ARAVINDH BABU, R.P.

Designation and address
Assistant Professor, Laboratory Animal Medicine,
Centre for Animal Health Studies, TANUVAS, Madhavaram Milk Colony, Chennai 600051

Qualifications
M.V.Sc. (Animal Biotechnology)
Ph.D. (Veterinary Virology)

Contact
T: +91-44-25551586/87
M: +91-9486607510
E: aravindhbabu.r.p@tanuvas.ac.in

Fields(s) of specialization
Majoring field : Animal Biotechnology
Specializing field : Molecular virology and immunology
Current Projects
Project title Role in the project Fund outlay Funding agency
External validation of diagnostic assays for the detection of anti-Brucella antibodies developed under the DBT network project on Brucellosis Co-Investigator 33.70 Lakhs Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi
Animal Biotechnology Career Enhancement Programme Co-Principal Investigator 126.33 Lakhs Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi
Collaboration on Diagnosis of Emerging Viruses (CoDEV) Collaborator --- Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, United Kingdom
Completed Projects
Project title Role in the project Fund outlay Funding agency
Evaluating DIP-HIP adjuvant for its application in chicken model Co-Investigator 3.94 Lakhs Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences, DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Government of India
Recent Research Publications
  1. Virus Excretion from Foot-And-Mouth Disease Virus Carrier Cattle and Their Potential Role in Causing New Outbreaks Aravindh Babu R.P, Mahapatra M, Gubbins S, Parida S (2015) PLoS ONE 10(6): e0128815.
  2. Complete Genome Sequences of Serotype O Foot-and-Mouth Disease Viruses Recovered from Experimental Persistently Infected Cattle Aravindh Babu R.P, Mahapatra M, Parida S. (2015) Genome Announc 3(4):e00606-15.
  3. Molecular characterisation of lineage IV peste des petits ruminants virus using multi gene sequence data Senthil Kumar, Aravindh Babu et al., Veterinary Microbiology (2014) 174: 39–49 (Equal contribution to first author)
  4. Molecular Evolution of Peste des Petits Ruminants Virus Murali Muniraju, Muhammad Munir, Aravindh Babu et al., Emerg Infect Dis. (2014) 12:2023-33
  5. Emergence of Lineage IV Peste des Petits Ruminants Virus in Ethiopia: Complete Genome Sequence of an Ethiopian Isolate 2010 Murali Muniraju, Mana Mahapatra, Gelagay Ayelet, Aravindh Babu et al., Transbound Emerg Dis. 2014 Nov 14. doi: 10.1111/tbed.12287
  6. Rabies virus isolates of India – Simultaneous existence of two distinct evolutionary lineages Reddy RV, Mohana Subramanian B, Surendra KS, Aravindh Babu RP, Rana SK, Manjari KS and Srinivasan VA Infection, Genetics and Evolution (2014) 27: 163–172
Honours & Awards
  1. Dr. Eswaran Memorial Gold medal for best student in Animal Biotechnology – 2006
  2. Institute of Animal Health, United Kingdom, Research scholarship - 2007 to 2011
  3. The Pirbright Institute, United Kingdom, Post Doctoral Fellowship – 2011 to 2013
  4. The Pirbright Institute, United Kingdom, Visiting scientist award – Jan 2014
  5. Animal and Plant Health Agency, United Kingdom, Visiting scientist award – Sep 2014