19-01-2021

Dr. KC. Chitra

Employee ID               :           3086

Designation                 :           Associate Professor

Residence Address     :           

Official Address           :           Department of Zoology, University of Calicut, Malappuram District, 673 635.

Qualifications              :           M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,

Specialization              :           Toxicology and Endocrinology

E-mail                          :           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone                          :           +91-9495135330

 

Area of specialization:            Endocrinology; Toxicology; Biochemistry

 Educational qualifications:

Doctor of Philosophy in Life Sciences (Zoology): School of Life Sciences, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry.

Master of Philosophy in Life Sciences (Zoology): School of Life Sciences, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry.

Post-Graduation:      Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu.

Graduation:  C. Kandasamy Naidu College, Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, University of Madras.

Scholarships/ Merits/ Awards received:

  • Junior Scholarship from Lady Tata Memorial Trust, Mumbai.
  • State Level Educational Testing (SLET) for Lecturer in Zoology conducted by Bharathidasan University, Tamil Nadu.
  • Dr. P.S. Venkatesan Pillai Shastiabtha Purthi Memorial Prize at the Founder’s day from Annamalai University, Chidambaram.
  • The Lady Simpson (Science) Prize for securing first rank in I M. Sc at the Founder’s day from Annamalai University, Chidambaram.
  • The Chidambaram Dr. K. Rangasami Pillai Medical Service Silver Jubilee Prize at the Founder’s day from Annamalai University, Chidambaram.
  • Prof. R. V. Seshaiya Gold Medal for holding first rank in M. Sc Zoology at the Convocation from Annamalai University, Chidambaram.
  • Dr. K. M. Marimuthu Endowment Prize at the Convocation from Annamalai University, Chidambaram.
  • The Maniketh K. Krishna Menon Memorial Prize at the Convocation from Annamalai University, Chidambaram.
  • The Founder Rajah Sri Annamalai Chettiar Prize at the Convocation from Annamalai University, Chidambaram.
  • Prof. P. Govindan Prize for excellence in Genetics at the Convocation from Annamalai University, Chidambaram. 
  • First Prize in General Proficiency from C. Kandasamy Naidu College for Women, Cuddalore.
  • Alavandhar Naidu Memorial Prize in General Tamil from C. Kandasamy Naidu College for Women, Cuddalore.

Reviewer in:

  • Biologia, Springer.
  • Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Springer
  • Asian Fisheries Science, Scopus Indexed Journal, Malaysia.
  • Journal of Applied Aquaculture, Scimago, USA.
  • Journal of Medical and Biological Science Research, Pearl Research Journals, Delta State, Nigeria.
  • World Journal of Microbiology, Premier Publishers.
  • Member, Editorial Board of Archives of Zoological Studies, Herald Scholarly Open Access Journal, Herndon, VA 20171.

Scopus: (Author ID: 57194548389)             Citations: 1367            h-index-13

Mendeley:                  Citations: 1365            h-index-13

Google scholar:          Citations-2165           h-index-14                   i10-index-20   

Research gate:           Citations-1679            h-index-11                   RG Score-23.86

ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-5090-8709

Total No. of Publications: 112; Chapters in Book: 3

Recent Publications (2019 and 2020):

