Department of Zoology

Lab Facilities

Entomology Lab

Entomology Research Laboratory has been working to advance the field of insect biology and developing efficient methods for controlling structural and urban pests and vectors of public health importance. Our research areas involve rearing of insects for experimentation, developing methods for controlling vectors by green synthesis, evaluating insecticide resistance in insect pests of economic importance (mosquitoes, termites, cockroaches and ticks), pesticide residue analysis in vegetables, fruits and blood samples, population dynamics and species diversity of urban insects, microbial screening of urban pests, termite: Ecology, biology and control, etc.

Physiology and Endocrinology Lab

Physiology and endocrinology research groups work on animal models for endocrinological and toxicological implications of natural and synthetic products. Lab equipment includes histology and staining system, centrifuge, spectrophotometer, etc.

Parasitology Lab

Facilities are used to study prevalence, epidemiology and control of parasitic infections in animals and humans. Detection of parasites using molecular markers is current project of the group.

Molecular Biology Lab

Molecular and microbiology research groups work on DNA cloning and protein expression studies in molecular biology. Microbiological studies include isolation, identification and characterization of different micro-organisms. Lab is equipped with PCR machine, electrophoresis apparatus, HPLC, Gel illuminator, colony counter, refrigerated centrifuge, shaking incubator, blotter, etc.

Fisheries & Aquaculture Lab

Fish physiology, toxicology and immunology research group’s work on various aspects of reproductive biology of carps, effect of environmental changes on their physiology, maturation control, aquatic toxicology, geno toxicity, immunological and microbial diseases. Lab is equipped with aquarium systems, thermal incubators, water quality meters, etc. Currently used techniques are micro-nucleus assay, histology, comet assay, sex reversal techniques, and alteration of DNA by UV irradiation, gene expression, immunological assays and hematological analyses.

Genetics Lab
Lab facilities are used to work on various aspects of human genetics like molecular characterization of corneal dystrophy and cataract. Currently available facilities are DNA extraction, characterization, sequencing and RFLPs.