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Dr. A.

BASKAR

Assistant Professor
Department of Zoology, S.B.K. College
Aruppukottai, Virudhunagar (D.t)
Pin: 626101, Tamil Nadu, India.

drarulbaskar@gmail.com
Phone: +91-9442531854

Education
09/2011

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Zoology


Loyola College
University of Madras, Chennai, India
Thesis: Molecular genetic variation and Phylogeny of Rhynocoris species
(Heteroptera: Reduviidae), based on mitochondrial gene analysis

07/2007

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Zoology


Loyola College, Chennai, India
Thesis: Biocontrol potential assessment of Rhynocoris marginatus Fabricius
(Heteroptera: Reduviidae)

06/2005

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) in Zoology


St. Xaviers College of Education, Palayamkottai, India

05/2004

05/2002

Master of Science (M.Sc) in Zoology


St. Xaviers College, Palayamkottai, India
Thesis: Biology and Life table parameters of Coranus siva Kirkaldy (Heteroptera:
Reduviidae)
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Zoology
St. Xaviers College, Palayamkottai, India
Professional Experience

06/2011

Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology


S .B. K. College, Aruppukottai, Virudhunagar Dt, Tamil Nadu, India
Research Area
Cancer Biology, Drug Discovery and Novel Therapeutics
PhD Guideship Recognition

09/2014

Madurai Kamaraj University


Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Organized Seminar / Conference

29.09.2016
23.01.2015
31.01.2014

International Conference on Cancer Biology: Drug Discovery and Novel Therapeutics


National Seminar on Cancer Biology: Drug Discovery and Novel Therapeutics
State Level Seminar on Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer
Honours and Awards

2016
2014
2014

Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Distinguished Award


Young Scientist Award -Tamil Nadu Scientific Research Organization
Bose Science Society Fellowship
Research Funds received from Various Funding Agencies
S.N

Year

Funding Agencies

Amount

Purpose Received

o
1

2014

SBK College

Rs. 20000

State Level Seminar on Cancer

2015

UGC

Rs. 50000

National Seminar on Cancer Biology

2016

ICMR

Rs. 40000

International Conference on Cancer Biology

2016

DBT

Rs. 40000

International Conference on Cancer Biology

2016

INSA

Rs. 30000

International Conference on Cancer Biology

Gene Bank Publications (NCBI-USA)

[1]

Rhynocoris marginatus Fabricius Cytochrome c Oxidase Subunit I gene sequence.


Baskar, A., Fleming, A.T., Tirumurugaan, K.G., Submitted (31-MAY-2009) Department
of Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology, Loyola College, Chennai-34, Tamil Nadu,
India. NCBI GenBank accession number GQ229415.

[2] Rhynocoris fuscipes Fabricius Cytochrome c Oxidase Subunit I gene sequence. Baskar,
A., Fleming, A.T., Tirumurugaan, K.G., Submitted (31-MAY-2009) Department of
Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology, Loyola College, Chennai-34, Tamil Nadu, India.
NCBI GenBank accession number GQ229414.
[3] Rhynocoris kumarii Ambrose and Livingstone Cytochrome c Oxidase Subunit I gene
sequence. Baskar, A., Fleming, A.T., Tirumurugaan, K.G., Submitted (31-MAY-2009)
Department of Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology, Loyola College, Chennai-34,
Tamil Nadu, India. NCBI GenBank accession number GQ229413.
[4] Rhynocoris longifrons Stl Cytochrome c Oxidase Subunit I gene sequence. Baskar, A.,
Fleming, A.T., Tirumurugaan, K.G., Submitted (31-MAY-2009) Department of Advanced
Zoology and Biotechnology, Loyola College, Chennai-34, Tamil Nadu, India. NCBI
GenBank accession number GQ229412.
[5]

Rhynocoris marginatus Fabricius Cytochrome b gene sequence. Baskar, A., Fleming,

A.T., Tirumurugaan, K.G., Ambrose, D.P., Submitted (13-JAN-2010) Department of


Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology, Loyola College, Chennai-34, Tamil Nadu, India.
NCBI GenBank accession number GU225700.
[6]

Rhynocoris fuscipes Fabricius Cytochrome b gene sequence. Baskar, A., Fleming, A.T.,
Tirumurugaan, K.G., Ambrose, D.P., Submitted (13-JAN-2010) Department of Advanced
Zoology and Biotechnology, Loyola College, Chennai-34, Tamil Nadu, India. NCBI
GenBank accession number GU225701.

