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 Dr. SEBASTIAN C. D.
Assistant Professor

                                       

 

 

 

 

 


 

Department of Zoology, University of Calicut,
Calicut University PO, Malappuram District, Kerala 673635 India
Phone : Office: 0494-2407419, 2407420
Cell : 91-9447648961, 7025734961
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Residence : Chempakassery, Chenakkal,

Calicut University PO, Malappuram District, Kerala 673635




Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology (2002): Effects of carbaryl on the protein metabolism of the final instar larvae of the silkworm, Bombyx mori L.

  • Master of Philosophy in Zoology (1998): Studies on free amino acids in the excretory fluid of the plant bug, Iphita limbata Stal. (Heteroptera: Pyrrhocoridae)

  • Master of Science in Zoology ( Specialization: Entomology) (1996)

  • Bachelor of Education in Natural Sciences (1997)

  • Bachelor of Science in Zoology (1994)

Experience:

Teaching: 20 years; Research: 12 years

Area of Research interest:

Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Insect Physiology and Biochemistry, Entomology

Research Guidance:

  • Post Doctoral: Ongoing: 1

  • Ph. D.: Awarded: 1 Ongoing: 7

  • M. Phil.: Awarded: 2 Ongoing: 2

  • M. Sc. Dissertations: 23

Professional Achievements:

    • Externally funded Research Projects handled: 5

    • Research Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals: 43 (International: 40, National: 03)

    • Research Papers Published in Proceedings: 11 (International: 04, National: 07)

    • Research Papers Presented in Conferences: 60 (International: 11, National: 49)

    • NCBI (NIH) GenBank Sequence Accessions: 281

    • Barcode of Life Database (BOLD) Accessions: 167

Administrative positions held:

  • Controller of Examinations, University of Calicut (2012)

  • Director, School of Health Sciences, University of Calicut (2011 – 16)

  • Director, Centre for Health Sciences, University of Calicut (2015 – 16)

  • University Nodal Officer, AISHE, Ministry of HRD, New Delhi (2011 onwards)

  • Coordinator, Placement Cell, University of Calicut (2017 onwards)

Externally Funded Research Projects:

  • Diversity and bioactivity studies of Yeasts from the mangroves of Kerala’s coast with potential industrial applications (KSCSTE, Kerala)

  • Development of microbial consortia as bioremediators from the mangroves of Northern Kerala (KSCSTE, Kerala) [ Collaborative]

  • Molecular barcoding and Phylogenetic assessment of Pests of Cucurbits (KSCSTE, Kerala)

  • Molecular based Biodiversity analysis of Aquatic beetles of Northern Kerala (UGC, New Delhi)

  • Biodiversity analysis and Molecular Barcoding of Odonates of Northern Kerala (KSCSTE, Kerala)

Professional contributions:

    • Principal Investigator, UGC & KSCSTE funded Research Projects

    • Scientist Mentor, KSCSTE funded WSD – BLP Research Projects

    • Associate Editor, International Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

    • Chairman, Board of Studies in Genetics, University of Calicut

    • Member, Board of Studies in Zoology, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram

    • Member, Board of Studies in Zoology, Kannur University, Kerala

    • Member, Board of Studies Biotechnology & Genetics, University of Calicut (2013 – 16)

    • Member, Research Admission Committee (various Research Institutions)

Honours & Awards:

  • Best Research Paper Award (2015): The International Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Roseville, CA, USA

  • Green Teacher Award (2004): Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India

  • Prof. K. J. Joseph Endowment Award (1996): University of Calicut

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Representative Publications:

Jisha Krishnan E. K and Sebastian, C. D. DNA Barcoding and Phylogenetic inference of the endemic species Onychogomphus malabarensis (Anisoptera: Gomphidae) using mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I marker gene. International Journal of Recent Scientific Research, 9(2): 23990-23993.

Priya Bhaskaran, K. P. and Sebastian, C. D. Molecular phylogenetic study of Bactrocera tau using mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I gene sequence. International Journal of Science and Research, 6(11): 1952 – 1954.

Muhammedali, V. C., Akhilesh, V. P. and Sebastian, C. D. DNA barcoding for identification of Conocephalus dorsalis (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) from Northern Kerala using Cytochrome oxidase subunit I gene. International Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 6 (10): 8-10.

Akhilesh, V. P. and Sebastian, C. D. Genetic diversity analysis of the flea beetle, Podagrica fuscicornis (Chrysomelidae) using mitochondrial Cytochrome oxidase subunit I gene marker. International Journal of Applied and Natural Sciences, 6 (1), 17-24.

Rukhsana, K. and Sebastian, C. D. A study on the mitochondrial COI DNA sequence and phylogenetic status of Anastatus bangalorensis Mani & Kurian and Anastatus acherontiae Narayanan, Subba Rao & Ramachandra Rao (Hymenoptera: Eupelmidae). International Journal of Applied and Natural Sciences, 5 (1), 69-74.

Bindu, P. U., Priya Bhaskaran, K. P., Akhilesh, V. P., Jisha Krishnan, E. K., Rukhsana, K. and Sebastian, C. D. Toxicological effect of chlorantraniliprole on fat body and haemolymph metabolism in the final instar larvae of silk insect, Bombyx mori L. International Journal of Science and Nature, 6 (2): 177-182.

Sreejith, K. and Sebastian, C. D. Phylogenetic analysis and sequencing of the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI) of white backed plant hopper, Sogatella furcifera (Horvath). International Research Journal of Pharmacy, 5 (12): 887-890.

Rukhsana, K., Vijesh Varghese, Akhilesh, V. P., Jisha Krishnan, E. K., Priya Bhaskaran, K. P., Bindu, P. U. and Sebastian, C. D. GC-MS determination of chemical components in the bioactive secretion ofAnoplodesmus saussurii (Humbert, 1865). International Journal of Pharma Sciences and Research, 6(4): 650-653.

Pavana, E. and Sebastian, C. D. Genetic diversity and phylogenetic analysis of lepidopteran species by molecular barcoding using CO I gene sequences. International Journal of Science and Research, 3(5): 450-452.

Amrita, S., Sumisha, K. and Sebastian, C. D. Effects of antioxidant food supplement on aging in Bombyx mori. International Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 3(4): 61-65.

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