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Dr. K. C. Chitra

Assistant Professor

Department of Zoology

 


 

Office: Dept. of Zoology, University of Calicut, 673635

Residence: D21 Quarter, University of Calicut, Malappuram 673 635

Mobile : +91-9495135330

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Qualifications :  M.Sc, M. Phil., Ph. D.

Academic

Sl. No

Degree

University

Year of Completion

1

Ph.D.Life                                       Sciences (Zoology)

Pondicherry University

1999-2003

2

M. Phil Life Sciences (Zoology)

Pondicherry University

1998-1999

3

M.Sc. Zoology

Annamalai University

1994-1996

4

B.Sc. Zoology

Univerity of Madras

1992-1994


PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS:
Total experience of Teaching and Research: 10 years
Principal Investigator in KSCSTE-funded Science Research Project:
Name of the project: Evaluation of the environmental estrogens in the freshwater fish, Etroplus
maculatus (Bloch, 1795)
Amount: Rs. 12,31,600/-
Duration: 3 years
Teaching and Research Interest: Biochemistry of Reproduction, Environmental, Endocrinology, Genotoxicity, Aquatic and Reproductive Toxicology.
Scholarships / Merits / Awards received:
  1. Junior Scholarship from Lady Tata Memorial Trust, Mumbai from August 2000 to July 2002.
  2. Qualified State Level Educational Testing (SLET) for Lecturers held on March 1998 in Zoology conducted by Bharathidasan University, Tamil Nadu.
  3. Dr. P.S. Venkatesan Pillai Shastiabtha Purthi Memorial Prize at the Founderís day held in October 1995 from Annamalai University, Chidambaram.
  4. The Lady Simpson (Science) Prize for securing first rank in I M. Sc at the Founderís day hheld on September 1996 from Annamalai University, Chidambaram.
  5. The Chidambaram Dr. K. Rangasami Pillai Medical Service Silver Jubilee Prize at the Founderís day held on September 1996 from Annamalai University, Chidambaram.
  6. Prof. R. V. Seshaiya Gold Medal for holding first rank in M. Sc Zoology at the convocation held on March 1997 from Annamalai University, Chidambaram.
  7. Dr. K. M. Marimuthu Endowment Prize at the Convocation held on March 1997 from Annamalai University, Chidambaram.
  8. The Maniketh K. Krishna Menon Memorial Prize at the Convocation held on March 1997 from Annamalai University, Chidambaram.
  9. The Founder Rajah Sri Annamalai Chettiar Prize at the Convocation held on March 1997 from Annamalai University, Chidambaram.
  10. Prof. P. Govindan Prize for excellence in Genetics at the Convocation held on March 1997 from Annamalai University, Chidambaram.
  11. First Prize in General Proficiency from C. Kandasamy Naidu College for Women, Cuddalore, TN.

PUBLICATIONS:

Books authored: 1 No.
Research articles: Total: 40 Nos.; International: 31 Nos.; National: 9 Nos.
Selected Publications (2015):
Nonylphenol-induced hepatotoxicity in the freshwater fish, Oreochromis mossambicus. International Journal of Scientific Research and Publications. ISSN: 2250-3153 (IF: 1.22)5 (3):1-5.


Elevation of reactive oxygen species in hepatocytes of tilapian fish when exposed to silicon dioxide: A potential environmental impact of nanomaterial. International Journal of Recent Scientific Research. ISSN: 0976-3031) (IF: 3.908) 6(3): 2990-2995.


Determination of median lethal concentration (LC50) and behavioral changes on the Cichlid fish, Etroplus maculatus exposed to chlordecone. International Journal of Science and Research. ISSN: 2319-7064 (IF: 4.438) 4(3): 1473-1475.


Acute exposure to Diisononyl phthalate (DINP) influenced histopathological and behavioural modification on the freshwater fish, Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters, 1852). International Journal of Research. ISSN: 2348-6848 (IF-3.541). 2 (4): 464-477.


Evaluation of LC50 and behavioural responses of bisphenol A in the cichlid fish, Etroplus maculatus. International Journal of Current Research. ISSN: 0975-833X (IF-5.349). 7(6): 16725-16729.


Consequence of fullerene nanoparticle (C60) on oxygen consumption and behavioural modification in Etroplus maculatus. International Journal of Current Research and Review. ISSN: 2231-2196 (Print); ISSN: 0975-5241 (Online) (IF: 4.016) 7(14): 40-44.


Acute exposure to bisphenol-A altered muscular antioxidant system in cichlid fish, Etroplus maculatus (Bloch, 1795). Global Journal for Research Analysis. ISSN: 2277-8160; DOI: 10.15373/22778160. (IF 3.1218) 8(4): 50-52.


Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate-induced histopathological changes in gill and liver of freshwater fish, Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters, 1852). International Journal of Advanced Research. ISSN: 2320-5407 (IF: 4.588), 3(9): 263-270.


A study on median lethal concentration and behavioural responses of cichlid fish, Etroplus maculatus (Bloch, 1795) exposed to organophosphorus insecticide, chlorpyrifos. Global Journal for Research Analysis. ISSN: 2277-8160; DOI: 10.15373/22778160. (IF 3.1218) 4 (11): 15-17.


Histopathological alterations on gill, liver, kidney and spleen of cichlid fish, Etroplus maculatus exposed to chlorpyrifos. International Journal of Recent Scientific Research. ISSN: 0976- 3031) (IF: 5.114) 6(10): 6892-6896.


Influence of quinalphos, an organophosphorous pesticide, on the antioxidant defense system in hepatic subcellular fractions of fish, Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters, 1852). International Journal of Zoology and Research. ISSN: 2278-8824 (IF-1.9758) 5(6): 7-16.


Quinalphos-induced alteration on the antioxidant defense system in subcellular fraction of gill in fresh water fish, Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters, 1852). International Journal of Advanced Research in Biological Sciences. ISSN: 2348-8069 (IF-4.62) 2 (12): 234-240.

RESEARCH GUIDANCE:
 
Degree
 Awarded In progress
 Ph.D Nil 5 Nos.
 M.Phil 1 No.
1 No.
 

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