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Place of work: Tamil Nadu Vet and Animal Sciences Uni,India
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Curriculum Vitae(Resume)

Personal information:

Date of birth: 24.April.1967

Contact address:

-Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University

Academic education:

-PhD. : 2001 Veterinary parasitology / Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar,India

-M.V.Sc. :1992 Parasitology / Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, India

-B.V.Sc. : 1989 Veterinary medicine / Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences Universit, India

Thesis / Dissertations:

Membership in societies:

-Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology.

-Indian Association for Veterinary Immunology and Biotechnology

-Indian Association for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

-Indian Veterinary Association

-World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology.

Current position:

-Associate professor since 2009

Work experiences:

-Served as Veterinary Assistant Surgeon for 3 years in rural Tamil Nadu.

-Assistant Professor of Parasitology in TANUVAS since 1994.

Research interests:


Research experiences:

-During masters and doctoral programme, worked on various aspects of Ehrlichia bovis and Toxoplasma gondii respectively.

-Handled research schemes on poultry coccidiosis and tropical bovine theileriosis.

-Three year Post doctoral training on genotyping and development of molecular diagnostic tools for apicomplexan parasites at U. S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)

Workshop attendance:

Publications (Journals):

55. A.C.Rosypal, S.Tripp, C.Kinlaw, S.Hailemariam, R.R.Tidwell, D.S.Lindsay, R.P.Rajapakse, C.Sreekumar and J.P.Dubey. 2009. Surveillance for antibodies to Leishmania spp. in dogs from Sri Lanka. Journal of.Parasitology. 5: 1



54. K.R.Gunasekar, A.K.Tewari, C.Sreekumar, S.C.Gupta and J.R.Rao. 2009. Elucidation of genetic variability among different isolates of Fasciola gigantica (giant liver fluke) using random-amplified polymorphic DNA polymerase chain reaction. Parasitology research. 103 1075-1081.


53. R. Venkataramanan, C. Sreekumar, A.Saravanan and N. Kalaivanan. 2008.  Malicious carbofuran poisoning of a leopard (Panthera pardus) in Sandynallah Reserve Forest, India. Journal of Wildlife Rehabilitation. 29(1): 15-17.


52. Parimal Roy, V. Purushothaman, C. Sreekumar,  S. Tamizharasan and Andrew Chandramohan. 2008. Sheep pox disease outbreaks in Madras Red and Mechery breeds of indigenous sheep in Tamilnadu, India. Research in Veterinary Science. 85: 617–621.


51. K. Meenakshi, S. Sandhu, M.S.Ball, H. Kumar. S.Sharma, P.K.Sidhu, C.Sreekumar and J.P.Dubey. 2007. Seroprevalence of Neospora caninum antibodies in cattle and water buffaloes in India. Journal of Parasitology. 93:1374-1377.


50. Reghu Ravindran, Bindu Lakshmanan, C.Sreekumar, Lalitha John, S.Gomathinayagam, A.K.Mishra, A.K.Tewari and J.R.Rao. 2007. Acridine orange staining for quick detection of blood parasites. Journal of Veterinary parasitology, 21(1): 85-86.


49.  R.M. Monteiro, L.J. Richtzenhain, H.F.J. Pena, S.L.P. Souza, M.R. Funada, S.M. Gennari, J.P. Dubey, C. Sreekumar, L.B.Keid, and R.M. Soares. 2007. Molecular phylogenetic analysis in Hammondia-like organisms based on partial Hsp70 coding sequences. Parasitology. 135:1-9.


48.  D.E.Hill, C.Sreekumar, J.P.Dubey, J.K.Lunney, H.R.Gamble. 2006. Comparison of detection methods for Toxoplasma gondii in naturally and experimentally infected swine. Veterinary Parasitology, 141: 9-17.


47.  J. Mahesh Kumar, L.Reddy, V.Aparna, G.Srinivas, P.Nagarajan, R.Venkatesh, C.Sreekumar, B.Sesikaran. 2006. Strobilocercus fasciolaris infection with hepatic sarcoma and gasteroenteropathy in a Wistar colony. Veterinary Parasitology, 141: 362-367.


