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क्षेत्रीय आयुर्विज्ञान अनुसंधान केन्द्र
(भारतीय आयुर्विज्ञान अुनसंधान परिषद)
REGIONAL MEDICAL RESEARCH CENTRE
(INDIAN COUNCIL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH)


पोर्ट ब्लेयर, भारत
PORT BLAIR, INDIA


Dr N Muruganandam

Scientist - C

Division of Virology
Regional Medical Research Centre, (ICMR)
Post Bag # 13
Port Blair - 744 101
A&N Islands

Mob: +91 9933224001
Tel: +91 3192 251158
Fax: +91 3192 251063
Email: n.muruganandam@yahoo.com | na.muruganandam@gmail.com


Research Specialization

Medical Microbiology
Molecular Medical Microbiology
Molecular epidemiology
Bioinformatics
Immunology

Dr. Muruganandam Nagarajan

EDUCATION
Degree Year Institution University
Ph.D (Microbiology) 2012 Regional Medical Research Centre (ICMR), Port Blair Pondicherry University
MPhil (Microbiology) 2010 Annamalai University, Chidamabaram Annamalai University
PGDBIT (Bio-Information Technology) 2002 Pondicherry University Community College, Puducherry Pondicherry University
MSc (Microbiology) 2001 Ponnaiyah Ramajayam College, Thanjavur Bharathidasan University
BSc (Microbiology) 1999 King NandhiVarman College, Thellar Madras University


CURRENT AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST

Emerging infectious diseases (with reference to Medical Virology, Medical Bacteriology and Immunology)
Expert in designing Biosafety Laboratory (BSL3 & BSL2)


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Institution Designation Duration
RMRC Port Blair Scientist - C 14th Oct 2015 - Till Date
Research Scientist-II 06th Aug 2013 – 13th Oct 2015
Research Scientist-I 06th Aug 2010 – 05th Oct 2013
Senior Scholar 01st Aug 2008– 31st Jul 2010
Research Scientist 02nd Feb 2008 – 31st Jul 2008
Dept. of Medical Microbiology,
AarupadaiVeedu Medical College & Hospital,
Puducherry
Tutor 20th Jun 2002– 16th Nov 2007


AWARDS, HONORS & FELLOWSHIPS

  • Winner of LADY TATA MEMORIAL TRUST SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP award for the academic years, 2008 – 2010
  • Recipient of ICMR CENTENARY GOLD MEDAL of Regional Medical Research Centre, Port Blair on 15/12/2011, in recognition of the research contributions in the field of Biomedical Research with reference to Chikungunya virus infection during Ph.Dprogramme in RMRC (ICMR) Port Blair, India
  • Letter of appreciation from Directorate Health Services, Port Blair, in recognizing and appreciating my contributions in the field of public health while serving to the people of these islands during diagnosis of many viral diseases outbreaks
  • Letter of appreciation from Department of Public Heath, Bhutan for organizing WHO sponsored training workshop on “Laboratory Diagnosis of leptospirosis for Public Health Staffs at Public health laboratory”, Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Thimphu, Bhutan, during 24th to 31st October 2014


Invitee as an EXPERT

  • Invited as a special invitee for the “Advisory committee meeting for capital works” on 1st June 2016,for finalizing the technical specifications of the BSL2 and BSL3 laboratories as well as equipment for establishing a Regional Level Viral Research and Diagnostic Laboratory as a part of Department of Health Research’s scheme of ‘Establishing Network of Laboratories for Managing Epidemics and natural Calamities’
  • Deputed as Technical Expert for WHO sponsored training workshop on “Laboratory Diagnosis of leptospirosis for Public Health Staffs at Public health laboratory”, Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Thimphu, Bhutan, during 24th to 31st October 2014


PROJECTS

As PI:

  • A multi-centric hospital based study on epidemiology of keratoconjunctivitis in India
Duration: 3 years (2017 - 2020)
Funding Agency: DHR


As Co-PI:

  • Enhancing Biorisk mitigation awareness in public health community and creating laboratory networks for enhanced diagnostic capabilities to deal with surveillance and outbreaks of high-risk group viral pathogens causing viral hemorrhagic fevers and respiratory infections.
Duration: 5 years (2016 - 2020)
Funding Agency: CDC, Atlanta (through NIV, Pune)


Guideship

Supervised M.Phil, M.Sc, B.Sc and B.Tech students as well as International Medical graduates from Sweden for their Dissertation work


Research Publications

Full list available at

Research Gate