Dr. Vinayagamurthy Balamurugan 
Fellow, Elected 2017

Born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on 22 October 1973. Educated at Sir M. Ct. Muthaiah Chettiar Boys Higher Secondary School, Chennai, 1989-1991; Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Science University (TANUVAS), B.V.Sc. 1991-1997; Post graduated ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Deemed University, Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh, M.V.Sc. 1997-1999; Ph.D, 1999-2002. Postdoctoral associateship in biotechnology at Institute for Virology and Immunobiology, University of Würzburg, Germany, 2008.

Senior Scientist, ICAR-National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics (NIVEDI), Yelahanka, Bengaluru 2009 to date

Scientist, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Mukteswar Campus, Nainital, Uttarakhand 2003-07; Scientist (Senior Scale) 2007-09.

Awards/Honours: Recipients of ICAR-Lal Bahadur Shastri Young Scientist Award for the Biennium 2005-2006 for contribution in the field of Animal Science-2007; ICAR-Team Research Award for outstanding research contributions in Multi-disciplinary Team -2005-2006 during 2008.

Fellow: Indian Virological Society (IVS), India 2015

Research Areas: Veterinary Sciences, Veterinary Virology, Veterinary Microbiology

Address: Senior Scientist, ICAR-National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics, P.O. 6450, Ramagondanahalli, Yelahanka, Bengaluru 560064, Karnataka; C-403, G.K. Lake View Apartments, 94/2, Ananthapura, Yelahanka, Bengaluru 560064, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (080) 23093100; Cell: 9481807438; Email: balavirol@gmail.com; b.vinayagamurthy@icar.gov.in]