46. J.P Dubey, R.P. Rajapakse, D.K.Ekanayake, C.Sreekumar, T. Lehmann. 2005. Isolation and molecular characterization of Toxoplasma gondii from chickens from Sri Lanka. Journal of Parasitology, 91(6):1480-1482.


45. J.P. Dubey, A. Lenhart, C.E. Castillo, L. Alvarez, P. Marcet, C.Sreekumar, T. Lehmann. 2005. Toxoplasma gondii infection in chicken from Venezuela: Isolation, tissue distribution and molecular characterization. Journal of Parasitology, 91(6): 1332-1334.


44. J.P. Dubey, D.E. Hill, J. L. Jones, A.W. Hightower, E. Kirkland, J. M. Roberts, P. L. Marcet, T. Lehmann, M.C.B. Vianna, K. Miska, C. Sreekumar, O. C. H. Kwok, S. K. Shen, H. R. Gamble. 2005. Prevalence of viable Toxoplasma gondii in beef, chicken, and pork from retail meat stores in the United States; risk assessment to consumers. Journal of Parasitology, 91(5): 1082-1093.


43. J. P. Dubey, P. A. Fair, G. D. Bossart, D. Hill, R. Fayer, C. Sreekumar, O. C. H. Kwok, and P. Thulliez. 2005. A comparison of several serologic tests to detect antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in naturally exposed bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Journal of Parasitology, 91(5): 1074-1081.


42. C. Sreekumar, D.E. Hill, K.B. Miska, M.C.B. Vianna, L. Yan, R.L. Myers, J.P. Dubey. 2005. Genotyping and detection of multiple infections of Toxoplasma gondii using Pyrosequencing. International Journal for Parasitology, 35 (9): 991-999.


41. C. Sreekumar, M.C.B. Vianna, D.E. Hill, K.B. Miska, A. Lindquist, J.P. Dubey. 2005. Differential detection of Hammondia hammondi from Toxoplasma gondii using polymerase chain reaction. Parasitology International, 54 (4): 267-269.


40. M.C.B. Vianna, C. Sreekumar, K.B. Miska, D.E. Hill, J.P. Dubey. 2005. Isolation of Neospora caninum from naturally Infected white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Veterinary Parasitology, 129 (3-4): 253-257.


39. J.P. Dubey, C. Sreekumar, T. Donovan, M. Rozmanec, B.M. Rosenthal,  M.C.B. Vianna, W.P. Davis, J.S. Belden. 2005. Redescription of Besnoitia bennetti (Protozoa: Apicomplexa) from the donkey (Equus asinus). International Journal for Parasitology, 35 (6): 659-672.


38. D.E. Hill, C. Sreekumar, J.P. Dubey. 2005. Biology and epidemiology of Toxoplasma gondii in man and animals. Animal Health Research Review, 6:41-61.


37. S.P. Honnold, R. Braun, D.P. Scott, C. Sreekumar, J.P. Dubey. 2005. Toxoplasmosis in a Hawaiian Monk Seal (Monachus schauinslandi). Journal of Parasitology, 91(3): 695-697.


36. J.P. Dubey, M.I. Bhaiyat, C. de Allie, C.N.L. Macpherson, R. N. Sharma, C. Sreekumar, M.C.B. Vianna, S.K. Shen, O.C.H. Kwok, D.E. Hill, K.B. Miska and T. Lehmann. 2005. Isolation, tissue distribution, and molecular characterization of Toxoplasma gondii from chickens from Grenada, West Indies. Journal of Parasitology, 91(3): 557-560.


35. J.P. Dubey, S. Karhemere, E. Dahl, C. Sreekumar, A. Diabate, K. R. Dabire, M.C.B. Vianna, O.C.H. Kwok, and T. Lehmann. 2004.  First biologic and genetic characterization of Toxoplasma gondii isolates from chickens from Africa (Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Kenya). Journal of Parasitology, 91 (1): 69-72.


34. J.P. Dubey, C. Sreekumar, K. B. Miska, D. E. Hill, M.C.B. Vianna, and D.S. Lindsay. 2004. Molecular and biological characterization of Hammondia heydorni–like oocysts from a dog fed hearts from naturally-infected white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Journal of Parasitology, 90(5): 1174-1176.


