Mahitha Sahadevan, PhD

Mahitha Sahadevan,PhD

Assistant Professor


She is a post-graduate in Zoology from Kannur University, Kannur and secured PhD on the topic
“MicroRNA-mediated regulation of gene expression in the division and differentiation of
spermatogonial cells in mouse testis.” from Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, in the year
2021. She did her post-doctoral work on “Role of AIRE as a possible epigenetic regulator of
PRDM9 mediated gene expression during spermatogenesis” from Rajiv Gandhi Centre for
Biotechnology. Her teaching and research interests are in the area of Development biology,
Physiology and Stem cell biology.


  • Ph.D : RGCB, affiliated to Kerala University, Trivandrum
  • M.Sc. Zoology – S.N. College, Kannur University , Kannur
  • B.Sc. Zoology - Govt. Brennen College, Kannur, University, Kannur

Awards and Fellowships

  • ICMR- SRF awarded - 2021
  • Kannur University First Rank Holder (M.Sc. Zoology, 2012)
  • Kannur University First Rank Holder (B.Sc. Zoology, 2010)


  • Sahadevan M and Kumar PG (2021). Peptidyl Arginine Deiminase 2 (PADI2) is expressed in Post-Meiotic Germ Cells in the Mouse Testis and is Localized Heavily on the Acrosomal Region of Spermatozoa. Journal of Endocrinology and Reproduction. 25(1), 53-65
  • Sivankutty Indu, Anandavally N. Devi, Mahitha Sahadevan, Jeeva Sengottaiyan, Asmita Basu, Shabith Raj K and Pradeep G. Kumar (2024). Expression profiling of stemness markers in testicular Germline Stem Cells from neonatal and adult Swiss albino mice during their transdifferentiation in vitro. Stem Cell Research & Therapy. 15:93, (Equal contribution)
  • Sahadevan M and Kumar PG (2020). Notch signalling in spermatogenesis and male infertility. In: Molecular mechanisms in spermatogenesis and male (in) fertility. Springer Verlag (Singh R, ed). pp. 117-132. DOI:10.1201/9780429244216-12