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Dr N. Pradeep Kumar

TitleSCIENTIST F (Deputy Director - Senior Grade) & Officer-in-Charge
InstitutionVECTOR CONTROL RESEARCH CENTRE (INDIAN COUNCIL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH)
DepartmentVECTOR CONTROL RESEARCH CENTRE FIELD STATION, KOTTAYAM
AddressKOTTAYAM
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    Working as a senior scientist on the biology and control of vector-borne diseases (filariasis, malaria, Chikungunya, Dengue, Japanese encephalitis, scrub typhus etc) prevalent in India at Vector Control Research Centre (ICMR), India. Special interests include: Molecular biology and evolution of arbo-viruses, malaria & filarial parasites and Molecular taxonomy of insect vectors.


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    1. Kumar NP, Rajavel AR, Jambulingam P. Development of a PCR methodology to distinguish species members of Culex vishnui subgroup (Diptera: Culicidae), based on DNA Barcodes. Insect Sci. 2017 Apr; 24(2):336-340. PMID: 27060606.
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    2. Srinivasan R, Kumar NP, Jambulingam P. Detection of natural infection of Leishmania donovani (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae) in Phlebotomus argentipes (Diptera: Psychodidae) from a forest ecosystem in the Western Ghats, India, endemic for cutaneous leishmaniasis. Acta Trop. 2016 Apr; 156:95-9. PMID: 26774685.
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    3. Srinivasan R, Jambulingam P, Kumar NP, Selvakumar M, Edwin B, Kumar TD. Temporal distribution and behaviour of sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in a cutaneous leishmaniasis focus of the Kani Tribe settlements in the Western Ghats, India. Acta Trop. 2015 Aug; 148:147-55. PMID: 25917713.
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    4. Thomas M, Kumar NP. Microevolutionary trends of dengue virus-3 in Kerala, India. Indian J Exp Biol. 2015 Apr; 53(4):236-40. PMID: 26011986.
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    5. Rajavel AR, Kumar NP, Natarajan R, Vanamail P, Rathinakumar A, Jambulingam P. Morphological and molecular characterization of the ecological, biological and behavioural variants of the JE vector Culex tritaeniorhynchus: an assessment of its taxonomic status. J Vector Borne Dis. 2015 Mar; 52(1):40-51. PMID: 25815866.
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    6. Kumar NP, Srinivasan R, Anish TS, Nandakumar G, Jambulingam P. Cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania donovani in the tribal population of the Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve forest, Western Ghats, Kerala, India. J Med Microbiol. 2015 Feb; 64(Pt 2):157-63. PMID: 25480880.
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    7. Kumar NP, Bashir A, Abidha S, Sabesan S, Jambulingam P. Predatory potential of Platynectes sp. (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) on Aedes albopictus, the vector of dengue/chikungunya in Kerala, India. Trop Biomed. 2014 Dec; 31(4):736-41. PMID: 25776599.
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    8. Srinivasan R, Jambulingam P, Kumar NP. Sergentomyia (Neophlebotomus) monticola, a new species of sand fly (Diptera: Psychodidae) from the Western Ghats, Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala, India. Acta Trop. 2014 Sep; 137:74-9. PMID: 24832008.
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    9. Paily KP, Chandhiran K, Vanamail P, Kumar NP, Jambulingam P. Efficacy of a mermithid nematode Romanomermis iyengari (Welch) (Nematoda: Mermithidae) in controlling tree hole-breeding mosquito Aedes albopictus (Skuse) (Diptera: Culicidae) in a rubber plantation area of Kerala, India. Parasitol Res. 2013 Mar; 112(3):1299-304. PMID: 23306387.
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    10. Kumar NP, Jayakumar PR, George K, Kamaraj T, Krishnamoorthy K, Sabesan S, Jambulingam P. Genetic characterization of dengue viruses prevalent in Kerala State, India. J Med Microbiol. 2013 Apr; 62(Pt 4):545-52. PMID: 23288429.
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    11. Kumar NP, Sabesan S, Krishnamoorthy K, Jambulingam P. Detection of Chikungunya virus in wild populations of Aedes albopictus in Kerala State, India. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2012 Oct; 12(10):907-11. PMID: 22925018.
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    12. Kumar NP, Srinivasan R, Jambulingam P. DNA barcoding for identification of sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in India. Mol Ecol Resour. 2012 May; 12(3):414-20. PMID: 22277023.
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    13. Kumar NP, Suresh A, Vanamail P, Sabesan S, Krishnamoorthy KG, Mathew J, Jose VT, Jambulingam P. Chikungunya virus outbreak in Kerala, India, 2007: a seroprevalence study. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2011 Dec; 106(8):912-6. PMID: 22241110.
