Dr. Chandrasekaran  Rajasekaran

Dr. Chandrasekaran Rajasekaran

Associate Professor
VIT University, India


Highest Degree
PostDoc Fellow in Conservation Biodiversity from G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, India

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Biography

Dr. C. Rajasekaran is currently working as Associate Professor at School of Bio Sciences and Technology, VIT University. He has completed his PhD in Plant Physiology from Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, India. He is having 20 years of research experience and 15 years teaching experience. He has 79 publications in journals, book chapters and paper presentations. He also participated in number of national and international workshops. He is also serving as regular reviewer and member of editorial board in number of journals. He is professional member/life member of Indian Society for Plant Physiology, Society for Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Seaweed Utilization Research Association, Himalayan Research Foundation, The Gene Tech, Society for Environmental research Education & National Evolution (SERENE), Ethino Botanical Society of Nepal, European Federation of Biotechnology, Society for Environment and Development, Biochemical Society UK, Prof. H. S. Srivastava Foundation for Science and Society and Botanical Garden Conservation International. He also completed 9 research projects as principal investigator, co-investigator and supervisor. His main area of interest focuses on Self Interested, Motivated and Zeal in the field of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Having leadership quality to lead team, Impact of Altitudinal Gradient on the Ammonium Assimilatory Enzymes in Plants, Biodiversity Conservation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants and its Genetic Diversity, Conservation through cultivation of MAPs with villagers and tribes and Teaching in the field of biological sciences. He also guided 60 M.Sc./ M. Tech./ B. Tech students.

Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
100%
Ecophysiology
62%
Ethnobotany
90%
Molecular Markers
75%
Bioprospecting
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Rajasekaran, C., C.P.M. Ajeesh, S. Balaji, M. Shalini and R. Siva et al., 2016. Effect of modified Zarrouk's medium on growth of different Spirulina strains. Walailak J. Sci. Technol., 13: 67-75.
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  2. Usha, S., C. Rajasekaran and R. Siva, 2015. Ethnoveterinary medicine of the Shervaroy Hills of Eastern Ghats, India as alternative medicine for animals. J. Tradit. Complement. Med. 10.1016/j.jtcme.2014.11.013.
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  3. Shama, E.M., K. Archana, M.A. Dhanoop, C. Rajasekaran and T. Kalaivani, 2015. Neuroprotective effecct of ethanolic extract of bbark and leaf of Symplocos cochinensis (Lour.) Moore ssp. laurina (Retz.) Nooten against oxidative stress induced by methylmercury in rat bbrain mitochondira fractions. Int. J. Pharmaceut. Sci. Rev. Res., 30: 205-210.
  4. Rajasekaran, C., R. Siva and T. Kalaivani, 2015. Biotechnology in modern India. Biochemist, 37: 30-31.
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  5. Priya, R., R. Sumitha, C.G.P. Doss, C. Rajasekaran, S. Babu, R. Seenivasan and R. Siva, 2015. Molecular docking and molecular dynamics to identify a novel human immunodeficiency virus inhibitor from alkaloids of Toddalia asiatica. Pharmacog. Maga., 11: S414-S422.
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  6. Mohan, S., K. Thiagarajan and R. Chandrasekaran, 2015. In vitro evaluation of antiproliferative effect of ethyl gallate against human oral squamous carcinoma cell line KB. Nat. Prod. Res., 29: 366-369.
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  7. Dhanoop, M.A., C. Rajasekaran and T. Kalaivani, 2015. Neuroprotective effect of Tagara, an Ayurvedic drug against methyl mercury induced oxidative stress using rat brain mitochondrial fractions. BMC Complement. Alternat. Med., Vol. 15. 10.1186/s12906-015-0793-2.
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  8. Balaji, S., T. Kalaivani, M. Shalini, M. Gopalakrishnan, M.A.R. Muhammad and C. Rajasekaran, 2015. Sorption sites of microalgae possess metal binding ability towards Cr(VI) from tannery effluents-a kinetic and characterization study. Desalination Water Treat. 10.1080/19443994.2015.1064032.
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  9. Balaji, S., T. Kalaivani, C. Rajasekaran, M. Shalini, S. Vinodhini, S.S. Priyadharshini and A.G. Vidya, 2015. Removal of heavy metals from tannery effluents of Ambur industrial area, Tamilnadu by Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis. Environ. Monit. Assess., Vol. 187. 10.1007/s10661-015-4440-7.
