Advances in Life Sciences

Advances in Life Sciences is an international journal publishing articles that emphasize the molecular, cellular, and functional basis of therapy. All articles are rigorously reviewed. The journal favors publication of full-length papers where modern scientific technologies are used to explain molecular, cellular and physiological mechanisms.

Urmila Jagadeshwaran

Editorial Board Member of Advances in Life Sciences

Assistant Professor, Washington State UNiversity, USA

Research Areas

Entomology, physiology, molecular biology


2006Ph.D.Zoology, University of Mysore, Karnataka, India.
1997M.Sc.Zoology, University of Mysore, Karnataka, India.
1995B.Sc.Biochemistry, Botany, Zoology, University of Mysore, Karnataka, India.


2007-presentPost Doctoral Scientistin the group of Prof (Dr.) David. F. Moffett, School of biological Sciences, Washington state University, Pullman, WA
2002-2005Senior Research Fellowin my own research project funded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India
1998-1999Project Assistant in a research project entitled Evaluation of insecticide resistance in Anopheles and Aedes mosquitoes

Academic Achievement

Postdoctoral Fellowship, NIH, Washington state University, Pullman, WA
2002-2005, Senior Research Fellowship, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, India
Karnataka State Government student Scholarship [class VI to Class X], India


Member of Entomological society of America (ESA)
Member of American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS)
Member of Socity of Vector ecology (SOVE)
2008-present, Member of judging panel for the Science and Engineering Annual Undergraduate Research Poster Competition, WSU Pullman, WA

Publications: Journals

[1]  Signaling by intracellular H+ and Ca++ in larval Mosquito (Aedes aegypti) midgut epithelium in response to serosal serotonin. Moffett D. F., Urmila J, Onken H and Goss G. G. J.Insect Physio. J Insect Physiol. 2011 Dec
[2]  Cellular mechanisms of acid secretion in the posterior midgut of the larval mosquito (Aedes aegypti). Urmila, J., Onken H., M. Hardy, S. B. Moffett and D. F. Moffett; J. Exp. Biol. (2010) 213 (2), 295-300.
[3]  Biochemical characterization of deltamethrin resistance in a laboratory-selected strain of Aedes aegypti. Urmila, J. & V. A. Vijayan; Parasitol Res (2009) 104:1431–1438.
[4]  Efficacy of piperonyl butoxide (PBO) as a synergist with deltamethrin on five species of mosquitoes at Mysore Vijayan. V.A., Sathish Kumar .B.Y., Ganesh. K.N., Urmila. J., Fakoorziba. M.R and Makkapati. A.K. (2007). J. Commun. Dis, 39(3):159-63.
[5]  Pyrethroid susceptibility and enzyme activity in two malaria vectors, Anopheles stephensi (Liston) and Anopheles culicifacies (Giles), from Mysore, India. Ganesh K.N., Urmila J and Vijayan V.A. (2003) Indian Journal of Medical Research, 117: 30-38.
[6]  Role of esterases and monooxygenases in the deltamethrin resistance in Anopheles stephensi Giles (1908), at Mysore Ganesh K.N., Vijayan V.A., Urmila J., Gopalan N and Shri Prakash. (2002)., Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, 40: 583-588.
[7]  Deltamethrin tolerance and associated cross-resistance in Aedes aegypti from Mysore. Urmila J., Vijayan V.A., Ganesh K.N., Gopalan N and Shri Prakash. (2001) Indian Journal Medical Research, 113: 103-107
[8]  Cross-resistance in a deltamethrin selected strain of Aedes aegypti to permethrin and fenvalerate. Urmila. J., Ganesh. K.N., Vijayan. V.A., Gopalan, N. and Rao. K.M. (2000) Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on ‘Vectors and vector borne diseases
[9]  Feeding capacity of Toxorhynchites, Urmila. J., Ganesh. K.N. and Vijayan. V.A. (2000)Insect Environment, 6: 116-117.
[10]  Increased mosquito breeding activity in the University Campus Mysore, manasagangotri, Karnataka, Urmila. J., Ganesh. K.N., Pushpalatha. N and Vijayan. V.A. (1999) J. Commun. Dis, 31:203-206.