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ManojKumar RamanUnniNair, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Email: Manoj_Kumar@nymc.edu


Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Basic Sciences Building Rm # 305 
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY 10595

Professional Interests:

Molecular Pathogenesis of RNA viruses
Influenza vaccine seed virus generation for seasonal and pandemic vaccine production
Genetic characterization of Influenza vaccine viruses 
Development of Influenza virus diagnostics

Dr. RamanUnniNair recently has been awarded with Promising Young Investigator Award in the field of influenza research for the year 2010 by the International Society for Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses..

Education Profile:

Post Graduate Studies: Postdoctoral studies at New York Medical College
DVM - Rajiv Gandhi College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pondicherry, India
Graduate Degree: Ph.D., DVM 
Graduate Degree Institution: Ph.D. in Molecular Veterinary Virology at the Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Uttar Pradesh, India
MS in Molecular Veterinary Virology at the Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Uttar Pradesh, India

Selected Bibliography:

M. Ramanunninair, J Le, S Onodera, AA Fulvini, BA Pokorny, J Silverman, R Devis, JM Arroyo, Y He, A Boyne, J Bera, R Halpin, E Hine, DJ Spiro, D Bucher (2013). Molecular Signature of High Yield (Growth) Influenza A Virus Reassortants Prepared As Candidate Vaccine Seeds. PLoS ONE, 8(6): e65955.

J. Le, M. Ramanunninair, BA Pokorny, J Silverman, D. Bucher (2012). Preparation of High growth reassortants by 'Classical' reassortment method. Chapter 9.2. In Kawaoka Y, Neumann G (Eds.), Methods in Molecular Biology, Humana Press, Springer, New York, Vol 865, pp. 147-62.

S. Onodera, J. Le, B.A. Pokorny, M. Ramanunninair, J. Silverman, R. Devis and D. Bucher. Development of the Influenza B Reassortant NYMC BX-35 for Use as Seed Virus for Influenza B Vaccine Production. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, 5 (Suppl. 1): 328–394.

A Fulvini, M. Ramanunninair, J. Le, B.A. Pokorny, J.M. Arroyo, J. Silverman, R. Devis, D.J. Bucher (2011). Gene constellation of influenza A virus reassortants with high growth phenotype prepared as seed candidates for vaccine production. PLoS ONE, 6(6): e20823.

J.S. Robertson, C. Nicolson, R. Harvey, R. Johnson, R. Newman, R. Collin, C. Wallis, D. Major, K. Guilfoyle, S. Roseby, O.G. Engelhardt, J.M. Wood, J. Le, M. Ramanunninair, B.A. Pokorny, J. Silverman, R. Devis, D. Bucher, E. Verity, C. Agius, S. Camuglia, C. Ong, S. Rockman, A. Curtis, P. Schoofs, T.R. Maines, T.M. Tumpey, X. Xu, J.M. Katz, A. Klimov, N.J. Cox, R.O. Donis (2011). The Development of vaccine viruses against pandemic A(H1N1) Influenza. Vaccine, 29: 1836-1843.

J. Stevens, L. Chen, P.J. Carney, R. Garten, A. Foust, J. Le, B.A. Pokorny, M. Ramanunninair, J. Silverman, R. Devis, K. Rhea, X. Xu, D.J. Bucher, J. Paulson, N.J. Cox, A. Klimov, R.O. Donis (2010). Receptor Specificity of Influenza A H3N2 Viruses Isolated in Mammalian Cells and Chicken Embryos. Journal of Virology, 84(16):8287-8299.

R. Manojkumar (2006). Usefulness of Real-time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction Technique as an animal disease diagnostic-review. Slovenian Veterinary Research, 43(4), 155-160.

R. Manojkumar, A. Sanyal, D. Hemadri (2006). Effect of antibodies raised in Bovine and Guineapigs on the genetic characters of serotype Asia1 FMD Virus. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 5(4), 294-297.

R. Manojkumar, A. Sanyal, D. Hemadri (2006). In-vitro Immune Response of FMD virus serotype Asia1 vaccine strain (IND491/97) to the antibodies raised in rabbits and guineapigs. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 5(7), 538-541.

S.Biswas, A.Sanyal, C.Tosh, D.Hemadri, J.K.Mohapatra, R. Manojkumar, S.K.Bandyopadhyay (2006). Sequence analysis of the non-structural proteins 3A and 3C of foot and mouth disease virus serotype Asia1 field isolates from an endemic country. Veterinary Microbiology, 116(1-3):187-193.

J.K. Mohapatra, A. Sanyal, D. Hemadri, C. Tosh, R. Manojkumar,S.K. Bandyopadhyay (2005). Evaluation of in vitro inhibitory potential of small interfering RNAs on different regions of foot and mouth disease virus genome. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 329, 1133-1138.

S. Biswas, A. Sanyal, D. Hemadri, C. Tosh, J.K. Mohapatra, R. Manojkumar, S.K. Bandyopadhyay (2005). Genetic comparison of the large fragment of the 5'untranslated region among foot and mouth disease viruses with special reference to serotype Asia 1.Archives of Virology, 150(11), 2217-2239

V. Balamurugan, R. Manojkumar, V.V.S. Suryanarayana (2004). Past and present vaccine development strategies for the control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease- A Review. Acta Virologica 48(4), 201-214.

A. Sanyal, J.K. Mohapatra, R. Manojkumar, S. Biswas, D. Hemadri, C. Tosh, G.P. Sabarinath, S.K.Gupta, M. Mittal, P. Giridharan and S.K. Bandyopadhyay (2004). Complete nucleotide sequence analysis of a vaccine strain (IND491/97) and a field isolate of fmdv Asia1 with an insertion in VP1 genomic region. Acta Virologica 48(3), 159.

R. Manojkumar, A. Sanyal, D. Hemadri, C. Tosh, J.K. Mohapatra and S.K. Bandyopadhyay (2004). Characterization of foot and mouth disease serotype Asia1 viruses grown in the presence of polyclonal antisera in serology and nucleotide sequence analysis. Archives of Virology 149(9), 1801-1814.

J.K. Mohapatra, A. Sanyal, D. Hemadri, C. Tosh, G.P. Sabarinath, R. Manojkumar, R.Venkataramanan and S.K. Bandyopadhyay (2004). Sequence variability in the structural protein-encoding region of foot and mouth disease virus serotype Asia1 field isolates.Research in Veterinary Science 77(3), 153-161.

R. Manojkumar, A. Sanyal, C. Tosh, D. Hemadri, J.K. Mohapatra, R. Venkataramanan and S.K. Bandyopadhyay (2003). Mutation in the 1D gene (VP1) of foot and mouth disease virus serotype Asia1 during serial cytolytic infections in cell culture. Archives of Virology 148(9), 1815-1825.

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