Dr. D. Thirumurugan

Assistant professor
Email Id: thirumurugan.d@ktr.srmuniv.ac.in
Affiliation: Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science and Humanities, Kattankulathur Campus, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University)


Ph. D Microbiology Bharathidasan University, 2015
M.Phil Microbiology Bharathidasan University, 2006
M.Sc Microbiology Bharathidasan University, 2004
B.Sc Microbiology Urumu Dhanalakshmi College, Trichy, 2004

Other Details:


  • Microbiology, Immunotechnology
  • Bioprocess technology
  • Environmental Biotechnology

Research Interest

  • Actinobacteriology
  • Microbial Biotechnology
  • Bioprocess Technology
  • Marine Microbiology
  • Microbial Diversity 

Selected Publications

  • Isolation, structure elucidation and antibacterial activity of methyl-4,8- dimethylundecanate from the marine actinobacterium Streptomyces albogriseolus ECR64. Microbial Pathogenesis, (2018) 121: 166-172. IF. 2.33.
  • DNA barcoding of five Japanese encephalitis mosquito vectors (Culex fuscocephala, Culex gelidus, Culex tritaeniorhynchus, Culex pseudovishnui and Culex vishnui). Acta Tropica, (2018) 183: 84–91. IF. 2.50.
  • Investigation of physico-chemical properties of rhizosphere sediments from east coast region, Tamil Nadu, India. .Int. J. Pharm. Pharm. Sci, (2016) 8(2); 38-41. IF. 0.52.
  • Characterization and structure elucidation of antibacterial compound of Streptomyces sp. ECR77 isolated from east coast of India. Curr. Microbiol. (2015) 70(5); 745-55. IF. 1.51.
  • Investigation of morphological indices of different rice varieties (oryza sativa) in relation to insect-pest attack under shallow and semi-deep land condition during Kharif Season. Afr. J. Agric. Res. (2015) 10(33); 3265-3270. IF.0.40.
  • Screening of chitinase production and antifungal activity of Streptomyces sp. ACT7 from east coast region, South India. Int. J. Pharm. Pharm. Sci, (2015) 7(5); 38-41. IF. 0.91
  • A potent fish pathogenic bacterial killer Streptomyces sp. isolated from the soils of east coast region, South India. J. Coastal Life Medicine, (2013) 1(3); 175-180. IF.0.46.
  • Exploitation of antibacterial compound producing marine actinobacteria against fish pathogens isolated from less explored environments. Asian J. Res. Pharm. Sci., (2013) 3(2): 75-78.
  • Spore forming bacterial biofertilizer for phosphate solubilization and bio-control agent. Int. Res. J.  Basic and Appl. Sci., (2010) 27-32.
  • Isolation and identification of vibrio alginolyticus from sea food samples. J. Adv. Biotechnol., (2010) 10: 7-9.

Working Papers

  • Microbial diversity and their evolutionary relationship.

Work in Progress

  • Actinobacterial Nanoparticles and their Applications.

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor in Biotechnology at SRM University, Kattankulathur, Chengalpattu Dt. From 24.7.2014 to till date (4.6 yrs.).
  • Lecturer in Microbiology S.R.M Arts and Science College, Kattankulathur, Chengalpattu Dt. From 8.9.2011 to 28.6. 2013 (1 yrs. 10 months).
  • Asst. Professor in Microbiology at Indo-American College, Cheyyar, T.V. Malai Dt. From 7.8.2006 7.9.2011 (5 yrs 1 month).
  • Lecturer in Microbiology at Meenakshi Chandrasekaran College of Arts and Science, Pattukkottai, Thanjavur Dt. From 15.06.2005 to 31.03.2006 (10 months).

Achievements and awards

  • Won consolation prize for Oral paper presentation at International Conference on Emerging novel avenues and opportunities in modern biological sciences at M.R. Goverment College, Mannargudi during January 2013.
  • Won special prize for Oral paper presentation at International Conference on Newly emerging pathogens, Epidemic diseases and their management challenges at M.R. Goverment College, Mannargudi during January 2014.