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ARUN KUMAR MURUGAN
Contact No.: +919008091816
Email Id: marunkr26@gmail.com
LECTURER
Looking forward to challenging assignments in Medical & Healthcare sector, where a strong background in Microbiology,
Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics can be put to the best use, across Singapore/Malaysia/United Arab Emirates
SUMMARY
A seasoned and conscientious academician with over 10 years of experience in Academics, Research, and Publication. Has
hands-on experience in teaching the concepts of Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics, and is capable of
designing effective teaching methodologies. Adept at academic progress evaluation & monitoring as well as student
performance improvisation. Possesses excellent designing, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
KEY SKILLS
 Instructional Methods Development & Implementation
 Student Performance Improvisation
 Research Project Guidance
 Academic Progress Evaluation & Monitoring
 Career-Enhancement Programs & Activities Introduction
 Lectureship & Faculty Support
 Excellent Designing Skills
 Creative & Innovative Mind
 Enthusiastic to Learn New Things
 Impressive Presentation Skills
 Good Communication Skills
 Strong Interpersonal Skills
TECHNICAL SKILLS
 Microbiology
o Staining, biochemical tests, culture techniques, quality control tests, sputum and fecal analysis
o MIC and MBC determination and antimicrobial assay of biomolecules
 Molecular Biology
o Protein purification; chromatographic techniques: gel filtration, ion exchange, affinity chromatography; SDS-PAGE,
Native Gel, Activity Gels, Gel Elution
o Monitoring protein expression using SDS, western blot, ELISA techniques
o Isolation of nucleic acids, DNA and protein quantification, assay of enzyme activity and PCR techniques
o Enzymatic manipulation of DNA using Restriction digestion, ligation, transformation, reporter gene expression
 Bioinformatics
o Primer designing using OLIGOTES, Online restriction digestion for DNA sequence, BLAST analysis for DNA and
protein sequences, Homology search, Clustal W for multiple sequence alignment of DNA and Protein sequences
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1. VISHNU COLLEGE OF NURSING (BANGALORE) Oct 2014 till Date
Designation: Lecturer (Department of Microbiology)
University: Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science
2. SRI VENKATESWARA COLLEGE OF NURSING (BANGALORE) Dec 2007 to Jun 2014
Designation: Lecturer (Department of Microbiology)
University: Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science
Job Responsibilities
 Proving lectures on Microbiology and Genetics subjects
 Handling examination and administration duties as well as acting as In-Charge of Microbiology Laboratory
Highlight
 Published several Microbiology books for Healthcare students and involved in the betterment of students career
3. BHARATHIDASAN UNIVERSITY (TIRUCHIRAPPALLI) May 2007 to Nov 2007
Designation: Senior Research Fellow (Department of Microbiology)
Overview: I have involved in the project, “Development of Novel Antimicrobial Agents from Endosymbiotic Marine
Actinomycetes’, funded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India. As Senior Research Fellow, my
target is to isolate novel antimicrobial agents. This involved screening of marine actionmycetes from mollusks for
antagonistic potential; isolation, extraction, and purification of host defense proteins and characterization of the proteins for
antimicrobial activity
Job Responsibilities
 Carrying out MIC and MBC tests to determine the Antibacterial activity of the extracts
 Purifying five Biomolecules of low molecular weight with potential used as drug against dreadful microbial diseases
 Identifying broad antibacterial compound significant against several pathogens and were trying out to elucidating its
structure
 Interacting with Principal Investigator and Animal Biotechnology Department regarding strategic planning and also
interpreting the results
 Preparing manuscripts and communications for publishing the results in scientific journals
PROJECT
Topic: Studies on Psychrophilic enzymes produced by Marine Actinobacteria in medical and industrial applications
Task Performed
 Screening potent enzymes secreted by Actinobacteria, analysis of catabolic repression and performing various tests to
check out its optimal conditions for enzyme activity developed for industrial applications
 Lipase Inhibitor purification and in vitro studies
4. SANGENE BIOTECH PVT. LTD. Mar 2006 to Feb 2007
Designation: Project Assistant
Job Responsibilities
 Handling academic project for Under Graduates and tutoring the techniques to students
5. LAKSHMI HOSPITAL, UTHAMAPALYAM (TAMIL NADU) Nov 2004 to Jan 2006
Designation: Microbiologist
Job Responsibilities
 Carrying out bacteriological culture techniques, media preparation, microscopic examinations and routine microbiological
techniques
 Working over isolation, identification, biochemical characterization of microorganisms & maintenance of cultures
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Master’s Degree Dissertation: “Molecular transformation of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens harboring amylase encoded
plasmid in Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis
Advisor: Dr. C. Pothiraj
Description
 This work comprises study of natural plasmid containing antibiotic resistance gene with amylase encoded gene their role
in transforming bacteria into enhanced production of extracellular amylase. Moreover, each bacterium attains different
antibiotic resistance to several antibiotics.