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  10. Balaji, S., T. Kalaivani, B. Sushma, C.V. Pillai, M. Shalini and C. Rajasekaran, 2015. Characterization of sorption sites and differential stress response of microalgae isolates against tannery effluents from Ranipet industrial area-an application towards phycoremediation. Int. J. Phytoremed. 10.1080/15226514.2015.1115960.
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  11. Ayyathan, D.M., R. Chandrasekaran and K. Thiagarajan, 2015. Neuroprotective effect of Brahmi, an ayurvedic drug against oxidative stress induced by methyl mercury toxicity in rat brain mitochondrial-enriched fractions. Nat. Prod. Res., (In Press). 10.1080/14786419.2014.968153.
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  12. Archana, K., E.M. Shama, M.A. Dhanoop, C. Rajasekaran and T. Kalaivani, 2015. Comparative phytochemical and antioxidant analysis in leaf and bark of Symplocos cochinchinensis (Lour.) Moore ssp. Laurina (Retz.) Nooteb. Res. J. Pharmaceut. Biol. Chem. Sci., 6: 292-299.
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  13. Anantharaman, A., R.R. Priya, H. Hemachandran, S. Akella and C. Rajasekaran et al., 2015. Toxicity study of dibutyl phthalate of Rubia cordifolia fruits: In vivo and in silico analysis. Environ. Toxicol. 10.1002/tox.22115.
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  14. Thenmozhi, P. and C. Rajasekaran, 2014. Agronomic diversity among rice (Oryza sativa L.) accessions collected from North-Eastern zone of Tamilnadu. Progr. Res., 9: 1175-1177.
  15. Shalini, M., T. Kalaivani and C. Rajasekaran, 2014. Therapeutic Potential of Gallic Acid and its Derivatives: A Review. In: Recent Advances in Gallate Research, Kinsey, A.L. (Ed.). Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA., pp: 201-228.
  16. Nautiyal, S., C. Rajasekaran and N.P. Varsha, 2014. Cross-cultural ecological knowledge related to the use of plant biodiversity in the traditional health care systems in Biligiriranga-Swamy Temple Tiger Reserve, Karnataka. Med. Plants: Int. J. Phytomed. Relat. Ind., 6: 254-271.
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  17. Mohan, S., K. Thiagarajan, R. Chandrasekaran and J. Arul, 2014. In vitro protection of biological macromolecules against oxidative stress and in vivo toxicity evaluation of Acacia nilotica (L.) and ethyl gallate in rats. BMC Complement. Altern. Med., Vol. 14. 10.1186/1472-6882-14-257.
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  18. Benson, A., M.M. Joe, B. Karthikeyan, T. Sa and C. Rajasekaran, 2014. Role of Achromobacter xylosoxidans AUM54 in micropropagation of endangered medicinal plant Naravelia zeylanica (L.) DC. J. Plant Growth Regul., 33: 202-213.
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  19. Balaji, S., T. Kalaivani, C. Rajasekaran, M. Shalini, R. Siva, R.K. Singh and M.A. Akthar, 2014. Arthrospira (Spirulina) species as bioadsorbents for lead, chromium and cadmium: A comparative study. Clean: Soil Air Water, 42: 1790-1797.
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  20. Balaji, S., T. Kalaivani and C. Rajasekaran, 2014. Biosorption of zinc and nickel and its effect on growth of different Spirulina strains. Clean: Soil Air Water, 42: 507-512.
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  21. Anantharaman, A., B. Subramanian, R. Chandrasekaran, R. Seenivasan and R. Siva, 2014. Colorants and cancer: A review. Ind. Crops Prod., 53: 167-186.
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  22. Thenmozhi, P. and C. Rajasekaran, 2013. Genetic diversity and relationship among 40 rice accessions from North-Eastern Zone of Tamil Nadu using morphological and SSR markers. Res. J. Biotechnol., 8: 32-41.
  23. Siva, R., K. Kumar and C. Rajasekaran, 2013. Genetic diversity study of important Indian rice genotypes using biochemical and molecular markers. Afr. J. Biotechnol., 12: 1004-1009.
