Dr.T.Eswaramohan  [Senior Lecturer (Grade I)]

Ph.D (Colombo, Sri Lanka)

Head of the Department 2018 onwards

 

 

Contact: eswaramohan@yahoo.com 

Room No , Second floor, NSB II building

 

 

 

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Dr.T.Eswaramohan completed his Doctorate degree in Reproductive Physiology from Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2008 during which he exposed external trainings at Institute of Biology, Molecular biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology (IBMBB), University of Colombo. Also he obtained research experience in relations to IVF techniques at University of Warwick in 2005 and at University of York, UK, in 2007. He obtained his PhD in Animal Reproductive Physiology with speciality in Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics under Professor Eric H Karunanayake and Professor Kamani H Tennekoon. He extensively studied on the expression of leptin and leptin receptors in the female reproductive tract and effect of leptin in endometrial cell function using mammalian cells as in-vitro model. He also established optimized protocol for animal tissue culture at the IBMBB.

Scholarships and awards

President’s Award for Scientific Research Publication – 2014
(It is awarded for scientific research evaluated by peers and published in International Scientific Journals cited in the Science Citation Index)

National Research Council Merit award for
Scientific Research Publication – 2016
(It is also awarded for scientific research evaluated by peers and published in International Scientific Journals cited in the Science Citation Index).

Academic and Research Excellence Award, by Jeju National University of South Korea -2016.

Research student award-2008
Awarded by the Institute of Biochemistry Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Colombo for the outstanding research in 2007.

IUCN award to follow a short term training programme on integrated coastal Management at Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, 7th June 2015 to 31st July 2016.

Honoured through International Travel grant of NSF to attend Biennial joint meeting of the UK Fertility Societies, at University of York, UK, 15-18 April 2007.

Honoured through International Travel grant of NSF to attend ICBBB 2012 Conference, at Chennai, 10-11 march 2012.

Social and Welfare Activities

Secretary, Animal Ethical Review Committee of the University of Jaffna since February 2017.

Member of Science Faculty research Committee since April 2017.

Member of Science Faculty Building Committee since April 2016.

Academic Career Guidance Advisor since 02.06.2014

Coordinator for Career Guidance cell at the Faculty of Science since 30th Dec 2014.

A member of the Ethical Review Committee of the Faculty of Medicine since 10.01.2014.

President, Science Teachers Common Room (STCR) since April 2010 to today.

General Secretary, Jaffna University Science Teachers’ Association. Since August 2008 to September 2009.

Executive member of Jaffna University Science Teachers Association (JUSTA)-2010.

Student Counselor-Faculty of Science (July 2001 – August 2002).

 

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Eswaramohan T, Arthiyan S, Murugananthan A (2017) A first report on Lychas srilankensis (Lourenco, 1997) (Scorpiones: Buthidae) in Jaffna Peninsula, Northern part of Sri Lanka. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies.(In Press).

S Piratheepa, G Rajendramani, T Eswaramohan (2016). Changes in Fish and Shellfish in Thondamanaru Lagoon, Jaffna, Sri Lanka. International Journal of Environmental, Chemical, Ecological, Geological and Geophysical Engineering. Vol 10: No.06, p 669-673.

Kanapathy Gajapathy, Tharmatha Tharmasegaram, Thampoe Eswaramohan, Lalanthika BSL Peries, Raveendra Jayanetti, Sinnathamby N Surendran (2016). DNA barcoding of Sri Lankan phlebotomine sand flies using cytochrome c oxidase subunit I reveals the presence of cryptic species. Acta tropica, 161 p1-7.

Arthiyan S, Jeyasutha R, Bakthameera K, Murugananthan A, Eswaramohan T (2015). Morphological identification and molecular level confirmation of Heterometrus swammerdami (Scorpiones; Scorpionidae) Simon, 1872 in Jaffna Peninsula. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications. Volume 5, Issue 12, December 2015.
http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-1215/ijsrp-p4840.pdf

Ranjan Ramasamy, Pavilupillai J Jude, Thabothiny Veluppillai, Thampoe Eswaramohan, Sinnathamby N Surendran (2014). Biological Differences between Brackish and Fresh Water-Derived Aedes aegypti from Two Locations in the Jaffna Peninsula of Sri Lanka and the Implications for Arboviral Disease Transmission. PloS one.