______________________________________________
Senior Research Fellow, Bharathidasan University
Principal Investigator: Dr. Joseph Selvin
Description
 Studied Marine endosymbiotic Actinomycetes had diverse potential to be used as novel antibiotic leads. (See Publication
List)
 Assisted optimizing production of enzymes psychophilic alkaline lipase and thermotolerant alkaline protease from
Pseudomonas (MSI 057) and Roseobacter sp. (MMD040) (Sequence deposited in GenBank, EMBL and DNA Data Bank
with accession number – EF- 428033) (See Publication List)
PUBLICATION
 R.Gandhimathi, M.Arunkumar, Josephselvin, et al (2008) Antimicrobial potential of sponge associated marine
actinomycetes. Journal of Medical Mycology 18:16-22
 G.Seghalkiran, S.Shanmughapriya, J.Jeyalashmi Josephselvin, R.Gandhimathi, Sivaramakrishnan, M.Arunkumar, et al
(2008).Optimization of extracellular thermotolerant alkaline lipase produced by marine Pseudomonas sp (MS1057)
Journal of Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering 31:483-492
 S.Shanmughapriya, J.krishnaveni, Josephselvin, R.Gandhimathi, M.Arunkumar, et al (2008) Optimization of extracellular
thermotolerant alkaline protease produced by marine Roseobacter sp (MMD040) Journal of Bioprocess and Biosystems
Engineering 31:427-433
 Kirupalakshmi, S., Pothiraj, C., Sujatha, P.S., and Arunkumar M. 2004 Biosorption of Hexavalent chromium by marine
algae AJMBES 23(4): 737 -739
BOOKS
 Text Book of Microbiology for Nurses by Arun Kumar Murugan, EMMESS Medical Publication, Bangalore
 Text Book of Microbiology for P.C. B.Sc students by Arun Kumar Murugan, EMMESS Medical publication, Bangalore
 Microbiology for GNM by Arun Kumar Murugan, EMMESS Medical Publication, Bangalore
 B.Sc., Nursing First Year-Microbiology solved question papers by Arun Kumar Murugan, EMMESS Medical Publication
ACHIEVEMENTS
 In 2007 Awarded Senior Research Fellowship from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, premier Government
organization that promotes Academic ideas into Industrial application
 In October 2014, I got conditional offer to pursue PhD in Lincoln University, New Zealand
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
 M.Sc Micro Biology from V.H.N.S.N College under Madurai Kamaraj University in April 2004
 B.Sc in Micro Biology from Matha College of Arts and Science under Madurai Kamaraj University in April 2002
COURSES
 UNDER GRADUATION (MICROBIOLOGY)
o Taxonomy of microbes microbial physiology and metabolism, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Virology,
immunology, Food and Diary Microbiology, Environmental microbiology, Clinical Microbiology, Agricultural
Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology, Microbial Biotechnolgy
 POST GRADUATION (MICROBIOLOGY)
o General Microbiology, General Bio Chemistry, microbial physiology molecular biology, Immunology, medical
microbiology, microbial genetics, Fermentation technology, Environmental, Agricultural microbiology, Genetic
Engineering, Computer application & Bio informatics and Microbial Bio technology and entrepreneurship
EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
 Running Informative website www.canestar.com
 Doing Stock Market in Equity and Commodities
 Volunteer, Tamil Nadu AIDS Control organization, Chennai and Blood Donor
 Enrolled in National Service Scheme and actively participated in the special camping programme on the theme Youth for
healthy society Conducted by Madurai Kamaraj University
 Active member in Human rights organization
 Qualified IELTS Test with band score 6/9 (L-6, W-6, R-6 and S-6)
PERSONAL DETAILS
 Date of Birth: July 26, 1981
 Address: Room No. 26, Naveen Hotel, Gangamma Circle, Bangalore, Karnataka, Pin-560013
 Languages Known: English and Tamil
REFERENCES
 Dr. C. Pothiraj, Assistant Professor, Department of Botany Alagappa Govt. Arts College, Alagappa University (Tamil
Nadu, India), Email: pothi2005@yahoo.com, Mobile: +919965003558
 Dr. Prema, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Zoology, VHNSN College, Madurai Kamaraj
University, (Tamil Nadu, India), Email: prema.drprema@gmail.com, Mobile: +919865584290

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Arun Kumar Resume 31.12.15

