ANANDA CHITRA, M.

Designation and address
Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology,
Veterinary College and Research Institute, Orathanadu, Thanjavur-614 625.

Qualifications
M.V.Sc., (Veterinary Immunology )
Ph.D. (Veterinary Immunology )

Fields(s) of specialization
Majoring field : Veterinary Immunology
Specializing field : Molecular Immunology & microbiology
Current Projects
Project title Role in the project Fund outlay Funding agency
Novel and rapid detection of Staphylococcus aureus mastitis Principal Investigator Rs. 2.00 lakhs TANUVAS
Establishing National Hub for Healthcare Instrumentation Development Co-Principal Investigator Rs. 70.82 lakhs Department of Science & Technology, Government of India
Completed Projects
Project title Role in the project Fund outlay Funding agency
Outreach Program on Zoonotic diseases Co-Principal Investigator Rs. 73.08 lakhs ICAR
Development of Lateral Flow kit for the diagnosis of bovine brucellosis Ivestigator Rs. 26.00 lakhs Government of Tamilnadu
Recent Research Publications
  • M. Anandachitra, S. Ramesh, V.Jayakumar & M. Murali Manohar. 2011. Anti-leptospiral activity of Andrographis paniculata extract. Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences, 13:441-443.
  • M.Karunakaran,T.G.Devanathan, Tilak Pon Jawahar, K.Manimaran, M.Ananda Chitra, A.Dhali, S.Selvaraju. 2012. Electrophoretic profile of bull sperm membrane proteins as a tool for selection of breeding bull. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, 82(11): 1303-1305
  • M. Anandachitra, V.Jayakumar & M. Murali Manohar. 2011. Detection and Sequence analysis of LigB and LSA21 genes of leptospires fields isolates. Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences, 13:475-479.
  • M.Anandachitra, G.Ravikumar, N.Daniel Joy Chandran, K.Brindha, C.Theophilus Anandkumar, S.Vairamuthu and B.Murali Manohar. 2009. Use of Multiplex PCR for indentification of B.melitensis in the clinical specimens. Indian Veterinary Journal, 86: 547-549
  • M.Anandachitra, P.Jeevan Prasad, N.D.J.Chandran, T.V.Meenambigai, K.Brinda and G.Ravikumar. Development of multiplex PCR for detection of Brucellosis. 2008. Indian Journal of Comparative Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, 29:39-41
  • M.Anandachitra and G.C.Ram. 2008. Phagocytic activation of a Luminol-depepndent chemiluminescence in caprine macrophages and B cells. Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences, 10:797.
  • M.Anandachitra and G.C.Ram. 2008. Study on the efficiency of caprine macrophages and B cells in the generation of cytotoxic T lymphocytes. Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences, 10:899.
Honours & Awards
  • Young Scientist Fellowship Award of Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology, Government of Tamil Nadu, India for the year 2008-09.
  • Best poster award: As co-author for research article entitled "Loop mediated isothermal amplification for diagnosis of leptospirosis in humans" received in the National Symposium organized by Indian Society for Veterinary Immunology and Biotechnology, from 8-10th April 2010 at VCRI, Namakkal, TN
  • Junior Research Fellowship of Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR), for Post Graduate Studies from September 1997 to August 1999 in Veterinary Microbiology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • Senior Research Fellowship of Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR), for Ph.D. degree program from September 1999 to April 2002 in Veterinary Microbiology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India.