[7]

Rhynocoris kumarii Ambrose and Livingstone Cytochrome b gene sequence. Baskar, A.,
Fleming, A.T., Tirumurugaan, K.G., Ambrose, D.P., Submitted (13-JAN-2010)
Department of Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology, Loyola College, Chennai-34,
Tamil Nadu, India. NCBI GenBank accession number GU225702.

[8] Rhynocoris longifrons Stl Cytochrome b gene sequence. Baskar, A., Fleming, A.T.,
Tirumurugaan, K.G., Ambrose, D.P., Submitted (13-JAN-2010) Department of Advanced
Zoology and Biotechnology, Loyola College, Chennai-34, Tamil Nadu, India. NCBI
GenBank accession number GU225703.

List of Publications
[1]

Baskar, A., Ambrose, D.P., Tirumurugaan, K.G. 2014. Genetic diversity in the assassin
bug Rhynocoris kumarii Ambrose and Livingstone (Heteroptera: Reduviidae), based on
RAPD analysis. ANJC Journal of Science 13(1) 57-65.

[2]

Baskar, A., Tirumurugaan, K.G., Dhanasekaran, S., Masilamani Selvam, M. 2014. Partial
Mitochondrial DNA Sequence and Amino Acid Analysis of the Cytochrome C Oxidase
Subunit I Gene from Rhynocoris marginatus (Fabricius) (Heteroptera: Reduviidae).
Indian Journal of Natural Sciences 4(23) 1520-1527.

[3]

Baskar, A., Dhanasekaran, S., Tirumurugaan, K.G., Vignesh, A.R., Prakash, B. 2014.
Molecular genetic variation and phylogeny of genus Rhynocoris (Heteroptera:
Reduviidae), based on mitochondrial Cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene. Indian
Journal of Natural Sciences 4(22) 1474-1482.

[4]

Baskar, A., Ambrose, D.P., Tirumurugaan, K.G., Fleming, A.T. 2013. Genetic diversity in
the assassin bug Rhynocoris marginatus Fabricius (Heteroptera: Reduviidae), based on
RAPD analysis. Entomon 36 (1-4): 39-49.

[5]

Baskar, A., Ambrose, D.P., Tirumurugaan, K.G., Fleming, A.T. 2012. Ecotypic diversity
in the assassin bug Rhynocoris marginatus Fabricius (Heteroptera: Reduviidae).
Hexapoda 19, 38 46.

[6]

Baskar, A., Ambrose, D.P., Tirumurugaan, K.G. 2012. Ecotypic diversity in the assassin
bug Rhynocoris kumarii Ambrose and Livingstone (Heteroptera: Reduviidae). Journal of
Entomological Research 36(4) 369 375.

[7]

Baskar, A., Ambrose, D.P., Tirumurugaan, K.G., Fleming, A.T. 2012. Ecotypic diversity
in the assassin bug Rhynocoris fuscipes Fabricius (Heteroptera: Reduviidae). Journal of
Advanced Zoology 33(2)113 121.

[8]

Baskar, A., Fleming, A.T., Tirumurugaan, K.G., Ambrose, D.P. 2012. Genetic diversity in

the assassin bug Rhynocoris longifrons Stl (Heteroptera: Reduviidae), based on RAPD
analysis. In: Insect Pest Management, A Current Scenario, Ambrose D.P. Edition,
Entomology Research Unit, India, pp. 28-37.
[9]

Baskar, A., John Milton, M.C., Ambrose, D.P. 2010. Fat body protein profile of life
stages of Rhynocoris marginatus Fabricius (Heteroptera: Reduviidae). Entomon 35(1), 14.