  • 1. ARUN KUMAR MURUGAN Contact No.: +919008091816 Email Id: marunkr26@gmail.com LECTURER Looking forward to challenging assignments in Medical & Healthcare sector, where a strong background in Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics can be put to the best use, across Singapore/Malaysia/United Arab Emirates SUMMARY A seasoned and conscientious academician with over 10 years of experience in Academics, Research, and Publication. Has hands-on experience in teaching the concepts of Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics, and is capable of designing effective teaching methodologies. Adept at academic progress evaluation & monitoring as well as student performance improvisation. Possesses excellent designing, analytical, and interpersonal skills. KEY SKILLS  Instructional Methods Development & Implementation  Student Performance Improvisation  Research Project Guidance  Academic Progress Evaluation & Monitoring  Career-Enhancement Programs & Activities Introduction  Lectureship & Faculty Support  Excellent Designing Skills  Creative & Innovative Mind  Enthusiastic to Learn New Things  Impressive Presentation Skills  Good Communication Skills  Strong Interpersonal Skills TECHNICAL SKILLS  Microbiology o Staining, biochemical tests, culture techniques, quality control tests, sputum and fecal analysis o MIC and MBC determination and antimicrobial assay of biomolecules  Molecular Biology o Protein purification; chromatographic techniques: gel filtration, ion exchange, affinity chromatography; SDS-PAGE, Native Gel, Activity Gels, Gel Elution o Monitoring protein expression using SDS, western blot, ELISA techniques o Isolation of nucleic acids, DNA and protein quantification, assay of enzyme activity and PCR techniques o Enzymatic manipulation of DNA using Restriction digestion, ligation, transformation, reporter gene expression  Bioinformatics o Primer designing using OLIGOTES, Online restriction digestion for DNA sequence, BLAST analysis for DNA and protein sequences, Homology search, Clustal W for multiple sequence alignment of DNA and Protein sequences PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 1. VISHNU COLLEGE OF NURSING (BANGALORE) Oct 2014 till Date Designation: Lecturer (Department of Microbiology) University: Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science 2. SRI VENKATESWARA COLLEGE OF NURSING (BANGALORE) Dec 2007 to Jun 2014 Designation: Lecturer (Department of Microbiology) University: Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science Job Responsibilities  Proving lectures on Microbiology and Genetics subjects  Handling examination and administration duties as well as acting as In-Charge of Microbiology Laboratory Highlight  Published several Microbiology books for Healthcare students and involved in the betterment of students career 3. BHARATHIDASAN UNIVERSITY (TIRUCHIRAPPALLI) May 2007 to Nov 2007 Designation: Senior Research Fellow (Department of Microbiology)
  • 2. Overview: I have involved in the project, “Development of Novel Antimicrobial Agents from Endosymbiotic Marine Actinomycetes’, funded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India. As Senior Research Fellow, my target is to isolate novel antimicrobial agents. This involved screening of marine actionmycetes from mollusks for antagonistic potential; isolation, extraction, and purification of host defense proteins and characterization of the proteins for antimicrobial activity Job Responsibilities  Carrying out MIC and MBC tests to determine the Antibacterial activity of the extracts  Purifying five Biomolecules of low molecular weight with potential used as drug against dreadful microbial diseases  Identifying broad antibacterial compound significant against several pathogens and were trying out to elucidating its structure  Interacting with Principal Investigator and Animal Biotechnology Department regarding strategic planning and also interpreting the results  Preparing manuscripts and communications for publishing the results in scientific journals PROJECT Topic: Studies on Psychrophilic enzymes produced by Marine Actinobacteria in medical and industrial applications Task Performed  Screening potent enzymes secreted by Actinobacteria, analysis of catabolic repression and performing various tests to check out its optimal conditions for enzyme activity developed for industrial applications  Lipase Inhibitor purification and in vitro studies 4. SANGENE BIOTECH PVT. LTD. Mar 2006 to Feb 2007 Designation: Project Assistant Job Responsibilities  Handling academic project for Under Graduates and tutoring the techniques to students 5. LAKSHMI HOSPITAL, UTHAMAPALYAM (TAMIL NADU) Nov 2004 to Jan 2006 Designation: Microbiologist Job Responsibilities  Carrying out bacteriological culture techniques, media preparation, microscopic examinations and routine microbiological techniques  Working over isolation, identification, biochemical characterization of microorganisms & maintenance of cultures RESEARCH EXPERIENCE Master’s Degree Dissertation: “Molecular