Dr. Vinayagamurthy Balamurugan
FELLOW, ELECTED 2017
Born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on 22 October 1973. Educated at Sir M. Ct. Muthaiah Chettiar Boys Higher Secondary School, Chennai, 1989-1991; Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Science University (TANUVAS), B.V.Sc. 1991-1997; Post-graduated ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Deemed University, Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh, M.V.Sc. 1997-1999; Ph.D, 1999-2002. Postdoctoral associateship in biotechnology at Institute for Virology and Immunobiology, University of Würzburg, Germany, 2008.
Principal Scientist, ICAR-National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics (NIVEDI), Yelahanka, Bengaluru 2015 to date
Scientist, 2003-07 and Scientist (Senior Scale) 2007-09, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Nainital, Uttarakhand; Senior Scientist, ICAR-NIVEDI, Bengaluru 2009-15.
Awards/Honours: Recipients of ICAR-Lal Bahadur Shastri Young Scientist Award for the Biennium 2005-2006 for contribution in the field of Animal Science-2007; ICAR-Team Research Award for outstanding research contributions in Multi-disciplinary Team -2005-2006 during 2008. Editor: VirusDisease (Veterinary Virology) Springer Journal, since 2012; Editorial Board Member: BMC Veterinary Research, Part of Springer Nature since 2020
Fellow: Indian Virological Society (IVS), India 2015; Associate Fellow, National Academy of Veterinary Sciences (India) 2022.
Research Areas: Veterinary Sciences, Veterinary Virology, Veterinary Microbiology in the area of epidemiology and diagnostics of PPR (goat plague) in livestock and leptospirosis in livestock and humans
Address: Principal Scientist, ICAR-National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics, P.O. 6450, Ramagondanahalli, Yelahanka, Bengaluru 560064, Karnataka; C-403, G.K. Lake View Apartments, 94/2, Ananthapura, Yelahanka, Bengaluru 560064, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (080) 23093100; Cell: 9481807438; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com]