Vidya Rajendran, Smt.
BRAQCON

  Scientific-Staff 

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Vidya Rajendran, Smt. Dr.
Designation : Scientist
Discipline : Fish Health
Division : Aquatic Animal Health and Environment Division
Specialization : Fish pathology and microbiology
Research areas:
  • Microbial profiling of brackish water seed production systems
  • Bacteriophages
  • Prophylaxis and therapeutics for microbial diseases
Brief profile:

With graduation of Fisheries science (B.F.Sc) from Kerala Agriculture University in 2007 and specialisation in fish pathology and microbiology for the masters (2007-2009) and Doctor of Philosophy (2009-2016) at ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai, I begin the research career by understanding host-pathogen interactions and immune responses against animal virus and bacteria in aquatic animals. After receiving Agriculture research Service in 2014, I joined the lab of Aquatic Animal Health and Environment Division of ICAR-CIBA, Chennai. I am currently working on microbial ecosystems associated with aquatic seed production and farming systems, more specifically on the negative and positive microbial interactions in various developmental stages. My passion for the microbes begins while studying the microbial association in Milkfish which is known for its inherent resistance to diseases. Apart from the conventional practices of classical microbiology, I use the molecular and protein based techniques for profiling, understanding and proving the biological hypothesis. I have explored and experienced the prophylactic and therapeutic control of bacterial disease using biocontrol agents’ viz., bacteriophages against luminescent Vibrio in shrimp hatcheries as well as growth and survival improvement in shrimps through probiotic formulations. I look forward for the productivity and sustainability of the fish production systems through brackish water aquaculture interventions and brings down the hunger and unemployment and to uphold the support for national prosperity and wealth.

Current Research Projects (3 important ones):
NoTitle Funded By
1 Invertebrate and finfish diseases in brackishwater aquaculture in India and development of prophylactic and therapeutic strategiesInstitute
2National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal DiseasesICAR-NBFGR
3 CRP on vaccines and diagnosticsICAR

Recognitions (National & international level) :

  • Kerala agriculture university merit scholarship- 2004
  • Junior research fellowship,ICAR, (M.F.Sc)- 2007-2009
  • Hiralal Choudhary gold Medal-M.F.Sc (FPM)-2007-2009
  • ICAR- National Eligibility Test (Fish Health)-2013
Best 5 Publications during the career:
  1. Vidya, R., Makesh, M., Purushothaman, C.S., Chaudhari, A., Gireesh-Babu, P., Rajendran, K.V., 2016. Report of leucine-rich repeats (LRRs) from Scylla serrata: Ontogeny, molecular cloning, characterization and expression analysis following ligand stimulation, and upon bacterial and viral infections. Gene. 590,pp 159–168.
  2. R Vidya, Anutosh Paria, A Deepika, K Sreedharan, M Makesh, CS Purushothaman, Aparna Chaudhari, P Gireesh Babu, KV Rajendran., 2014. Toll-like receptor of mud crab, Scylla serrata: molecular characterisation, ontogeny and functional expression analysis following ligand exposure, and bacterial and viral infections. Molecular Biology Reports. 41(10): pp 6865–6877
  3. Sujeet Kumar, Jangam, A.K., Akhil, V., Rajendran, V., Katneni, V.K., Rajan, J.J.S., Grover, M., Nagaleekar, V.K., Alavandi, S.V. and Vijayan, K.K., 2017. Draft Genome Sequence of the Luminescent Strain Vibrio campbellii LB102, Isolated from a Black Tiger Shrimp (Penaeus monodon) Broodstock Rearing System. Genome Announcements, 5(20), pp.e00342-17
  4. Sathish kumar, T., Vidya, R., Kumar, S., Alavandi, S. V., & Vijayan, K. K. (2017). Zoea-2 syndrome of Penaeus vannamei in shrimp hatcheries. Aquaculture, 479,pp 759-767.
Best 3 Publications during last 3 years:
  1. Sujeet Kumar, Jangam, A.K., Akhil, V., Rajendran, V., Katneni, V.K., Rajan, J.J.S., Grover, M., Nagaleekar, V.K., Alavandi, S.V. and Vijayan, K.K., 2017. Draft Genome Sequence of the Luminescent Strain Vibrio campbellii LB102, Isolated from a Black Tiger Shrimp (Penaeus monodon) Broodstock Rearing System. Genome Announcements, 5(20), pp.e00342-17
  2. Sathish kumar, T., Vidya, R., Kumar, S., Alavandi, S. V., & Vijayan, K. K. (2017). Zoea-2 syndrome of Penaeus vannamei in shrimp hatcheries. Aquaculture, 479,pp 759-767.
  3. Vidya, R., Makesh, M., Purushothaman, C.S., Chaudhari, A., Gireesh-Babu, P., Rajendran, K.V., 2016. Report of leucine-rich repeats (LRRs) from Scylla serrata: Ontogeny, molecular cloning, characterization and expression analysis following ligand stimulation, and upon bacterial and viral infections. Gene. 590,pp 159–168.
  4. R Vidya, Anutosh Paria, A Deepika, K Sreedharan, M Makesh, CS Purushothaman, Aparna Chaudhari, P Gireesh Babu, KV Rajendran., 2014. Toll-like receptor of mud crab, Scylla serrata: molecular characterisation, ontogeny and functional expression analysis following ligand exposure, and bacterial and viral infections. Molecular Biology Reports. 41(10): pp 6865–6877
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