ARAVINDH BABU, R.P.

Designation and address
Assistant Professor, Scientist, TRPVB
Centre for Animal Health Studies 2nd Floor , CUL Building
Madhavaram, Milk colony, Chennai 600 051

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
Development, testing and evaluation of whole and recombinant antigen based ELISA for monitoring the health of laboratory animals Phase-II. Principal Investigator 52.45 Lakhs Department of Biotechnology, GoI, New Delhi
Development and evaluation of a recombinant canine distemper virus using reverse genetics technology for use as a multivalent delivery system for dogs Principal Investigator 30.00 Lakhs Department of Biotechnology, GoI, New Delhi
Developing recombinase polymerase assay based disgnostics for detection of pathogenic leptospires Co-Principal Investigator 31.48 Lakhs Department of Biotechnology, GoI, New Delhi
Canine Parvovirus 2b vaccine candidate – Evaluation towards regulatory compliance Co-Principal Investigator 25.50 Lakhs Department of Biotechnology, GoI, New Delhi
Development of canine distemper virus like particles and evaluating its potential for use as vaccine candidate Co-Principal Investigator 28.96 Lakhs Department of Biotechnology, GoI, New Delhi
Hybrid magnetic nanoparticle aptamer biosensor for on-farm early pregnancy diagnosis in cattle Co-Principal Investigator 43.35 Lakhs Department of Science and Technology, GoI, New Delhi
Genomics and proteomics approaches to develop specific diagnostic assay for the detection of estrus/ silent estrus in buffaloes Co-Principal Investigator 99.77 Lakhs Department of Biotechnology, GoI, New Delhi
Accelerating bovine tuberculosis control in developing countries – India (AbTB CD) Co-investigator 190.4 Lakhs Pennsylvania State University, USA
Completed 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
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. Orcid ID: 0000-0001-9487-9017
  2. Fatal peste des petits ruminants disease in Chowsingha, (2018) S. Jaisree R. P. Aravindh Babu et al., Transbound Emerg Dis. 65(1): e198-e201
  3. Selection of vaccine strains for serotype O foot-and-mouth disease viruses (2007–2012) circulating in Southeast Asia, East Asia and Far East, (2017) Mana Mahapatra, Sasmita Upadhyaya, Sharie Aviso, Aravindh Babu et al., Vaccine 35(51): 7147-7153
  4. Genetic and antigenic characterization of serotype O FMD viruses from East Africa for the selection of suitable vaccine strain (2017) Katie Lloyd Jones Sasmita Upadhyaya David Paton Aravindh Babu et al., Vaccine 14;35(49 Pt B):6842-6849
  5. Emergence of Lineage IV Peste des Petits Ruminants Virus in Ethiopia: Complete Genome Sequence of an Ethiopian Isolate, (2016) M. Muniraju M. Mahapatra G. Ayelet, Aravindh Babu et al., Transbound Emerg Dis. 63(4): 435-42.
  6. Virus Excretion from Foot-And-Mouth Disease Virus Carrier Cattle and Their Potential Role in Causing New Outbreaks (2015) Aravindh Babu et al., PLoS ONE 10(6): e0128815
  7. Complete genome sequences of lineage IV peste des petits ruminants viruses from the Indian subcontinent (2015) Masdooq AA, Pawar RM, Aravindh Babu, et. al, Genome Announc 3(5):e01009-15. doi:10.1128/genomeA.01009-15
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
  6. Overseas travel award for Global Challenges Conference, University of Kent, United Kingdom, July 2018