33. J.P. Dubey, P.G. Parnell, C. Sreekumar, M.C.B. Vianna, R.W. De Young, E. Dahl, and T. Lehmann. 2004. Biologic and molecular characteristics of Toxoplasma gondii isolates from striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis), Canada goose (Branta canadensis), black-winged lory (Eos cyanogenia), and cats (Felis catus). Journal of Parasitology, 90(5): 1171-1174.


32. J.P. Dubey, M. Z. Levy, C. Sreekumar, E. Dahl, P. Thulliez, and T. Lehmann. 2004. Tissue distribution and molecular characterization of chicken isolates of Toxoplasma gondii from Peru. Journal of Parasitology, 90(5): 1015-1018.


31. J.P. Dubey, C. Sreekumar, B.M. Rosenthal, M.C.B. Vianna, M. M. Nylund, S. Nikander, A. Oksanen. 2004. Redescription of Besnoitia tarandi (Protozoa: Apicomplexa) from the reindeer (Rangifer tarandus). International Journal for Parasitology, 34: 1273-1284. (Doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2004.07.002)


30. D.E. Hill, C. Sreekumar, H.R. Gamble, and J.P. Dubey. 2004. Effect of commonly used enhancement solutions on the viability of Toxoplasma gondii tissue cysts in pork loin. Journal of Food Protection, 67(10): 2230-2233.


29. J. P. Dubey, C. Sreekumar, K. B. Miska, M.C.B. Vianna, O.C.H. Kwok, D. E. Hill, M. C. Jenkins, D.S. Lindsay. 2004. Biologic, morphologic, and molecular characterisation of Neospora caninum isolates from littermate dogs. International Journal for Parasitology, 34: 1157-1167 (Doi:10.1016/j.ijpara.2004.07.005).


28. A.A.R. Rodrigues, S.M. Gennari, D.M. Aguiar, C. Sreekumar, D.E. Hill, K.B. Miska, M.C.B. Vianna, J.P. Dubey. 2004. Shedding of Neospora caninum oocysts by dogs fed tissues from naturally infected water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) from Brazil. Veterinary Parasitology, 124: 139-150.


27. N. Canada, C.S. Meireles, M. Mezo, M. González-Warleta, J. M. Correia da Costa, C. Sreekumar, D.E. Hill, K.B. Miska, and J.P. Dubey. 2004. First isolation of Neospora caninum from an aborted bovine fetus in Spain. Journal of Parasitology, 90(4): 863-864.


26. J.P. Dubey, I.T. Navarro, C. Sreekumar, E. Dahl, R.L. Freire, H.H. Kawabata, M.C.B. Vianna, O.C.H. Kwok, S.K. Shen, P. Thulliez, and T.  Lehmann. 2004. Toxoplasma gondii infections in cats from Paraná, Brazil:  seroprevalence, tissue distribution, and biologic and genetic characterization of isolates. Journal of Parasitology, 90(4): 721-726.


25. J.P. Dubey, C. Sreekumar, B. M. Rosenthal, D. S. Lindsay, E.C. Grisard, and R.W.A. Vitor. 2003. Biological and molecular characterization of Besnoitia akodoni n. sp. (Protozoa:  Apicomplexa) from the rodent Akodon montensis in Brazil. Parassitologia, 45: 61-70.


24. J.P. Dubey, H. Salant, C. Sreekumar, E. Dahl, M.C.B. Vianna, S.K. Shen, O.C.H. Kwok, D. Spira, J. Hamburger and T. Lehmann. 2004. High   prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in a commercial flock of chickens in Israel, and public health implications of free-range farming. Veterinary Parasitology, 121: 317-322.




