Dr. Murugesan R - Agricultural and Biological Sciences - Excellence in Research¬†ūüŹÜ

Professional profile:

Early Academic Pursuits

His commenced his academic journey with a Bachelor's degree in Zoology, exhibiting excellence by securing a first-class distinction. He pursued a Master's degree and continued to excel, graduating with high honors and subsequently undertaking a Ph.D. in Zoology. His thesis titled "Evaluation of Insecticidal Activity of Solanum torvum Against Agricultural and Domestic Pests" showcased his early passion for innovative pest control methods.

Professional Endeavors

His professional journey has been diverse and comprehensive. He undertook significant research roles, including a CSIR post-doctoral project associate position at the Central Food Technological Research Institute, where he contributed to food protection and infestation control projects. His project assistantship and earlier research as a project student reflect his commitment to exploring various aspects of zoology and entomology.

Contributions and Research Focus

His research focus spans an array of interdisciplinary subjects including medicinal plants, molecular biology, phytochemicals, herbal medicine, entomology, integrated pest management, and computational biology. Dr. Murugesan's publications exhibit his dedication to exploring the potential of natural products for pest control, drug discovery, and disease management.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Murugesan has received certificates of merit for academic excellence in Zoology during both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees. His notable contributions have been acknowledged through various awards, including certificates of merit and recognition in national seminars and conferences.

Impact and Influence

His extensive research publications in esteemed journals, coupled with his active participation in national and international conferences, have significantly contributed to the fields of entomology, medicinal plants, and pest management. His work in assessing plant extracts' insecticidal potential and their impact on pest control has garnered attention for its sustainable and eco-friendly approach.

Legacy and Future Contributions

His legacy lies in his multifaceted contributions to pest management, ethnopharmacy, and medicinal plant research. His pioneering efforts in studying the insecticidal properties of plant extracts, computational biology, and toxicology studies are poised to influence future research directions in the domains of entomology, natural product discovery, and eco-friendly pest control methods.

Notable Publications :

Evaluation of anti-urolithiatic potential of ethyl acetate extract of Pedalium murex L. on struvite crystal (kidney stone)
B Kaleeswaran, S Ramadevi, R Murugesan, S Srigopalram, T Suman, ...
Journal of traditional and complementary medicine 9 (1), 24-37

Phytochemical residue profiles in rice grains fumigated with essential oils for the control of rice weevil
SE Vendan, S Manivannan, AM Sunny, R Murugesan
PloS one 12 (10), e0186020

Insecticidal and repellent activities of Solanum torvum (Sw.) leaf extract against stored grain Pest, Callosobruchus maculatus (F.)(Coleoptera: Bruchidae)
R Murugesan, K Vasuki, B Kaleeswaran, P Santhanam, S Ravikumar, ...
Journal of King Saud University-Science 33 (3), 101390

(R)-(+)-Rosmarinic Acid as an Inhibitor of Herpes and Dengue Virus Replication: an In Silico Assessment
CRA Samy, K Karunanithi, J Sheshadhri, M Rengarajan, P Srinivasan, ...
Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia 33 (3), 543-550

A Study on Developmental Toxicity and Behavioral Safety Using Ethanolic Extract of Pedalium murex L. on Zebrafish Embryos
R Murugesan, K Vasuki, B Kaleeswaran, S Ramadevi
Advanced Chemicobiology Research, 56-63

Environmentally benign Solanum torvum (Sw.)(Solanaceae) leaf extract in ecofreindly management of human disease vector, Aedes aegypti (Linn.).
R Murugesan, K Vasuki, B Kaleeswaran, S Ramadevi, PT Vasan
Journal of Biological Control 35 (2)

A green alternative: Evaluation of Solanum torvum (Sw.) leaf extract for control of Aedes aegypti (L.) and its molecular docking potential
R Murugesan, K Vasuki, B Kaleeswaran
Intelligent Pharmacy

Assessment of Anti-Microbial Activity by the Green Synthesized Silver Nanoparticles of Different Parts of Plumbago zeynalica L. Plant
R Shanmugam, S Sivaranjani, R Murugesan, B Kaleeswaran
International Journal of Zoological Investigations 9 (1), 224-232

Phytochemical Screening, Antibacterial Evaluation and Antioxidant Activity of Ethyl Acetate Extract of Leaves of Avicennia marina
MRDKG Vasantha Kumar K, Jayaseelan K.
International Journal of Zoological Investigations 9 (1), 595-601


A total of  11 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations¬† ¬† ¬† 74¬† ¬† ¬†74
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Dr. Murugesan R – Agricultural and Biological Sciences – Excellence in Research

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