Tennekoon KH, Eswaramohan T, Karunanayake EH. Effect of leptin on prolactin and insulin-like growth factor secretion by cultured rat endometrial stromal cells. Fertility and Sterility 2007; 88(1): 193 – 199.

T Eswaramohan, K Nilani, P Sureka, P Mahadhevan, K Balasubramaniam (2014).A study on the effects of chilling period on sperm quality of Sannan and Jamunapari goats.
Iranian Journal of Applied Animal Science 4 (1), 205-207.
http://ijas.ir/main/modules/content/index.php?id=939

N Surendran, Pavilupillai J Jude, Arulanantham Christie Thavaranjit, Thampoe Eswaramohan, Muthuludchumy Vinobaba, Ranjan Ramasamy (2013). Predatory Efficacy of Culex (Lutzia) Fuscanus on Mosquito Vectors of Human Diseases in Sri Lanka. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 29 (2), 168-170.

K Veronika, K Akilan, A Murugananthan, T Eswaramohan(2013). Diversity and Identification Key to the Species of Scorpions (Scorpiones: Arachnida) from Jaffna Peninsula, Sri Lanka. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 2013; 1 (5):70-77.(Open access online Journal)
http://www.entomoljournal.com/vol1Issue5/Issue_oct_2013/33.2.pdf

Sureka P, Nilani K, Eswaramohan T, Balasubramaniam K (2013). Sex Pre-selection by Quantification of Y- Chromosome Bearing Spermatozoa in Goat Species. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, ISSN 2250-3153. .(Open access online Journal)
http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-1301/ijsrp-p1379.pdf

F Kanisra Mary, T Eswaramohan, SN Surendran, A Murugananthan, P Romakeswaran (2013). Mukkuddu Maathrai (Triple Tablet), An Indigenous Medicine Elevates Serum Prolactin Level Of Female Rats (Rattus norvegicus). IOSR Journal Of Pharmacy, Volume 3, Issue (January 2013), PP.38-42. (Open access online Journal). http://www.iosrphr.org/papers/v3i1/part_2/H031038042.pdf

K Nilani, T Eswaramohan, P Mahadhevan (2013). Status of AI performance and problems related to low conception rate in cow breeding in Jaffna Peninsula, Sri Lanka. INT J CURR SCI 2013, 8: E 97-105. ISSN 2250-1770. (Open access online Journal) http://www.currentsciencejournal.info/issuespdf

Nilani K, Eswaramohan T, Balasubramaniam K. (2012). Fractionation of X and Y Chromosome-Bearing Bovine Spermatozoa through Sugar Gradients for Sex Predetermination in Dairy Cattle. International Journal of Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics, Vol. 2, No. 3, p 203-206.

Nilani K, Eswaramohan T,Balasubramaniam K. (2012). Influence of Temperature on Motility and Viability of Bovine Spermatozoa during Cold Storage. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Volume 2, Issue 12, December 2012. ISSN 2250-3153. (Open access online journal) http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-1212/ijsrp-p1254.pdf
K Nilani, T Eswaramohan, P Mahadhevan (2012). Evaluation of semen quality brought from Kundasale as replacement of locally produced semen for artificial insemination in Jaffna Peninisula, Sri Lanka. Vingnanam Journal of Science 11 (1), 19-25

KAM Sudarshani, T Eswaramohan, A Murugananthan, HCE Wegiriya, VN Hiromel de Silva (2016). Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: An Emerging Health Risk in Hambantota District, Sri Lanka. Proceeding of the International conference of Japanese Graduates’ Alumini Association of Sri Lanka. February 2016, p 159-163.

T Eswaramohan, A Muruganandan, K Veronika (2013). Distribution of three scorpion species (Scorpiones: Arachnida) in Jaffna Peninsula. National Symposium on soil biodiversity 2013 (ISBN: 978-955-0033-61-4), 61-67.

Nilani K. Eswaramohan T. & Balasubramaniam K. (2012). A preliminary study for sperm sexing by using sucrose density gradients in Jersey bull at Artificial Insemination Centre at Thirunelvely (Northern Province of Sri Lanka), International proceeding of Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering (IPCBEE) 31: 37-40 (ISBN-978-981-07-1591-5).