  • P.V. Vidya and K.C. Chitra (2019). Irreversible histopathological modifications induced by iron oxide nanoparticles in the fish, Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters, 1852). Biological Forum – An International Journal. (Thomson Reuters indexed). ISSN(P): 0975-1130; ISSN(O): 2249-3239. 11(1): 1-6.
  • V. Revathy and K. C. Chitra (2019). Di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) and di-(2-ethylhexyl)-phthalate (DEHP) disrupts endocrine functions in the freshwater fish, Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters, 1852). Journal of Advanced Scientific Research. ISSN: 0976-9595. 10(1): 26-31.
  • N. Sumi and K. C. Chitra (2019). Fullerene C60 nanomaterial induced oxidative imbalance in gonads of the freshwater fish, Anabas testudineus (Bloch, 1792). Aquatic Toxicology. (Elsevier) ISSN: 0166-445X. IF-3.884; 210: 196-206. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2019.03.003.
  • P.V. Vidya, K.P. Asifa and K.C. Chitra (2019). Hepatic histopathology in Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters, 1852) under silica nanoparticles toxicity. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology. ISSN: 0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print) (IF 1.475). 57(4): 293-296.
  • N. Sumi and K. C. Chitra (2019). Impact of fullerene C60 on behavioural and haematological changes in the freshwater fish, Anabas testudineus (Bloch, 1792). Applied Nanoscience. (Springer) 9(8): 2147-2167. ISSN:2190-5509 (P); 2190-5517 (O). IF-2.951; 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13204-019-01041-1.
  • C.V. Priyatha and K. C. Chitra (2019). Sublethal Toxicity of acid orange 7 in the freshwater fish, Anabas testudineus (Bloch, 1792), and the role of vitamin C as antioxidant in the prevention of oxidative stress. International Journal of Scientific Research in Biological Sciences. UGC No. 63784. ISSN: 2347-7520 (O). IF: 1.013. 6(2): 92-101. https://doi.org/10.26438/ijsrbs/v6i2.92101
  • V. Revathy and K. C. Chitra (2019). Role of di-(2-ethylhexyl)-phthalate on the antioxidant status in testes and ovary of the fish, Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters, 1852). International Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences. e-ISSN:2230-7605; p-ISSN:2321-3272. 9(1): 1186-1194. doi No:10.21276/ijpbs.2019.9.1.152. 
  • K.P. Asifa and K.C. Chitra (2019). Effect of chlordecone on the reproductive potential of the cichlid fish, Pseudetroplus maculatus (Bloch, 1795). Journal of Aquatic Research and Marine Sciences. ISSN: 2639-4618. 163-177.
  • Rishin, C.V. Priyatha and K. C. Chitra (2019). Induction of genetic damage in peripheral erythrocytes of the fish, Anabas testudineus (Bloch, 1792) exposed to sublethal concentration of acid orange 7. Research and Reviews: A Journal of Life Sciences. ISSN: 2249-8656 (Online), ISSN: 2348-9545 (Print); 9(2): 83-96.
  • V. Revathy and K. C. Chitra (2019). The cytotoxic and genotoxic effects of di-isononyl phthalate and di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate: An in vitro and in vivo approach on toxicological assessment. Journal of Bioscience and Biotechnology. ISSN: 1314-6238 (P); 1314-6246 (O). 8(1): 69-79.
  • N. Sumi and K. C. Chitra (2019). Genotoxic effects of fullerene C60 nanomaterial on the freshwater fish, Anabas testudineus (Bloch, 1792) using micronucleus and comet assay. Mutation Research – Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis (Elsevier). ISSN: 1383-5718. IF-2.256; 503104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mrgentox.2019.503104
  • K. Sajla, K.P. Raibeemol and K.C. Chitra (2019). Induction of ovarian toxicity in the freshwater fish, Pseudetroplus maculatus (Bloch, 1795) after sublethal exposure of dibutyl phthalate. International Journal of Scientific Research in Biological Sciences. UGC No. 63784. ISSN: 2347-7520 (O). IF: 1.013. 6(5): 26-38. DOI: https://doi.org/10.26438/ijsrbs/v6i5.2638 
  • Fathima Shincy, Sreya Asok, T. Sreelakshmi, C.V. Priyatha and K.C. Chitra (2020). Toxic effects of an organophosphorus pesticide, malathion (50% EC) on the freshwater fish, Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters, 1852). International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. ISSN: 2347-5129 (E); 2394-0506 (P) (IF: 5.62; GIF: 0.549) 8(2): 57-60.
  • N. Sumi and K. C. Chitra (2020). Possible role of C60 fullerene in the induction of reproductive toxicity in the freshwater fish, Anabas testudineus (Bloch, 1792). Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Elsevier). ISSN: 0944-1344 (P); ISSN: 1614-7499 (E). IF-2.914; https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-020-08509-6. 
  • K.P. Raibeemol and K.C. Chitra (2020). Immunological, hormonal and histological alterations after sublethal exposure of chlorpyrifos in the freshwater fish, Pseudetroplus maculatus (Bloch, 1795). Fish and Shellfish Immunology (Elsevier). ISSN: 1050-4648. DOI: 10.1016/j.fsi.2020.04.005
  • M. Sruthi, K.P. Raibeemol and K.C. Chitra (2020). Involvement of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) on the male reproductive toxicity in the freshwater fish, Pseudetroplus maculatus (Bloch, 1795). Journal of Applied Aquaculture (Taylor and Francis). ISSN: 1045-4438 (Print) 1545-0805 (Online). DOI: 10.1080/10454438.2020.1742268
  • N. Vijayakumar, K. Amritha, C.V. Priyatha and K. C. Chitra (2020). Sodium benzoate induced reproductive and metabolic changes in Anabas testudineus (Bloch, 1792). Research and Reviews: A Journal of Life Sciences. ISSN: 2249-8656 (Online), ISSN: 2348-9545 (Print); 10(1): 56-71.

Research supervision: 

Course

Ongoing

Submitted

Awarded

PG

3

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27

M. Phil

2

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4

Ph. D

2

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5

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Kerala, India

 
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