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Prof. Dr. K. MURUGAN


Thiruvalluvar University

Serkkadu, Vellore - 632 115, India

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Professor K. MURUGAN M.Sc., M. Phil., Dip. Ent., Ph.D., D.Sc., has done cutting-edge research on the synergy among plant-borne compounds with microbial insecticides and arthropod predators for the successful control of insect pests of medical and agricultural importance. His latest contributions to the field deal with metal nanoparticles with excellent mosquitocidal properties biosynthesized using cheap extracts of plant and fungi as reducing and stabilizing agents. The nanoparticles showed excellent larvicidal and pupicidal toxicity against mosquito vectors, both at laboratory as well as field. Furthermore, the green synthesized nanomaterials showed a great potential as antidengue, antimalarial, antibacterial, anticancer, antidiabetic, antimineralogenic and antioxidant tools, and it has been by his publications. Notably, sub-lethal doses of these nanoparticles showed no detrimental effect on predation rates of mosquito natural enemies at aquatic system. Bioformulations have developed by him have already been used by Defence Personnel at North Eastern India and Tsunami affected people of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry, India during 2004-2005. His current research on stem biology with stem cell-based therapy holds an extraordinary prospective in improving the lives of people who suffer from visual and orthodontic disorders and it carries a promising future in producing new biological elements for medical treatment.


  • D.Sc., Bharathiar University - 2011 (Biological Insecticides)
  • PhD., University of Madras - 1990 (Insect Plant Interactions)
  • M.Phil., University of Madras - 1991 (Endocrinology- Herbal Drugs)
  • MSc., University of Madras - 1984 (Zoology ā€“ Entomology)
  • B.Sc., University of Madras - 1982 (Zoology)

Awards and Honours:

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Awards Won

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