[10]

Nagarajan, K., Baskar, A., Prasanna Kumar, S., Ambrose, D.P. 2010. Development,
reproductive performance and ecotypic diversity of Coranus siva Kirkaldy (Heteroptera:
Reduviidae). Hexapoda 17(1), 27-37.

[11]

Ambrose, D.P., Nagarajan, K., Baskar, A., Ravichandran, B. 2007. Ecotypic diversity and
life table parameters of Rhynocoris longifrons Stl (Heteroptera: Reduviidae), a potential
predator of Cotton pests. Journal of Soil Biology & Ecology 27(1&2), 141-148.

Conference presentations / attended


[1]

Baskar, A. 2016. Conference Workshop on Advances in Nanoscience and Biotechnology,


Department of Chemistry, Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore.

[2]

Baskar, A. 2016. National Conference on Achievements, Challenges and opportunities in


Environmental Biotechnology for Sustainable Livelihood Security, Tamil Nadu Scientific
Research Organization, Pudukkottai.

[3]

Baskar, A. 2016. National Conference on Natural Sciences, Department of Zoology,


Holy Cross College, Trichy.

[4] Baskar, A. 2016. The 103rd Indian Science Congress, University of Mysore, Mysuru,
Karnataka.
[5]

Baskar, A. 2015. State Level Seminar on Applied Biotechnology, Department of


Biotechnology, ANJA College, Sivakasi.

[6]

Baskar, A. 2015. National Symposium on Current Advances in Immunology Research,


Department of Marine Science, Annamalai University, Parangipettai.

[7] Baskar, A. 2015. State Level Seminar on Innovations in Biotechnology, Department of


Biotechnology, ANJA College, Sivakasi.
[8]

Baskar, A. 2015. Chemistry and pharmacological of insect peptides special focus on


antitumor properties. Department of Chemistry, SBK College, Aruppukottai, National
Conference on Recent Development in Chemistry, pp.17.

[9]

Baskar, A. 2015. Current trends in cancer therapy. Department of Zoology, Sri


Meenakshi Arts College for Women, Madurai, National Seminar on Frontiers in Life
Sciences, pp.6.

[10] Baskar, A. Masilamani Selvam, M. 2015. Health effects of tobacco use and cancer.
Department of Biochemistry, Bharathidasan University, Trichy, National Conference on
Challenges and Future Prospects of Applied Research in Life Sciences, pp.72.
[11] Baskar, A. 2015. Effects of tobacco in cancer of the mouth and lung. Department of
Zoology, SBK College, Aruppukottai, National Seminar on Cancer Biology: Drug

Discovery and Novel Therapeutics, pp.17.