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  24. Rajasekaran, C., T. Kalaivani, C.P. Kuniyal, P. Prasad and S.K. Bhadula, 2013. Influence of Environmental Stress on Adaptation and Conservation of Medicinal Plants. In: Climate Variability and its on Crop Production, Das, R. (Ed.). Agrotech Publishing Academy, Udaipur, India, pp: 22-43.
  25. Avadhani, M.N.M., C.I. Selvaraj, P.E. Rajasekharan, C. Rajasekaran, C. Tharachand, V.K. Rao and H. Munirajappa, 2013. HPLC profiling of β-asarone content and cytogenetic studies of medicinally important Indian Acorus calamus L., accessions. Int. J. Pharm. Sci. Rev. Res., 22: 73-78.
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  26. Siva, R., S. Mayes, S.K. Behera and C. Rajasekaran, 2012. Anthraquinones dye production using root cultures of Oldenlandia umbellata L. Ind. Crops Prod., 37: 415-419.
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  27. Navaneethan, P., T. Kalaivani, C. Rajasekaran and N. Sunil, 2011. Nutritional status of children in rural India: A case study from Tamil Nadu, first in the world to initiate the Mid-Day Meal scheme. Health, 3: 647-655.
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  28. Navaneethan, P., S. Nautiyal, T. Kalaivani and C. Rajasekaran, 2011. Cross-cultural ethnobotany and conservation of medicinal and aromatic plants in the Nilgiris, Western Ghats: A case study. Med. Plants Int. J. Phytomed. Relat. Ind., 3: 27-45.
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  29. Kalaivani, T., C. Rajasekaran and L. Mathew, 2011. Free radical scavenging, cytotoxic, and hemolytic activities of an active antioxidant compound ethyl gallate from leaves of Acacia nilotica (L.) wild. Ex. Delile subsp. Indica (Benth.) Brenan. J. Food Sci., 76: T144-T149.
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  30. Sivaperumal, R., S. Ramya, A.V. Ravi, C. Rajasekaran and R. Jayakumararaj, 2010. Ethnopharmacological studies on the medicinal plants used by Tribal Inhabitants of Kottur Hills, Dharmapuri, Tamilnadu, India. Environ. Int. J. Sci. Technol., 5: 57-64.
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  31. Mukherjee, A. and C. Rajasekaran, 2010. In-vitro hemolytic activity of Allium stracheyi Baker. J. Pharm. Res., 3: 1160-1162.
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  32. Kalaivani, T., C. Rajasekaran, K. Suthindhiran and L. Mathew, 2010. Free radical scavenging, cytotoxic and hemolytic activities from leaves of Acacia nilotica (L.) Wild. ex. Delile subsp. indica (Benth.) Brenan. Evidence-Based Comple. Altern. Med., 10.1093/ecam/neq060.
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  33. Kalaivani, T., C. Rajasekaran and L. Mathew, 2010. In vitro free radical scavenging potential of Picrorhiza kurroa. J. Pharmacy Res., 3: 849-854.
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  34. Siva, R., C. Rajasekaran and G. Mudgal, 2009. Induction of somatic embryogenesis and organogenesis in Oldenlandia umbellata L., a dye yielding medicinal plant. J. Plant Cell Tissue Organ Cult., 98: 205-211.
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  35. Ramamoorthy, S., G. Mudgal, D. Rajesh, F.N. Khan, V. Vijayakumar and C. Rajasekaran, 2009. Characterisation of novel pH indicator of natural dye Oldenlandia umbellata L. Nat. Prod. Res. Part A, 23: 1210-1217.
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  36. Rajasekaran, C., T. Kalaivani, R. Jayakumararaj, A. Singh, V.R. Pusalkar and R. Marimuthu, 2009. Studies on the impact of altitudinal gradient on ammonium assimilatory metabolism in Glycine max L. (Fabaceae). Ethnobotanical Leaflets, 13: 301-309.
  37. Rajasekaran, C., T. Kalaivani, R. Jayakumararaj, A. Singh, V.R. Pusalkar and R. Marimuthu, 2009. Impact of altitudinal gradient on ammonium assimilatory enzymes in Rauvolfia teraphylla L. (Apocyanaceae)-A perennial medicinal herb. Ethnobotanical Leaflets, 13: 413-421.
