NAMITA MAHAPATRA
SCIENTIST F

  NAMITA MAHAPATRA

Publications

Date of Joining Present Post: 01-09-2012

Address (Off):

REGIONAL MEDICAL RESEARCH CENTRE
CHANDRASEKHARPUR
BHUBANESWAR - 751023 .
Telephone (off): 0674-2301416
Email : nmrmrc@gmail.com
Educational Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. (Zoology)
  • M.Sc.

  • Discipline:
    ENTOMOLOGY
    ZOOLOGY


    Research Experience:

    Taxonomy
    Expertise on mosquito identification with reference to filariasis, malaria, Japanese encephalitis, Chikungunya and Dengue. Sibling species identification of vectors by molecular as well as Cytotaxonomy method.

    Vector Bionomics
    A key has been developed for identification of larval stages in the field of two important vectors viz. Culex quinquefasciatus (Vector of filariasis) and Cx. vishnui (vector of JE) The feeding patterns of anophelines, culicines, and mansonioides of Orissa in relation to their vector efficiency. Ecological succession of Chilika Lake with regard to the disappearance of vector An.sundaicus has been studied. Transmission dynamics of filariasis as well as malaria has been studied in high endemic region of Orissa.

    Vector control
    Field evaluation of Bacillus sphaericus against Culex quinquefasciatus in Orissa and filariasis transmission (WHO/TDR) project. The project was one among the five global projects. There was 90% reduction after the first application however after 5th round of application tolerance of Cx. quinquefasciatus to B.sphaericus was observed. B.sphaericus was also found to interfere with the development of filarial parasite.

    Molecular biology
    Identification of Anopheline vector mosquitoes and their siblings by PCR method. Developed multiplex PCR for identification of blood meals, malaria parasite, and sibling species of vector at a time. Identification of vector species by using Cytochrome Oxidase (CoI) for An. subpictus has been developed

    Membership/Fellowship of Professional Societies/Associations :

    1. Mrs. Smt. Sunanda Garabadu- Reg. No. 05-Life Science -2002-2003 (awarded)
    2. Mrs. Asima Tripathy- Reg. No. 11-Zoology-2004-2005 (awarded)
    3. Ms. Swati Kumari- Reg. No. 23-Biotech-2007-2008
    4. Mrs. Buli Kumari Panigrahi- Reg. No. 01-Zoology-2009-2010

    Awards:
    Awarded fellows of National Environmental Science Academy.

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