Dr. Sivakumar's research is primarily focused on biomanufacturing and biotech implications of biopharmaceuticals. He has extensively studied the plant-based small molecules pathway biochemistry, synthetic biotechnology and metabolic & bioprocess engineering. He is internationally recognized in the field of biopharmaceuticals and a pioneer in biomanufacturing of biorhizome-based colchicine. He has over 45 publications. He is also on the editorial board of several journals. He serves as an expert of grant proposals as well as numerous scientific journals. His laboratory focuses on metabolic and bioprocess engineering of colchicine pathway and developing potential anticancer medicine.