Jesu Arockiaraj


Jesu Arockiaraj
Jesu Arockiaraj P.hD

Research Professor (DBT - Ramalingaswami Fellow)

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Area: Aquaculture Biotechnology, Fish and Shellfish Immunology & Molecular Biology
Affiliation: Dept. of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science and Humanities, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University), Kattankulathur Campus

Ph.D Fisheries Sciences Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tiruneliveli, 2002
M.Phil Zoology St. Xavier’s College, Palayamkottai,1998
M.Sc Zoology St. Xavier's College, Palayamkottai,1997

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Aquaculture biotechnology

Research Interests

Transcriptome Construction, Molecular Characterization, Gene Expression, Recombinant Protein Expression & Purification

Selected Publications

  • Venkatesh K, Gayathri R, Faizal N, Dhayanithi NB, Arasu MV, Al-Dhabi NA, Harikrishnan R, Arockiaraj J (2016) Multifunctional murrelcaspase 1, 2, 3, 8 and 9: Conservation, uniqueness and their pathogen-induced expression pattern. Fish and Shellfish Immunology 49: 493-504.
  • Mukesh KC, Faizal N, Gayathri R, Arasu MV, Al-Dhabi NA, Aziz A, Elumalai P, JesuArockiaraj (2016) Molecular importance of prawn large heat shock proteins 60, 70 and 90. Fish and Shellfish Immunology 48: 228-238.
  • Arockiaraj J, Rajesh P, Abirami A, Akila S, Venkatesh K, Prasanth B, Chaurasia MK, Pasupuleti M, Gnanam AJ (2015) An anti-apoptotic B-cell lymphoma-2 (BCL-2) from Channastriatus: Sequence analysis and delayed and advanced gene expression in response to fungal, bacterial and poly I:C induction. Molecular Immunology 63: 586-594.
  • Venkatesh K, Annie JG, Mukesh P, Mariadhas VA, Al-Dhabid NA, Harikrishnan R, Arockiaraj J (2015) Comparative analysis of CsCu/ZnSOD defense role by molecular characterization: Gene expression-Enzyme activity-Protein level. Gene 564: 53-62
  • Arockiaraj J, Venkatesh K, Prasanth B, Rajesh P, Gnanam AJ, Pasupuleti M, Marimuthu K, Chaurasia MK (2014) A novel single-domain peptide, anti-LPS factor from prawn: Synthesis of peptide, antimicrobial properties and complete molecular characterization. Peptides 53: 79-88.
  • Arockiaraj J, Annie JG, Palanisamy R, Bhatt P, Kumaresan V, Chaurasia MK, Pasupuleti M, Harikrishnan R, Arasu A, Sathyamoorthi A (2014) A cytosolic glutathione s-transferase, GST-theta from freshwater prawn Macrobrachiumrosenbergii: Molecular and biochemical properties. Gene 546: 437-442.
  • Arockiaraj J, Gnanam AJ, Gopi P, Milton J, Pasupuleti M, Prasanth B, Rajesh P, Venkatesh K, Thirumalai MK, Abirami A, Akila S, Prabha N (2013) A novel prophenoloxidase, hemocyanin encoded copper containing active enzyme from prawn: Gene characterization. Gene 524: 139-151.
  • Marimuthu K, Narmataa M, Rathinam X, Arockiaraj J, Rahman MA, Sreeramanan S (2013) Toxicity of buprofezin on the survival of embryo and larvae of African catfish, Clariasgariepinus (Bloch) PLoS ONE 8(10): e75545.
  • Arockiaraj J, Sarasvathi E, Vanaraja P, Arun S, Othman RY, Bhassu S (2012) Prophenoloxidase activating enzyme-III from giant freshwater prawn Macrobrachiumrosenbergii: characterization, expression and specific enzyme activity. Molecular Biology Reports 39: 1377-1386.
  • Arockiaraj J, Vanaraja P, Easwvaran S, Singh A, Othman RY, Bhassu S (2012) Molecular functions of chaperonin gene, containing tailless complex polypeptide 1 from Macrobrachiumrosenbergii. Gene 508: 241-249.
  • Arockiaraj J, Vanaraja P, Easwvaran S, Singh A, Othman RY, Bhassu S (2011) Bioinformatic characterization and gene expression pattern of apoptosis inhibitor from Macrobrachiumrosenbergii challenged with infectious hypodermal and hematopoietic necrosis virus. Fish and Shellfish Immunology 31: 1259-1267.
  • Arockiaraj J, Puganeshwaran V, Sarasvathi E, Arun S, Alinejaid T, Othman RY, Bhassu S (2011) Gene profiling and characterization of arginine kinase-1 (MrAK-1) from freshwater giant prawn (Macrobrachiumrosenbergii). Fish and Shellfish Immunology 31: 81-89.

Patent Filed

  • Arockiaraj J (2014) Delivering live spirulina jelly as fish feed supplement: An eco-friendly integrated aquaculture approach. Appl. No. 3074/CHE/2015dt. 19/06/2015

Academic Experience

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Malaya, Malaysia from 2010 to 2012
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Jeju National University, South Korea from 2009 to 2010
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel from 2007 to 2009
  • Research Associate, Jovika Media Pvt. Ltd., Chennai (Client: BentoliAgriNutrition Inc., USA) , 2005 to 2007
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Shantou University, China from 2004 to 2005

Other Professional Experience

  • Identified 102 immune genes from fish and shellfish and characterizing
  • Obtained fund from DST and DBT for Research work on fish and prawn cDNA libraries
  • Reviewer in many SCI-Scopus cited Journals

Awards & Achievements

  • Tamil Nadu Young Scientist Award 2014 in Biological Sciences, The Academy of Sciences, Chennai
  • SERB-DST Young Scientist 2012, Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, New Delhi.