[12] Baskar, A. Masilamani Selvam, M. 2014. Medicine from animal venom peptide in cancer
therapy. Department of Zoology, Periyar University Salem, International Conference on
Physiology and Medicine, pp.105.
[13] Baskar, A., Masilamani Selvam, M. 2014. Drug discovery from insect peptide toxins.
Dept. of Pharmaceutical Technology, Anna University, BIT Campus, National
Conference on Advances in Drug Design, Discovery and Development, pp.58.
[14] Baskar, A., Micheal Sangeetha, A. 2014. Insect peptides using in cancer treatment. Dept.
of Zoology, S.B.K. College, State Level Seminar on Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment
of Cancer, pp.7.
[15] Baskar, A. 2014. National Seminar on Application of Proteomic Technologies in Clinical
Biochemistry. Department of Biotechnology, Mepco Schlenk Engineering College,
Sivakasi.
[16] Baskar, A. 2014. Molecular taxonomy of assassin bugs (Heteroptera: Reduviidae), based
on mitochondrial gene analysis. National Conference on Natural Sciences, Dept. of
Biotechnology, Bon Secours College for Women, Thanjavur.
[17] Baskar, A. 2013. National Seminar on Cancer Biology, Department of Biotechnology,
Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
[18] Baskar, A., Tirumurugaan, K.G., Masilamani Selvam, M. 2013. Insect venom peptides in
cancer therapy. Dept. of Zoology, Bharathiar University, International Congress on
Global Warming on Biodiversity of Insect: Management and Conservation Strategies, pp.
34.
[19] Baskar, A., Tirumurugaan, K.G., Ambrose, D.P., Bakavathiappan, Ga., Masilamani
Selvam, M. 2013. Genetic variation of the genus Rhynocoris (Heteroptera: Reduviidae),
based on In-silico comparison of cytochrome b gene protein. Dept. of Zoology,
S.B.K.Colege, National conference on Frontiers in Chemistry, pp. 14-15.
[20] Baskar, A., Ambrose, D.P., Tirumurugaan, K.G., Dhanasekaran, S. 2012. Evolutionary
genomics in genus Rhynocoris: the mitochondrial DNA sequence as a model system
(Heteroptera: Reduviidae). Dept. of Biotechnology, IIT Madras, Next-Generation
Sequencing and Bioinformatics for Genomics & Healthcare, pp. 45.
[21] Baskar, A., Bakavathiappan, Ga., Vanitha, M., Kohilavani, S., Tirumurugaan, K.G.,
Ambrose, D.P. 2012. Ecotypic diversity of Rhynocoris longifrons Stl (Heteroptera:
Reduviidae) in three habitats in Southern India. Dept. of Botany, PTMTM College,
Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Utilization, pp. 66.
[22] Baskar, A., Ambrose, D.P., Tirumurugaan, K.G. 2012. Mitochondrial DNA sequence and
amino acid analysis of the cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene from Rhynocoris fuscipes
Fabricius (Heteroptera: Reduviidae). Dept. of Zoology, ANJA College, National
Conference on Frontier Area in Applied Zoology, pp.28.
[23] Baskar, A., Fleming, A.T., Tirumurugaan, K.G., Ambrose, D.P. 2011. Genetic diversity in
the assassin bug Rhynocoris longifrons Stl (Heteroptera: Reduviidae), based on RAPD
analysis. St. Xaviers College, Entomology Research Unit, International Symposium on
Insect Pest Management, pp. 126.

[24] Baskar, A., Tirumurugaan, K.G., Fleming, A.T., Ambrose, D.P., Nagarajan, K. 2011.
Ecotypic diversity in the assassin bug Rhynocoris longifrons Stl (Heteroptera:
Reduviidae). Dept. of Zoology, Loyola College, National Conference on Environmental
Protection and Management, pp. 45.

Research / Training / Orientation programme


03/2016

TANSCHE Sponsored National Level Workshop on Research Funding Agencies and


Project Proposal Writing in SBK College, Aruppukottai.

02/2015

TANSCHE Sponsored State Level Seminar on Project Proposal Presentation


Techniques in SFR College for Women, Sivakasi.

11/2014

National Level Workshop on Funded Projects: Winning Strategies for Preparing


Proposal and Impressive Presentation in Department of Education, MS University,
Tirunelveli.

10/2014

IQAC of SBK College organized the one day faculty development programme on
Quality Metrics in Higher Education in SBK College, Aruppukottai

03/2014

National Level Training Programme on Microbial Techniques in Centre of Advanced


Study in Marin Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai.

01/2014

State Level Workshop on Proteomic Tools in Department of Biotechnology, Ayya


Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi.

03/2013

IQAC of SBK College organized the one day workshop on Innovative Method of
Teaching in SBK College, Aruppukottai.

05/2012

UGC-NRCBS Sponsored Summer School on Writing Research Proposals in School of


Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.

03/2012

TNSCST Sponsored Orientation Programme on Research Activities in Science in


School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.

09/2008

The research project work carried out the in the area of Molecular Biology (Assassin
Bugs) from 4th September 28th November 2008 in the Department of Animal
Biotechnology, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai.

05/2008

Summer Training in Animal Biotechnology from 15th May 13th June 2008 at the
Department of Animal Biotechnology, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai.
SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS
Indian Science Congress Association
Bose Science Society