FACULTY PROFILE
Dr. Anu Prasanna Vankara M.sc Ph.d
Assistant Professor,Department of Zoology
Yogo Vemana University
Kadapa-516 003,
Andhra Pradesh,
India
07032825689
dr.anu@yogivemanauniversity.ac.in
      annuprasanna@gmail.com
Qualification :
Aug. 2004- Sept. 2008: Thesis entitled “Taxonomic studies on the metazoan parasites of freshwater fishes of River Godavari, Rajahmundry with special reference to histopathological and ecological aspects of Mastacembelid fishes” on 01.10.2008 in the Department of Zoology, Andhra University for the award of Ph.D degree. Awarded with Ph.D degree on 04.02.2009.
2002-2004:M.Sc in ZOOLOGY, Andhra University (IInd rank, 75 %)
1999-2002: B.Sc (ZBC) Andhra University (Ist Class, Distinction 85 %)
PDF/Teaching experience
Three years experience in holding lab sessions for M.Sc. students in Medical Parasitology, Gamete Biology and Vertebrate Biology in Andhra University while doing Ph.D.
July 2009 – Present, Assistant Professor, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa.
2. 6 years 2 months teaching experience to M.Sc. Students (Zoology) in Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa. (July, 2009-Till date)
Research experiences : Four years
Topic of Research for Ph.D: “Taxonomic studies on the metazoan parasites of freshwater fishes of River Godavari, Rajahmundry with special reference to histopathological and ecological aspects of Mastacembelid fishes”
Area/s of research interests :
Fish Parasitology: Systematics, Histopathology, Histochemistry and Ecology
Projects undergoing :
CSIR Project entitled “Studies on the Parasito-fauna of Elasmobranchs off Nellore Coast, Bay of Bengal with special reference to ecological aspects” from 15.06.2013.
Projects submitted :
UGC project entitled “Spectrum of helminth parasites in edible freshwater fishes of Kadapa district, Andhra pradesh with special reference to host-parasite relations”.
No. of students guiding for PhD: 02
• Miss. M.Hemalatha (RGNF Awardee No. F1-17.1/2011-12/RGNF-SC-AND-5015) on the topic entitled “Study on infestation of wild-caught frogs of Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh by multiple species of metazoan parasites with special emphasis on ecological aspects”.
• Mr.C.Srinivasa Kalyan (CSIR project-SRF) on the topic entitled “Studies on the Parasito-fauna of Elasmobranchs off Nellore Coast, Bay of Bengal with special reference to ecological, histopathological and biochemical aspects”.
Awards/Medals/Prizes
1. 2nd Rank and Distinction in M.Sc Zoology in Andhra University region
2. 2nd Rank and Distinction in B.Sc. (CBZ)
3. Awardee of Joint CSIR-UGC NET Fellowship from August, 2004 to Jun, 2009
4. Recipient of the Best Poster Award at the ‘19th National Congress of Parasitology and International Symposium on Parasitic Diseases of Man and Animals’ (26th-28th October, 2007).
5. Recipient of Young Scientist Award on Biodiversity at the National seminar on “Recent advances in Veterinary, Fisheries sciences and Biodiversity’ held at Department of Zoology and Aquaculture, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur from 12-14th February, 2009.
Details of significant paper publications :
1.Anu prasanna Vankara, C.Vijayalakshmi & J. Vijayalakshmi “Description of a new species, Polypocephalus kuhlii n. sp (Lecanicephalidae: Polypocephalidae) from Dasyatis kuhlii (Müller & Henle) at Visakhapatnam coast, Bay of Bengal, India. Jouranl of Parasitology and Applied Animal Biology, Vol.15, No.1&2, 63-68, July 2006.
2. A.P. Vankara, C.Vijayalakshmi & J. Vijayalakshmi “Polypocephalus visakhapatnamensis sp. Nov. (Lecanicephalidea: Polypocephalidae) from Himatura uarnak (Forsskal) and Dasyatis (Amphotistius) zugei (Müller & Henle) from Visakhapatnam coast.” Journal of Parasitic Diseases, Vol.31, No.2, 152-154, Dec 2007.
