamurthy S, Shukla D, Kiiskila J, Jain A, Datta R, Sharma N, Sahi SV. Comparative transcriptome and proteome analysis to reveal the biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles in Arabidopsis. Scientific Reports, 2016. 6: p. 21733.

Lee SY, Krishnamurthy S, Cho CW, Yun Y-S, Biosynthesis of Gold Nanoparticles Using Ocimum sanctum Extracts by Solvents with Different Polarity. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2016. 4(5): p. 26512659.

Krishnamurthy S, Yn LS, Yeoung-Sang Y. Optimization Studies of Conditions for Biological Synthesis of AuNPs in Various Shapes Using Plant Extract (Ocimum sanctum). J Nanosci Nanotechno. 2015;15(1):326-9.

Shukla D, Krishnamurthy S, Sahi SV. Microarray analysis of Arabidopsis under gold exposure to identify putative genes involved in the synthesis of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs). Genomics Data. 2015;3:100-2.

Ko Y-L, Krishnamurthy S, Yun Y-S. Facile Synthesis of Monodisperse Pt and Pd Nanoparticles Using Antioxidants. J Nanosci Nanotechno. 2015;15(1):412-7.

Krishnamurthy S, Esterle A, Sharma NC, Sahi SV. Yucca-derived synthesis of gold nanomaterial and their catalytic potential. Nanoscale Res Lett. 2014 Nov 23;9. PubMed PMID: WOS:000346168900001. English.

Honors and Awards: Article featured in the top 25 list of most downloaded articles for Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces (October 2009 – September 2010 academic year): Cinnamon zeylanicum bark extract and powder mediated green synthesis of nano-crystalline silver particles and its bactericidal activity.

4 Patents