Dr. Oinam Premila Chanu is an Associate Professor in the Zoology Department at the Modern College, Imphal. She completed her Ph.D. in 1994 from the Life Sciences Department of Manipur University, Imphal on the title “Analysis of chromosomes in irradiated tasar and eri silkworms”. She has till date published about 25 research publications in peer-reviewed international journals and is currently serving as a reviewer in the International Journal of Radiation Biology.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Oinam Premila Chanu research interests include radio sensitivity study in silkworm larvae, ecology management and conservation studies, scientific validation of traditional herbal medicines, germplasm conservation and in vitro propagation of local medicinal plants, microbial analysis of water etc. She is the Co-ordinator of the Advanced Level Institutional Biotech Hub of the Modern College since 2011 and has active interdisciplinary collaboration with other researchers. Her ultimate objective is to create scientific temper and awareness among the young students and general public.