3. A.P. Vankara, C.Vijayalakshmi & T.Gangadharam. “On a new species, Cathetocephalus leucas (Tetraphyllidea: Cathetocephalidae) from the bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas (Valenciennes, 1839) from Bay of Bengal, Visakhaptnam coast, Andhra Pradesh, India.” Journal of Parasitic Diseases, Vol.31, No.2, 114-119, Dec 2007.
4. Anu prasanna Vankara and C.Vijayalakshmi. “Histopathological changes of the oesophagus of the freshwater eels, Macrognathus aculeatus (Bl.) and Mastacembelus pancalus (Lac.) due to infection of metacercariae of Clinostomum mastacembeli Jaiswal, 1957.” Journal of Parasitic Diseases, Vol.33, 42-46, Jun 2009.
5. Anu prasanna Vankara and C.Vijayalakshmi. “Metazoan parasites of Mystus vittatus (Bloch) of River Godavari with description of a new species of Acanthocephala, Raosentis godavarensis sp.nov.” Journal of parasitic Diseases, Vol.33, 29-35, Jun 2009.
6. Anu prasanna Vankara and Vijayalakshmi Chikkam. “A new ergasilid copepod parasitic on the freshwater spiny eel, Mastacembelus armatus Lacepede from River Godavari, Rajahmundry, India.” “Crustaceana, 83(4), 425-434, Feb, 2010.”
7. Mani Gudivada, Vijayalakshmi Chikkam & Anu prasanna Vankara. “On a new species of Neoechinorhynchus Hamann, 1892 (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchoidea Southwell et Macfie, 1925) from Indian threadfin fish, Leptomelanosoma indicum Shaw, 1804 from Visakhapatnam coast, A.P, India.” J Parasitic Diseases,34(2): 89-93, 2010.
8. Anu prasanna Vankara and Vijayalakshmi Chikkam. “Community structure of metazoan parasites of the freshwater eel, Macrognathus aculeatus Bloch, 1786 from river Godavari, India”. Biosystematica, Vol.4 (2), 5-18, 2010.
9. Mani Gudivada and Anu prasanna Vankara. “Population dynamics of metazoan parasites of marine threadfin fish, polydactylus sextarius (bloch & schneider, 1801) from visakhapatnam coast, bay of Bengal”. Bioscan- An International Journal of Life sciences, 2010, Vol.5 (4), 555-561.
10. Anu prasanna Vankara, G. Mani & C. Vijayalakshmi. “Metazoan parasite infracommunities of the freshwater eel, Mastacembelus armatus Lacèpéde, 1800 from River Godavari, India”. Published online in International Journal of Zoological Research, 2011.
11. Aruna M, Anu prasanna Vankara and Mani Gudivada. “A report on the occurrence of some endoparasitic helminths in selected fish species of Tenali, Guntur district, Andhra pradesh, India” Bioscan- An International Journal of Life sciences 6(3): 501-504, 2011.
12. Anu prasanna Vankara, Mani. G and Vijayalakshmi. C. “A report on various digenetic metacercariae from the freshwater fishes of River Godavari, Rajahmundry”. Journal of Parasitic Diseases, 35(2): 177-185, 2011.
13. Mani Gudivada, Anu prasanna Vankara and Vijayalakshmi Chikkam. “Population dynamics of metazoan parasites of marine threadfin fish, Eleutheronema tetradactylum (Shaw, 1804) from Visakhapatnam coast, Bay of Bengal. Cibtech journal of zoology issn: 2319–3883 (online) An online international journal available at http://www.cibtech.org/cjz.htm 2012 vol. 1 (1) May-Aug 12, pp.14-32.