  38. Rajasekaran, C., E. Meignanam, N. Premkumar, T. Kalaivani, R. Siva and V. Vijayakumar, 2009. Traditional and Modern Applications of Aegle marmelos (L.) Corr. and Azadirachta indica A Juss: Vital trees of South India. In: Traditional and Alternative Medicine Research and Policy Perspectives, De Silva, T., T. Bahorun, M. Shau and L.M. Huong (Eds.)., NAMS and T Daya Publishing House, New Delhi, India, ISBN: 978-81-7035-614-1, pp: 241-257.
  39. Kalaivani, T., N. Premkumar, S. Ramya, R. Siva and V. Vijayakumar et al., 2009. Investigations on hepatoprotective activity of leaf extracts of Aegle marmelos (L.) Corr. (Rutaceae). Ethnobotanical Leaflets, 13: 47-50.
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  40. Kalaivani, T., E. Meignanam, N. Premkumar, R. Siva and V. Vijayakumar et al., 2009. Studies on hepatoprotective properties of leaf extracts of Azadirachta indica A. Juss (Meliaceae). Ethnobotanical Leaflets, 13: 165-170.
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  41. Singh, A., K. Mathur, C. Rajasekaran, T. Kalaivani, N. Sidhu and S. Gupta, 2008. In vitro Regeneration in Vigna aconitifolia Cultivar RMO-40. In: Plant Tissue Culture and Molecular Markers: Their Role in Improving Crop Productivity, Kumar, A. and N.S. Shekhawat (Eds.)., I.K. International Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, ISBN: 8189866105, pp: 307-314.
  42. Ramya, S., T. Kalaivani, C. Rajasekaran, P. Jepachanderamohan, N. Alaguchamy, M. Kalayansundaram and R. Jayakumararaj, 2008. Antimicrobial activity of aqueous extracts of bark, root, leaves and fruits of Terminalia arjuna Wight and Arn. Ethnobotanical Leaflets, 12: 1192-1197.
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  43. Ramya, S., C. Rajasekaran, T. Kalaivani, G. Sundararajan and R. Jayakumararaj, 2008. Biopesticidal effect of leaf extracts of Catharanthus roseus L (G) Don. on the larvae of gram pod borer - Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner). Ethnobotanical Leaflets, 12: 1096-1101.
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  44. Ramya, S., C. Rajasekaran, R. Sivaperumal, A. Krishnan and R. Jayakumararaj, 2008. Ethnomedicinal perspectives of botanicals used by Malayali Tribes in Vattal Hills of Dharmapuri (TN), India. Ethnobotanical Leaflets, 12: 1054-1060.
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  45. Ramya, S., C. Rajasekaran, J.J. Jebaraj and R. Jayakumararaj, 2008. Impact of changes in the microclimatic conditions on species diversity of insectivorous plants at Karungalagudi, (TN) India. Ethnobotanical Leaflets, 12: 1007-1012.
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  46. Ramya, S., C. Rajasekaran, G. Sundararajan, N. Alaguchamy and R. Jayakumararaj, 2008. Antifeedant activity of leaf aqueous extracts of selected medicinal plants on VI instar larva of Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner). Ethanobotanical Leaflets, 12: 938-943.
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  47. Rajasekaran, C., E. Meignanam, V. Vijayakumar, T. Kalaivani and S. Ramya et al., 2008. Investigations on antibacterial activity of leaf extracts of Azadirachta indica A. Juss (Meliaceae): A traditional medicinal plant of India. Ethnobotanical Leaflets, 12: 1213-1217.
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  48. Rajasekaran, C., E. Meignanam, N. Premkumar, T. Kalaivani and R. Siva et al., 2008. In vitro evaluation of antibacterial activity of phytochemical extracts from leaves of Aegle marmelos (L.) Corr. (Rutaceae). Ethnobotanical Leaflets, 12: 1124-1128.
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  49. Pai, B.R., A. Manasa, T. Kalaivani, C.P.M. Ajeesh, C. Rajasekaran and B.N. Prasad, 2008. Simplified Cost Effective Media Variants for the Rapid Culture of Spirulina platensis. In: Recent Advances in Biotechnology, Prasad, B.N. and L. Mathew (Eds.)., Excel India Publishers, New Delhi, India, ISBN: 9788190719612, pp: 129-135.
  50. Kuniyal, C.P., C. Rajsekaran, P. Prasad and S.K. Bhadula, 2003. Propagation of a threatened medicinal herb Aconitum atrox (Bruhl) Muk. through tuber segments. Plant Genet. Resour. Newsl., 135: 59-62.
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