Zoology Department

OUR DEPARTMENTS

Dr Sheeja V U

sheejashamej@gmail.com
+91 995953110

Designation

  • Assistant Professor

Department

  • Zoology

Edu. Qualifications

  • M.Sc.
  • M.Phil.B.ed.
  • P.hD

Areas of Interest/Specialisation

  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Taxonomy

Courses/subject Taught

  • PG/UG Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Ecology

Field of Research

  • Immunology
  • Taxonomy

Experience

  • 3 Years of research

Papers Published

  • Karkata, a new genus of gecarcinucid freshwater crab with two new species, and four new species of Pilarta Bahir and Yeo, 2007 and Cylindrotelphusa Alcock, 1909 (Decapoda: Brachyura) from Kerala, India, Journal Of Natural History, 201, 1-36. Impact factor: 0.83.
  • A survey on the diversity of freshwater crabs at Ponmudi, Kerala, South India. ISSN 0976-5417 Cross. Res.: Dec. 2015, Vol. 6, No.2, 165-171.
  • Characterization of the hemagglutinin in the hemolymph of the freshwater crab Travancoriana charu (Bahir and Yeo, 2007), Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (JETIR), JETIR December 2018, Volume 5, Issue 12 (ISSN-2349-5162), 444-453.
  • Characterization and purification of an agglutinin from the hemolymph of the crab Oziotelphusa cf. hippocastanum, International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews (IJRAR) IJRAR December 2018, Volume 5, Issue 4 (E-ISSN 2348-1269, P- ISSN 2349-5138), 226-230.
  • An Insight of the Naturally Occurring Agglutinins in a Few Species of Crabs and Characterization of the Agglutinin in the Crab Travancoriana charu,  International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) ISSN: 2319-7064, 1386-1391.
  • Characterization of the agglutinin in the hepatopancreas of the freshwater crab Travancoriana charu, International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Volume 9, Issue 1, January 2019 147 ISSN 2250-3153, 147-153.
  • Biological role of the hemolymph lectin of the freshwater crab Travancoriana charu. International Journal of Life Sciences Research ISSN 2348-3148 (online) Vol. 7, Issue 1, pp: (1-8), Month: January – March 2019.

Papers Presented

  • Lectins as defence molecules in the innate immunity of freshwater crustaceans, National seminar on ecology and conservation, 14-16 January 2019, Department of Zoology, University of Kerala.
  • Role of lectin in innate immunity of crustacean ,Sheeja V U, Basil Rose M R, International conference on research and pedagogy, 3-4 March, 2017, Voice of teachers and Holy Cross College, Nagercooil.
  • Sialic acid specific lectin in the innate immunity of the freshwater crab Travancoriana charu, International conference on frontiers in analytical and clinical techniques, 24-25 January 2019, Inbiotics, NIMS, Nagercoil.
  • Agglutinins/lectins in malacostracan crustaceans: A brief review, National conference on future trends in marine biotechnology, 14-15 Februaray, 2019, Centre for marine science and technology, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tamilnadu.
  • Antiproliferative effect and apoptoptic activity of the hemolymph lectin of the freshwater crab Travancoriana charu, National conference on life sciences and societal development, 1-2 March, 2019, Department of  Zoology, Holy Cross College, Nagercoil.

Seminars/Conferences Attended

  • International seminar on Advances in Crustacean Research, 20th September 2016, Department of aquatic biology and fisheries, University of Kerala.
  • International conference on research and pedagogy, 3-4 March, 2017, Voice of teachers and Holy Cross College, Nagercooil.
  • National seminar on ecology and conservation, 14-16 January 2019, Department of Zoology, University of Kerala.
  • International conference on frontiers in analytical and clinical techniques, 24-25 January 2019, Inbiotics, NIMS, Nagercoil.
  • National conference on future trends in marine biotechnology, 14-15 Februaray, 2019, Centre for marine science and technology, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tamilnadu.
  • National conference on life sciences and societal development, 1-2 March, 2019, Department of  Zoology, Holy Cross College, Nagercoil.

Workshops/Trainings Attended

  • International training workshop on Taxonomy of Crustacea (ITWOTAC-2016), September 20th to 23rd 2016, Department of aquatic biology and fisheries, University of Kerala.
  • International workshop on Statistics using Excel and SPSS, 9th and 10th January 2017, Department of Zoology, Holy Cross College, Nagercoil.

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