Dr. Kannapiran Ponuraj is the Associate Professor of Department of Biotechnology at Mepco Schlenk Engineering College and was awarded his PhD from University of Hyderabad in Biochemistry. His area of expertise lies in Protein Biochemistry and Virology, Protein Structure Analysis and Genetic Engineering for Biotic Stress. He is a lifetime member at Indian Society for Technical Education and American Association for Advancement of Science (2011-2016) and has been awarded fellowship multiple times from DBT and CSIR. He has honored as Vice-President at Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur and Secretary, Planning Forum at AC & RI – Madurai, TNAU. He has research articles published in various International Journals.