SN Surendran and T Eswaramohan (2009). Dissection and invasive animal use in Zoology teaching and practical curriculum: a Sri Lankan perspective. National Workshop cum Symposium on Potential Alternatives to Dissection & Animal experimentation in Zoology and the Practical Curriculum. Jaipur , Rajasthan, 19-21 November, 2009.

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During Postgraduate studies good experiences obtained in handling of experimental animals (especially Rattusnorvegicus), sterilization of laboratory tools and equipment, in vitro cell culture techniques (including isolation of cells, trypsinization, subculture, three dimensional culture in metrigel, steroid & protein hormones stimulation, fixation and RNA extraction from the cell pellets, cryopreservation), ELISA, imunohistochemistry, western blotting, RT-PCR , operating bioanalyzer (using Agilent 2100) and sequencing techniques (using MegaBACE sequencing instrument, USA).

He identified novel correlation between Prolactin and IGF-I by means of exogenous leptin treatment on In-vitro model. Further he concluded that Biological effects of leptin on the rat endometrium include dose- and time-dependent stimulatory effects on stromal cell PRL secretion. Also he identified expression of leptin receptor isoforms in relation to female reproductive cycle.

Later he worked very briefly as a postdoctoral fellow with Prof.K.H.Tennekoon at IBMBB. He has gained significant experience in the microarray techniques and managed to optimize the major steps of the cDNA microarray protocols. He was involved in optimizing various intermediate steps such as primer annealing, cDNA synthesis, degradation of mRNA template, purification of cDNA, coupling cDNA with CyDye NHS ester, purification of CyDyelabeledcDNA, preparation of cDNA for hybridization and etc.

Dr.Eswaramohan has been supervising jointly with Professor S.N.Surendran, Department of Zoology for postgraduate students on various aspects on Malaria, Dengue and Leishmania related research.

Further he has actively been collaborating with Dr.A.Murugananthan in scorpion molecular taxonomy by means of DNA, sequencing technology and venom analysis by SDS-PAGE. This is a collaborative research at Department of Parsitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna.

He is also collaborating in another study on “The prevalence of cutaneous leishmaniasis, its causative Leishmania species and possible animal reservoirs for the vector in Hambantota District”, with Department of Zoology, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka.

Dr.Eswaramohan further joined with Dr.Mrs.R.Gnaneswaran and Mrs.S.Pretheeba in a research work financially supported by Mangrove for Future Grant programme of the International Union for Conservation for Nature (IUCN/MFF/138) as the Principal Investigator. The field of the research was “Base Line Analysis of Development Opportunities for Thondaimanru Lagoon”. Currently he is applying his multidisciplinary skills to integrated science of applied Zoology for various researches.

Further he has been involved few of Research grants /Innovative grant for various activities in University of Jaffna

He served as the Grant Coordinator for Quality Innovation grant of World Bank awarded through Higher Education for Twenty-first Century project (HETC/QIG/R1/W2/JFN/Bio) to Biological Science study programme, University of Jaffna.
Rs 25 Million. Project period 2013 to 2015.
All proposed activities in the comprehensive proposals were successfully completed (100%).
The financial progress was 99.99%.
http://www.jfn.ac.lk/hetc_ots/index.php/staff#qig-biological-science

He served as the Principal Investigator of Mangrove for Future project research grant through IUCN (Grant Ref No MFF/138): Rs 2 897 950/= Project period 2014 to 2015. Titled “Base line analysis of development opportunities to Thondamanaru Lagoon, NP, Sri Lanka”. The financial progress was 95.42 percentage of allocated money through MFF grant. Out of total budgets of the project 83.99% contributed by MFF and the 16% contributed by co-finance. All proposed activities were completed.

he was a Co-investigator for National Research Council Grant (11-64) .Rs 2207125/= LKR Jointly with Prof S.N.Surendran. Titled Molecular Characterization of Sergentomyia (Diptera: Psychodidae in relation to leishmania transmission in Sri Lanka.(2012).

