Dr. Vijayakumar Sekar

Department of Animal Health and Management

Alagappa University, India

DST-INSPIRE-Senior Research Fellow



2013-2018 Ph.D., Alagappa University, India

2015 PG Diploma, Alagappa University, India, Bioinformatics

2013 M.Sc., Alagappa University, India

2011 B.Sc., Alagappa Govt. Arts College, Alagappa University, India

Publications (Selected)

  1. Vijayakumar S, Vinoj G, Malaikozhundan B, Shanthi S, Vaseeharan B: Plectranthus amboinicus leaf extract mediated synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles and its control of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus biofilm and blood sucking mosquito larvae. Spectrochimica Acta Part A Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 2015; 137: 886-891.
  2. Vijayakumar S, Vaseeharan B, Malaikozhundan B, Shobiya M: Laurus nobilis leaf extract mediated green synthesis of ZnO nanoparticles: Characterization and biomedical applications. Biomedicine & pharmacotherapy2016; 84: 1213-1222.
  3. Vijayakumar S, Malaikozhundan B, Ramasamy P, Vaseeharan B: Assessment of biopolymer stabilized silver nanoparticle for their ecotoxicity on Ceriodaphnia cornuta and antibiofilm activity. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 2016; 4(2): 2076-2083.
  4. Vijayakumar S, Malaikozhundan B, Gobi N, Vaseeharan B, Murthy C: Protective effects of chitosan against the hazardous effects of zinc oxide nanoparticle in freshwater crustaceans Ceriodaphnia cornuta and Moina micrura. Limnologica-Ecology and Management of Inland Waters. 2016; 61: 44-51.
  5. Vijayakumar S, Vaseeharan B, Malaikozhundan B, Gobi N, Ravichandran S, Karthi S, Ashok kumar B, Sivakumar N. A novel antimicrobial therapy for the control of Aeromonas hydrophila infection in aquaculture using marine polysaccharide coated gold nanoparticle. Microbial Pathogenesis.2017; 110: 140-151.
  6. Divya M, Vaseeharan B, Abinaya M, Vijayakumar S, Govindarajan M, Alharbi NS, Kadaikunnan S, Khaled JM, Benelli G: Biopolymer gelatin-coated zinc oxide nanoparticles showed high antibacterial, antibiofilm and anti-angiogenic activity. Journal of photochemistry and photobiology. B, Biology. 2018; 178: 211-218.
  7. Malaikozhundan B, Vaseeharan B, Vijayakumar S, Pandiselvi K, Rajamohamed K, Murugan K, Benelli G: Biological therapeutics of Pongamia pinnata coated zinc oxide nanoparticles against clinically important pathogenic bacteria, fungi and MCF-7 breast cancer cells. Microbial Pathogenesis. 2017; 104: 268-277.
  8. Malaikozhundan B, Vijayakumar S, Vaseeharan B, Anthoni Jenifer A, Chitra P, Prabhu NM, Kannapiran E: Two potential uses for silver nanoparticles coated with Solanum nigrum unripe fruit extract: Biofilm inhibition and photodegradation of dye effluent. Microbial Pathogenesis. 2017; 111: 316-324.
  9. Malaikozhundan B, Vaseeharan B, Vijayakumar S, Merlin P: Bacillus thuringiensis coated zinc oxide nanoparticle and its biopesticidal effects on the pulse beetle, Callosobruchus maculatus. (Journal of photochemistry and photobiology. B, Biology. 2017; 174: 306-414.
  10. Suganya P, Vaseeharan B, VijayaKumar S, Banumathi B, Marimuthu G, Alharbi NS, Kadaikunnan S, Khaled JM, Benelli G: Biopolymer zein-coated gold nanoparticles: Synthesis, antibacterial potential, toxicity and histopathological effects against the Zika virus vector Aedes aegypti. Journal of photochemistry and photobiology. B, Biology.2017; 173: 404-411.
  11. Banumathi B, Vaseeharan B, Thenmozhi C, Vijayakumar S, Govindarajan M, Alharbi NS, Kadaikunnan S, Khaled JM, Benelli G: Euphorbia rothiana-Fabricated Ag Nanoparticles Showed High Toxicity on Aedes aegypti Larvae and Growth Inhibition on Microbial Pathogens: A Focus on Morphological Changes in Mosquitoes and Antibiofilm Potential Against Bacteria. Journal of Cluster Science.2017; 28(5): 2857-2872.
  12. Girija V, Malaikozhundan B, Vaseeharan B, Vijayakumar S, Gopi N, Marian Del Valle H, Chen JC, Santhanam P: In vitro antagonistic activity and the protective effect of probiotic Bacillus licheniformis Dahb1 in zebrafish challenged with GFP tagged Vibrio parahaemolyticus Dahv2. Microbial Pathogenesis. 2018; 114 274-280.
  13. Kumar P, Kannan M, Arun PV, Vaseeharan B, Vijaykumar S: Proteomics analysis of crude squid ink isolated from Sepia esculenta for their antimicrobial, antibiofilm and cytotoxic properties. Microbial Pathogenesis. 2018; 116 345-350.
  14. Gobi N, Vaseeharan B, Chen JC, Rekha R, Vijayakumar S, Anjugam M, Iswarya A: Dietary supplementation of probiotic Bacillus licheniformis Dahb1 improves growth performance, mucus and serum immune parameters, antioxidant enzyme activity as well as resistance against Aeromonas hydrophila in tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus. Fish & Shellfish Immunology. 2018; 74 501-508.