Dr. N. Prasanth Bhatt

Dr. N. Prasanth Bhatt

Assistant professor
Email id: prasanthbhatt.n@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 SRM Institute of Science and Technology, 2016
M.Sc. SRM Institute of Science and Technology, 2009
B.Sc University of Madras, 2007

Other Details:


  • Biophysics
  • Human Physiology
  • Enzymology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Forensic Science

Research Interests

  • Fish Immuno-modulatory aspects
  • Synthetic Antimicrobial peptides
  • Drugs from sea weeds
  • Immunomodulatory Effect feed in fishes

Products Developed

  • Nutrialgae: The product was developed to maintain the ecosystem of the pond by providing essential minerals for the phytoplankton growth and suffice the mineral requirement of the fish.
  • Nutriliquid: This product is a modification of the nutrialgae, with the requirements of the shrimps being incorporated into the product.

Selected Publications

  • A mini review on immune role of chemokines and its receptors in snakehead murrel Channa striatus. Fish & Shellfish Immunology 2018; 72: 670-78. (Impact factor: 3.025)
  • Characterization of some naphthalene utilizing bacteria isolated from contaminated Cooum Riverine sediment of the Bay of Bengal (India). J. Serb. Chem. Soc. (2018) https://doi.org/10.2298/JSC180724088R . (Impact factor: 0.797)
  • Gene expression and in silico analysis of snakehead murrel interleukin 8 and antimicrobial activity of C-terminal derived peptide WS12. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 2017;190: 1-9. (Impact factor: 1.632)
  • Immunological role of C4 CC chemokine-1 from snakehead murrel Channa striatus. Molecular Immunology 2013;57(2):292-301. (Impact factor: 3.367)
  • Molecular cloning,characterization and gene expression of murrel CXC chemokine receptor 3a against sodium nitrite acute toxicity and microbial pathogens. Fish & Shellfish Immunology 2014; 39(2): 245- 53. (Impact factor: 3.025)
  • Molecular andfunctional roles of 6C CC chemokine 19 in defense system of striped murrel Channa striatus. Fish & Shellfish Immunology 2015; 45(2): 817-27. (Impact factor:3.025)
  • Fish chemokines 14, 20 and 25: A comparative statement on computational analysis and mRNA regulation upon pathogenic infection. Fish & Shellfish Immunology 47 (2015) 221-230. (Impact factor:3.025)
  • Innate and adaptive immune molecules of striped murrel Channa striatus. Reviews in Aquaculture. 2016: 296-319. (Impact factor:4.760)
  • A novel antimicrobial peptide derived from fish goose type lysozyme disrupts the membrane of Salmonella enterica. Molecular Immunology. 2015; 68:421-433. (Impact factor: 3.367)
  • A murrel cysteine protease, cathepsin L: bioinformatics characterization, gene expression and proteolytic activity. Biologia 2014; 69(3):395-406. (Impact factor: 0.827)
  • A redox active site containing murrel cytosolic thioredoxin: Analysis of immunological properties. Fish & Shellfish Immunology 01/2014; 36(1):141– 150. (Impact factor: 3.025)
  • A Cumulative Strategy to Predict and Characterize Antimicrobial Peptides (AMPs) from Protein Database. Int J Pept Res Ther. DOI: 10.1007/s10989-016-9559-z. (Impact factor: 0.905)
  • Transcriptome changes of blue-green algae, Arthrospira sp. in response to sulfate stress. Algal research. (In press) Accepted on 31/1/2017. Doi: 10.1016/j.algal.2017.01.012 (Impact Factor: 4.694)
  • A novel single-domain peptide, anti-LPS factor from prawn: Synthesis of peptide, antimicrobial properties and complete molecular characterization. Peptides 2013; 53: 79-88. (Impact factor: 2.535)
  • A novel murrel Channa striatus mitochondrial manganese superoxide dismutase: gene silencing, SOD activity, superoxide anion production and expression. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry 2014; 40(6): 1937-55. (Impact factor: 1.442)
  • A prawn core histone 4: Derivation of N and C terminal peptides and their antimicrobial properties, molecular characterization and mRNA transcription. Microbiological Research 2014; 170: 78-86. (Impact factor: 2.723)
  • Striped murrel S1 family serine protease: Immune characterization, antibacterial property and enzyme activities. Biologia 2014;69(8):1065-1078. (Impact factor: 0.827)
  • Molecular characterization of a novel cathepsin B from striped murrel Channa striatus: Bioinformatics analysis, gene expression, synthesis of peptide and antimicrobial property. Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2014; 14(2):379-389. (Impact factor: 0.566)
  • A cytosolic glutathione s-transferase, GST-theta from freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii: molecular and biochemical properties. Gene 2014; 546(2): 437-42. (Impact factor: 2.319)
  • Molecular characterization of a novel proto-type antimicrobial protein galectin-1 from striped murrel. Microbiological Research 2014;169(11): 824-34. (Impact factor: 2.723)
  • A murrel interferon regulatory factor-1: Molecular characterization, gene expression and cell protection activity. Molecular Biology Reports 2014; 41(8): 5299-309. (Impact factor: 1.698)
  • An anti-apoptotic B-cell lymphoma-2 (BCL-2) from Channa striatus: Sequence analysis and delayed and advanced gene expression in response to fungal, bacterial and poly I:C induction. Molecular Immunology 2014; 63(2): 586-94. (Impact factor: 3.367)
  • A prawn transglutaminase: Molecular characterization and biochemical properties. Biochimie 2013; 95(12):2354-2364. (Impact factor: 2.963)
  • An unconventional antimicrobial protein histone from freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii: Analysis of immune properties. Fish & Shellfish Immunology 2013; 35(5):1511-1522. (Impact factor: 3.025)
  • Fish lily type lectin-1 contains β-prism architecture: Immunological characterization. Molecular Immunology 2013; 56(4):497-506. (Impact factor: 3.367)
  • A novel prophenoloxidase, hemocyanin encoded copper containing active enzyme from prawn: Gene characterization. Gene 2013; 524(2): 139-51. (Impact factor: 2.319)


  • Patent submitted to IPR India for the invention titled  “Delivering live spirulina jelly as Fish feed supplement: An eco-friendly integrated aquaculture approach Reference ID: E-101/33432/2015/CHE

Work in Progress

  • Identification of bacteria and actinomycetes from salt stressed environment
  • Effect of plant extract on bacterial shock syndrome
  • Study on the composition of fish scales

Academic Experience

  • Working as Assistant Professor with the Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science and Humanities, SRM Institute of Science and Technology since July 2017.

Achievements and Awards

  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research - National Eligibility Test (Lectureship), June 2011- All India Rank 32.