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    14. Vidhyanandhini R, Kumar NP. Characterization of the 3-HKT gene in important malaria vectors in India, viz: Anopheles culicifacies and Anopheles stephensi (Diptera: Culicidae). Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2008 Sep; 103(6):595-7. PMID: 18949331.
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    15. Kumar NP, Joseph R, Kamaraj T, Jambulingam P. A226V mutation in virus during the 2007 chikungunya outbreak in Kerala, India. J Gen Virol. 2008 Aug; 89(Pt 8):1945-8. PMID: 18632966.
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    16. Kumar NP, Rajavel AR, Jambulingam P. Application of PDF417 symbology for 'DNA Barcoding'. Comput Methods Programs Biomed. 2008 May; 90(2):187-9. PMID: 18282635.
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    17. Kumar NP, Rajavel AR, Natarajan R, Jambulingam P. DNA barcodes can distinguish species of Indian mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae). J Med Entomol. 2007 Jan; 44(1):1-7. PMID: 17294914.
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    18. Thangadurai R, Hoti SL, Kumar NP, Das PK. Phylogeography of human lymphatic filarial parasite, Wuchereria bancrofti in India. Acta Trop. 2006 Jul; 98(3):297-304. PMID: 16854360.
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    19. Kumar NP. A non-radioactive method for mapping restriction fragment length polymorphic genetic markers in Anopheles gambiae. Indian J Exp Biol. 1999 Oct; 37(10):1046-8. PMID: 10783765.
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    20. Kumar NP, Sabesan S, Panicker KN. Susceptibility status of Mansonia annulifera to Brugia malayi parasites in Cherthala, Alappuzha district, Kerala. Indian J Exp Biol. 1998 Aug; 36(8):829-31. PMID: 9838888.
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    21. Sabesan S, Rajendran G, Kumar NP. Bionomics of Mansonioides mosquitoes in relation to community structure of hydrophytes/breeding habitats in Cherthala, Kerala. Indian J Clin Biochem. 1997 Dec; 12(Suppl 1):36-8. PMID: 23100894; PMCID: PMC3454292.
    22. Panicker KN, Arunachalam N, Kumar NP, Prathibha J, Sabesan S. Efficacy of diethylcarbamazine-medicated salt for microfilaraemia of Brugia malayi. Natl Med J India. 1997 Nov-Dec; 10(6):275-6. PMID: 9481098.
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    23. Dhanda V, Thenmozhi V, Kumar NP, Hiriyan J, Arunachalam N, Balasubramanian A, Ilango A, Gajanana A. Virus isolation from wild-caught mosquitoes during a Japanese encephalitis outbreak in Kerala in 1996. Indian J Med Res. 1997 Jul; 106:4-6. PMID: 9248207.
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    24. Kumar NP, Sabesan S, Panicker KN. The resting and house frequenting behavior of Mansonia annulifera, Ma. uniformis and Ma. indiana, the vectors of Malayan filariasis in Kerala State, India. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 1992 Jun; 23(2):324-7. PMID: 1359651.
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    25. Sabesan S, Kumar NP, Krishnamoorthy K, Panicker KN. Seasonal abundance & biting behaviour of Mansonia annulifera, M. uniformis & M. indiana & their relative role in the transmission of malayan filariasis in Shertallai (Kerala state). Indian J Med Res. 1991 Jul; 93:253-8. PMID: 1683653.
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    26. Kumar NP, Sabesan S, Panicker KN. Biting rhythm of the vectors of Malayan filariasis, Mansonia annulifera, M. uniformis & M. indiana in Shertallai (Kerala state), India. Indian J Med Res. 1989 Jan; 89:52-5. PMID: 2563359.
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    27. Sabesan S, Krishnamoorthy K, Jambulingam P, Rajendran G, Kumar NP, Rajagopalan PK. Breeding habitats of Anopheles culicifacies in Rameswaram Island. Indian J Med Res. 1986 Jul; 84:44-52. PMID: 3770835.
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    28. Rajagopalan PK, Jambulingam P, Sabesan S, Krishnamoorthy K, Rajendran S, Gunasekaran K, Kumar NP, Prothero RM. Population movement and malaria persistence in Rameswaram Island. Soc Sci Med. 1986; 22(8):879-86. PMID: 3749960.
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    29. Rajagopalan PK, Jambulingam P, Sabesan S, Krishnamoorthy K, Rajendran S, Gunasekaran K, Kumar NP. Population movement and malaria persistence in Rameswaram Island. Icmr Bull. 1984 Nov; 14(11):125-33. PMID: 12340211.
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