14. Sowjanya Pilla, Anu prasanna Vankara and C.Vijaylakshmi. “Copepod parasites of Snappers, Lutjanus spp. (Pisces, Lutjanidae) with description of a new caligid copepod, Caligus rivulatus sp. nov. (Copepoda, Caligidae) from Visakhapatnam Coast, India” Cibtech Journal of Zoology ISSN: 2319–3883 (Online) An Online International Journal Available at http://www.cibtech.org/cjz.htm 2012 Vol. 1(2) September-December, pp.16-24.
15. Anu prasanna Vankara and C. Vijayalakshmi. “Population dynamics of cestode, Circumonchobothrium shindei (Cestoda: Pseudophyllidea Carus, 1863) in the freshwater eel, Mastacembelus armatus Lacèpéde 1800 from River Godavari, Rajahmundry”. Online publication in Journal of Parasitic diseases Springerlink Journal, 10th July, 2013..
16. Anu prasanna Vankara and C. Vijayalakshmi. “Histopathology of heart of freshwater spiny eel, Mastacembelus armatus naturally infected with Tetracotyle metacercaria (Trematoda: Strigeidae)” Research Journal of parasitology, 8(2), 45-54, 2013, Scialert Journals.
17. Mani Gudivada, Anu prasanna Vankara M. Hemalatha and Vijayalakshmi C. Community structure of metazoan parasites of marine threadfin fish, Polydactylus sextarius (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) from Visakhapatnam coast, Bay of Bengal. Asian Journal of Animal Sciences, 8(2), 47-55, 2014, Science alert Journals.
18. Anu Prasanna Vankara, M Hemalatha, C. Srinivasa Kalyan and C.Vijayalakshmi. Metazoan parasite fauna of Clarias batrachus (Linn.) of River Godavari with description of a new species of digenean, Phyllodistomum batrachii sp.nov. Accepted for publication in Acta biologica.
19. Hemalatha M, Srinivasa Kalyan C and Anu prasanna V*. “Occurrence and seasonal dynamics of the digenean, Tremiorchis ranarum Mehra et Negi, 1926 (Digenea: Palgiorchiidae) in the Indian Bull frog, Hoplobatrachus tigerinus Daudin, 1803 from Kadapa District, Andhra Pradesh, India. Species. 2015, 12 (33):45-51.
20. Mannela Hemalatha, Srinivasa C Kalyan and Anuprasanna Vankara. “Seasonal Occurrence and infectivity of Nematode parasites in the Indian bull frog, Hoplobatrachus tigerinus Daudin, 1803 (Anura: Dicroglossidae) of YSR Kadapa District, Andhra Pradesh, India” Journal of Advances in Parasitology, Nexus Academic Publications, 2015, 2(2), 34-39.
21. Anuprasanna Vankara and Vijayalakshmi Chikkam. “Community structure analysis metazoan parasites of Channa punctatus (Bloch, 1800) from Meghadrigedda Reservoir of Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh.” Paper accepted in Journal of Advances in Parasitology, Nexus Academic Publications.22. Anu prasanna Vankara and Srinivasa Kalyan C. Taxonomic reports of the cestodes of the genus Nybelinia Poche, 1926 and Heteronybelinia Palm, 1999 (Cestoda: Trypanorhyncha, Diesing, 1863) from the Shark, Rhizoprionodon acutus Rüppell, 1937, from Nellore Coast, Bay of Bengal, India. Paper communicated to Journal of Parasitic Diseases, under review.
23. Anuprasanna Vankara, Srinivasa kalyan C and Hemalatha M. Aspects of the ecology of tetraphyllid cestode parasites from the slender bamboo Shark, Chiloscyllium indicum Gmelin, 1789 (Orectolobiformes: Hemiscylliidae) from Nellore Coast, Bay of Bengal, India. Paper communicated to South Asian Journal of Animal Sciences, Nexus Academic Publishers.

Membership in Journals:
1. Editorial Board Member of SOUTH ASIAN JOURNAL OF LIFE SCIENCES, Nexus Academic Publishers