ANBU KUMAR, K.

Designation and address
Assistant Professor,
Vaccine Research Centre- Viral Vaccines, Centre for Animal Health Studies,
Madhavaram Milk Colony, Chennai 600 053.

Qualifications
M.S (University of Kentucky, U.S.A)
Ph.D.(National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Postdoc (University of Alberta, Canada)

Fields(s) of specialization
Majoring field : Microbiology and Immunology
Specializing field : Veterinary Virology and Vaccinology
Current Projects
Project title Role in the project Fund outlay Funding agency
Establishment of Vaccine Research Centre – Viral Vaccines Co-Investigator Rs.1 Crore per annum TANUVAS – Plan Scheme
National Centre for Veterinary Type Cultures – Network project Co – Investigator at TANUVAS Unit Rs.44.38 lakhs 24.02.2010 to 31.03.2020 Indian Council of Agricultural Research
Completed Projects
Project title Role in the project Fund outlay Funding agency
Development of diagnostic tools and vaccine for Porcine circovirus 2, an emerging pathogen. Principal investigator Rs. 23 lakhs Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Dept. of Science and Technology (DST)
ICAR Funded Veterinary Type Culture Collection – Network project – Tribal Sub Plan Component Co – Investigator at TANUVAS Unit Rs. 95 lakhs ICAR
ICAR Funded Veterinary Type Culture Collection – Network project Co – Investigator at TANUVAS Unit Rs. 60 lakhs ICAR
Efficacy of 'JR200' on Immune enhancement and Growth performance of Pacific White shrimp Litopeaneus vannamei Co-Principal investigator Rs. 2.8 Lakhs M/s. Kemin Industrial South Asia Pvt. Ltd
Recent Research Publications
  1. Karuppannan AK, Opriessnig T. 2018. Possible risks posed by single-stranded DNA viruses of pigs associated with xenotransplantation. Xenotransplantation.25:e12453.
  2. Karuppannan AK, Opriessnig T. 2018. Lawsonia intracellularis: Revisiting the Disease Ecology and Control of This Fastidious Pathogen in Pigs. Front Vet Sci. 9:181.
  3. Karuppannan AK, Opriessnig T. 2017. Porcine Circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) Vaccines in the Context of Current Molecular Epidemiology. Viruses. 9. pii: E99.
  4. Karuppannan AK, Ramesh A, Reddy YK, Ramesh S, Mahaprabhu R, Jaisree S, Roy P, Sridhar R, Pazhanivel N, Sakthivelan SM, Sreekumar C, Murugan M, Jaishankar S, Gopi H, Purushothaman V, Kumanan K, Babu M. 2014. Emergence of Porcine Circovirus 2 Associated Reproductive Failure in Southern India. Transbound Emerg Dis. 63:314-20.
  5. Karuppannan AK, Qiang J, Chang C C, Kwang J. 2013. A novel baculovirus vector shows efficient gene delivery of modified porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus antigens and elicits specific immune response. Vaccine. 31: 5471–5478.
  6. Karuppannan AK, Wu KX, Qiang J, Chu JJ, Kwang J. 2012. Natural compounds inhibiting the replication of Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus. Antiviral Res. 94:188-94.
  7. Karuppannan AK, Kwang J. 2011. ORF3 of porcine circovirus 2 enhances the in vitro and in vivo spread of the of the virus. Virology. 410:248-56.
Honours & Awards
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