For Robin Sebastian, when he started his PhD research on the Effect of Endosulfan on Animals, it was just a part of his curriculum. But, after the successful completion of the experiment, he became the first person in the world to have done such an experiment on the molecular level.
Dr. Robin, who hails from Kannur, has completed his PhD from the Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bengaluru. From the past 10 years, Robin is residing in the city as part of his studies.
His findings have revealed that exposure to endosulfan affects fertility in animals. He also did a molecular level study on DNA, to find out whether endosulfan modifies its structure. His study revealed that endosulfan induces DNA damage in animals. Even though the DNA repair occurs automatically, Dr. Robin found that it perturbs the repair pathway of DNA.