transformation of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens harboring amylase encoded plasmid in Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis Advisor: Dr. C. Pothiraj Description  This work comprises study of natural plasmid containing antibiotic resistance gene with amylase encoded gene their role in transforming bacteria into enhanced production of extracellular amylase. Moreover, each bacterium attains different antibiotic resistance to several antibiotics. ______________________________________________ Senior Research Fellow, Bharathidasan University Principal Investigator: Dr. Joseph Selvin Description  Studied Marine endosymbiotic Actinomycetes had diverse potential to be used as novel antibiotic leads. (See Publication List)  Assisted optimizing production of enzymes psychophilic alkaline lipase and thermotolerant alkaline protease from Pseudomonas (MSI 057) and Roseobacter sp. (MMD040) (Sequence deposited in GenBank, EMBL and DNA Data Bank with accession number – EF- 428033) (See Publication List) PUBLICATION  R.Gandhimathi, M.Arunkumar, Josephselvin, et al (2008) Antimicrobial potential of sponge associated marine actinomycetes. Journal of Medical Mycology 18:16-22
  • 3.  G.Seghalkiran, S.Shanmughapriya, J.Jeyalashmi Josephselvin, R.Gandhimathi, Sivaramakrishnan, M.Arunkumar, et al (2008).Optimization of extracellular thermotolerant alkaline lipase produced by marine Pseudomonas sp (MS1057) Journal of Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering 31:483-492  S.Shanmughapriya, J.krishnaveni, Josephselvin, R.Gandhimathi, M.Arunkumar, et al (2008) Optimization of extracellular thermotolerant alkaline protease produced by marine Roseobacter sp (MMD040) Journal of Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering 31:427-433  Kirupalakshmi, S., Pothiraj, C., Sujatha, P.S., and Arunkumar M. 2004 Biosorption of Hexavalent chromium by marine algae AJMBES 23(4): 737 -739 BOOKS  Text Book of Microbiology for Nurses by Arun Kumar Murugan, EMMESS Medical Publication, Bangalore  Text Book of Microbiology for P.C. B.Sc students by Arun Kumar Murugan, EMMESS Medical publication, Bangalore  Microbiology for GNM by Arun Kumar Murugan, EMMESS Medical Publication, Bangalore  B.Sc., Nursing First Year-Microbiology solved question papers by Arun Kumar Murugan, EMMESS Medical Publication ACHIEVEMENTS  In 2007 Awarded Senior Research Fellowship from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, premier Government organization that promotes Academic ideas into Industrial application  In October 2014, I got conditional offer to pursue PhD in Lincoln University, New Zealand EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS  M.Sc Micro Biology from V.H.N.S.N College under Madurai Kamaraj University in April 2004  B.Sc in Micro Biology from Matha College of Arts and Science under Madurai Kamaraj University in April 2002 COURSES  UNDER GRADUATION (MICROBIOLOGY) o Taxonomy of microbes microbial physiology and metabolism, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Virology, immunology, Food and Diary Microbiology, Environmental microbiology, Clinical Microbiology, Agricultural Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology, Microbial Biotechnolgy  POST GRADUATION (MICROBIOLOGY) o General Microbiology, General Bio Chemistry, microbial physiology molecular biology, Immunology, medical microbiology, microbial genetics, Fermentation technology, Environmental, Agricultural microbiology, Genetic Engineering, Computer application & Bio informatics and Microbial Bio technology and entrepreneurship EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES  Running Informative website www.canestar.com  Doing Stock Market in Equity and Commodities  Volunteer, Tamil Nadu AIDS Control organization, Chennai and Blood Donor  Enrolled in National Service Scheme and actively participated in the special camping programme on the theme Youth for healthy society Conducted by Madurai Kamaraj University  Active member in Human rights organization  Qualified IELTS Test with band score 6/9 (L-6, W-6, R-6 and S-6) PERSONAL DETAILS  Date of Birth: July 26, 1981  Address: Room No. 26, Naveen Hotel, Gangamma Circle, Bangalore, Karnataka, Pin-560013  Languages Known: English and Tamil REFERENCES  Dr. C. Pothiraj, Assistant Professor, Department of Botany Alagappa Govt. Arts College, Alagappa University (Tamil Nadu, India), Email: pothi2005@yahoo.com, Mobile: +919965003558  Dr. Prema, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Zoology, VHNSN College, Madurai Kamaraj University, (Tamil Nadu, India), Email: prema.drprema@gmail.com, Mobile: +919865584290