23. C. Sreekumar, D.E. Hill, K. B. Miska, B.M. Rosenthal, M.C.B. Vianna, L. Venturini, W. Basso, S.M. Gennari, D.S. Lindsay and J.P. Dubey. 2004. Hammondia heydorni: evidence of genetic diversity among isolates from dogs. Experimental Parasitology, 107: 65-71. (DOI: 10.1016/j.expara.2004.04.009)


22. C. Sreekumar, J.R. Rao, A.K. Mishra, D. Ray, P. Joshi, R.K. Singh. 2004. Detection of experimental caprine toxoplasmosis by polymerase chain reaction. Veterinary Record, 154 (19): 632-635.


21. J.P. Dubey, D.H. Graham, R.W. De Young, E. Dahl, M.L. Eberhard, E.K. Nace, K. Won, H. Bishop, G. Punkosdy, C. Sreekumar, M.C.B. Vianna, S.K. Shen, O.C.H. Kwok, J.A. Sumners, S. Demarais, J.G. Humphreys, and T. Lehmann. 2003. Molecular and biologic characteristics of isolates of Toxoplasma gondii from wildlife in the United States. Journal of Parasitology, 90(1): 67- 71.


20. C. Sreekumar, D.H. Graham, E. Dahl, T. Lehmann, M. Raman, D.P.  Bhalerao, M.C.B. Vianna, J.P. Dubey. 2003. Genotyping of Toxoplasma gondii isolates from chickens from India. Veterinary Parasitology, 118(3-4): 187-194. (DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2003.10.018)


19. J.P. Dubey, I.T. Navarro, D.H. Graham, E. Dahl, R.L. Freire, L.B. Prudencio, C. Sreekumar, M.C. Vianna, T. Lehmann. 2003. Characterization of Toxoplasma gondii isolates from free range chickens from Paraná, Brazil. Veterinary Parasitology, 117: 229-234. (DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2003.09.003)


18. J.P. Dubey, C. Sreekumar. 2003. Redescription of Hammondia hammondi and its differentiation from Toxoplasma gondii. International Journal for Parasitology, 33: 1437- 1453. (DOI: 10.1016/S0020-7519 (03) 00141-3)


17. C. Sreekumar, D.E. Hill, V.M. Fournet, B.M. Rosenthal, D.S. Lindsay, J.P. Dubey. 2003. Detection of Hammondia heydorni–like organisms and their differentiation from Neospora caninum using random-amplified polymorphic DNA-polymerase chain reaction. Journal of Parasitology, 89: 1082-1085.


16. J.P. Dubey, M.C. Venturini, L. Venturini, M. Piscopo, D.H. Graham, E. Dahl, C. Sreekumar, M.C. Vianna, T. Lehmann. 2003. Isolation and genotyping of Toxoplasma gondii from free ranging chickens from Argentina. Journal of Parasitology, 89: 1063-1064.

15. J.P. Dubey, D.H. Graham, E. Dahl, C. Sreekumar, T. Lehmann, M.F. Davis, T.Y. Morishita. 2003. Toxoplasma gondii isolates from free ranging chickens from the United States. Journal of Parasitology, 89: 1060-1062.


14. C. Sreekumar, J.R. Rao, A.K. Mishra, D. Ray, G.C. Bansal. 2003. In vitro generation of cloned populations of Toxoplasma gondii. Parasitology Research, 90: 489-492.  (DOI: 10.1007/s00436-003-0898-2)


13. T. Lehmann, D.H. Graham, E. Dahl, C. Sreekumar, F. Launer, J.L. Corn, H.R. Gamble, J.P. Dubey. 2003. Transmission dynamics of Toxoplasma gondii on a pig farm. Infection Genetics and Evolution, 3:135-141. (DOI: 10.1016/S1567-1348 (03) 00067-4)



12. J.P. Dubey, C. Sreekumar, D.S. Lindsay, D.E. Hill, B.M. Rosenthal, L. Venturini, M.C. Venturini, E.C. Greiner. 2003. Besnoitia oryctofelisi n. sp. (Protozoa: Apicomplexa) from domestic rabbits. Parasitology, 126: 521-539. (DOI: 10.1017/S0031182003003123)


11. J.P. Dubey, D.H. Graham, E. Dahl, M. Hilali, A. El-Ghaysh, C. Sreekumar, O.C. Kwok, S.K. Shen, T. Lehmann. 2003. Isolation and molecular characterization of Toxoplasma gondii from chickens and ducks from Egypt. Veterinary Parasitology, 114(2): 89-95. (DOI: 10.1016/S0304-4017 (03) 00133-X)