He is the Principal Investigator of Effect of oral contraceptive pills (OCP) on postpartum rats. (2012) Funded by University of Jaffna Under Research and enhancement fund (Rs 400 000/=).

he is the Principal Investigator for, A preliminary study on the serum level of Anti Mullerian hormone (AMH) and the the relationships with the subfertility. (2013) Funded by University of Jaffna Under Research and enhancement fund (Rs 165 000/=).

He was involved in the World Environmental Day celebrations and the Planation campaign among the selected 23 schools in Jaffna District on 5th June 2013.Funded by SEWALANKA Rs 60 000/=. and Plants were donated by Forest Department to all the participated schools.

He was involved in the Plantation Campaign and cleaning the beach at the Point Pedro Oct 2013 Partially funded by Forest Department. Rs 19400/=

Serving as research supervisor;

SudarshaniK.A.M. (2014). Study the prevalence of cutaneous leishmaniasis, its causative Lesishmaniaspecies, biology of the vector sandflies and possible animal reservoirs in Hambantota district, Sri Lanka. PhD degree under UGC grant, University of Ruhuna.

Tharmatha, T (2013). Molecular Characterization of Sergentomyia (Diptera: Psychodidae in relation to leishmania transmission in Sri Lanka . It has been supervised by me and Prof S.N.Surendran for M.Phil degree at Department of Zoology (Thesis submitted).

Kumaran, V. (2011).Contribution of environmental factors at the G6PD locus among people living in malaria endemic locality in Sri Lanka (Thesis submitted). It has been supervised by me and Prof S.N.Surendran for M.Phil degree at Department of Zoology( Completeed).

Saarutharsan S (2014). Effect of Saracaindica on serum level of estrogen and progesterone in rodent model. MSc project, PGIA, University of Peradeniya (Completed).

Sharanga .S (2017/2018).Studies on the role of breeding water developing Aedes aegypti in dengue transmission and genes associated with its salt tolerance. I have been proposed as the co-supervisor by Prof S.N.Surendran for M.Phil degree at Department of Zoology.

So far i have been involved in the supervision of undergraduate research project for more than 10 student’s projects. Currently 2 students are carrying out their research under my supervision. The topics of the research projects are covering in many areas of Zoology. These research projects were further strengthened with collaborations with many institutions & experts such as BioTec International Pvt Ltd (Prof.K.Balasubramaniam), Artificial Insemination Centre, Thirunelvely (Dr.P.Mahadhevan, Departmnet of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine (Dr.AMuruganandan&Dr.S.Kannathasan). The projects which are supervised;

Amarasinghe AATN (2016). Gastropods diversity in Thondaimanaru lagoon (Class:Gastropoda) NP, SL.

Ratnaweera RPGW (2015). Identifying the polyclonal antibodies through immunization of mice with scorpion venom

Kanchanamala K (2015). Establishment OfOvariole epithelial cell culture of Aedesagypti in our laboratory condition. BSc project 2014/2015.

Arthiyan S (2014). Diversity and ecology of Hottentotatamulus (Scoprpion:Buthidae) BSc project 2013/2014.

JeyasuthaA(2014). Toxic effect of scorpion (Heterometrusswammerdami) venom BSc project 2013/2014.

Vaishnavai S (2013). Ecology and diversity of ants (Fam:Formicidae) in Northern part of Sri Lanka. BSc project 2012/2013.

Yalini V (2013). A study of Scorpion venom toxicity by means of Mosquito as a biological model. BSc project 2011/2012.

Sureka P (2011). Comparision of semen quality of Sannan&Jamunapari and sexing the sperm of Sannan collected from AIC, Thirunelvely, NP, Sri Lanka. B Sc project. 2010/2011.

Nilani K (2011). Semen sexing of Cattle, BSc project 2010/2011.

Ahilan K (2011). Determination of lethal toxicity of the venom collected from selected scorpion species (Buthidae) in Jaffna peninsula s) B Sc project. 2010/2011.

Veronika M (2011). Comparative study on Biochemical analysis of the venom collected from selected scorpion species (Buthidae and Scorpionidae) in Jaffna peninsula. B Sc project. 2010/2011.

Anushiya A. Effect of BLC chooranum, an indigenous on induced gastric ulcer model. BSc project (2010).

Kanisramary F. Effect of an indigenous drug on serum prolactin level of female rats. BSc project (2009).

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