10. B.C. Saravanan, C. Sreekumar, G.C. Bansal, D. Ray, J.R. Rao, A.K. Mishra. 2003. A rapid MTT colorimetric assay to assess the proliferative index of two Indian strains of Theileria annulata. Veterinary Parasitology, 113(3-4): 211- 216. (DOI: 10.1016/S0304-4017 (03) 00062-1)


09. J.P. Dubey, W.J.  Saville, C. Sreekumar, S.K. Shen, D.S. Lindsay, H.F. Pena, M.C. Vianna, S.M. Gennari, S.M. Reed. 2002. Effects of high temperature and disinfectants on the viability of Sarcocystis neurona sporocysts. Journal of Parasitology, 88(6): 1252-1254.


08. J.P. Dubey, H.R. Gamble, D. Hill, C. Sreekumar, S.S. Romand, P. Thulliez. 2002. High prevalence of viable Toxoplasma gondii infection in market weight pigs from a farm in Massachusetts. Journal of Parasitology, 88(6): 1234-1238.


07. J.P. Dubey, D.S. Lindsay, B.M. Rosenthal, C. Sreekumar, D.E. Hill, S.K. Shen, O.C.H. Kwok, L.G. Rickard, S.S. Black, A. Rashmir-Raven. 2002. Establishment of Besnoitia darlingi from opossums (Didelphis virginiana) in experimental intermediate and definitive hosts, propagation in cell culture, and description of ultrastructural and genetic characteristics. International Journal for Parasitology, 32(8): 1053-1064. (PII: S0020-7519 (02) 00060-7)


06. C. Sreekumar, J.R. Rao, A.K. Mishra, D. Ray, R.K. Singh, P. Joshi. 2001. First isolation of Toxoplasma gondii from chicken in India. Journal of Veterinary Parasitology, 15:103-106.


05. T.J. Harikrishnan, D.J. Chellappa, N. Pazhanivel, C. Sreekumar, T. Anna, M. Raman, G. Rajavelu. 2001. Epizootiology of canine ehrlichiosis in Chennai. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, 71: 133-135.


04. C. Sreekumar, R. Anandan, S. Balasundaram, L. John. 2000. Detection of an Ehrlichia bovis-like organism in cultured buffalo monocytes. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 32(2): 67-72.


03. C. Sreekumar, R. Anandan, S. Balasundaram. 1999. Incidence of Ehrlichia bovis infection in Tamil Nadu. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, 69(12): 1005-1007.


02. C. Sreekumar, R. Anandan, S. Balasundaram, G. Rajavelu. 1996. Morphology and staining characteristics of Ehrlichia bovis. Comparative Immunology Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 19(1): 79-83.


01. C. Sreekumar, R. Anandan, S. Balasundaram, P. Ramadass. 1995. Usefulness of rabbits and mice as experimental laboratory models for Ehrlichia bovis. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, 33(6): 437- 439.

Papers presented in Symposiums or Congresses:

Book chapter:

-D.E.Hill, C.Sreekumar, J.Jones and J.P.Dubey. 2007. Toxoplasma gondii. In ‘Foodborne Diseases’ Edited by S.Simjee, Humana Press, pp. 337-54.


-R.K.R. Balasubramanian rolling trophy for the best undergraduate student, 1989.

-Jawaharlal Nehru Award for outstanding Ph.D. thesis in animal sciences, 2002.

Foreign languages proficiency:

-Indian :   Native


Techniques known:

-Basic microbiological and parasitological techniques.

-Serological techniques including MAT, IPT, ELISA and IFAT.

-In-vitro cultivation of primary cells, immortal cell lines and parasites.

-Electrophoretic techniques including PAGE and agarose gel electrophoresis, Western blotting.

-Molecular biological techniques: Isolation and quantification of DNA and RNA, PCR (including RAPD-PCR and RT-PCR), RFLP, SSCP, Southern blotting, Cloning, Dideoxy sequencing, Pyrosequencing