Dr. Vijayavel Kannappan Dr.Donna Kashian laboratory
Dr. Vijayavel Kannappan Ph.D,
Department of Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences Building
5047 Gullen Mall, Wayne State University,
Detroit, MI 48201.
Office: 3177 BSB
Phone: (313) 577- 8107
Fax: (313) 577-6891
Professional and Academic History
||Research Scientist- Department of Biological Sciences, Wayne State University, MI, USA.
||Visiting Scientist- Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), MI, USA
||Postdoctoral Associate- Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii, HI, USA.
||Postdoctoral Associate - Pacific Biosciences Research Center, University of Hawaii, HI, USA.
||Research Associate- Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, India
||Senior Research Fellow - Integrated Coastal Marine Area Management, Department of Ocean Development, Chennai, Government of India
||Ph.D (Environmental Toxicology) - University of Madras, Chennai, India
||M.Sc (Environmental Toxicology) - University of Madras, Chennai, India
||Diploma (MS Office Automation) - Orchid Soft Systems, Chennai, India
||B.Sc (Microbiology) - University of Madras, India
Dr. Vijay Kannappan’s research interests are in the aquatic environmental health, where his focus is to study and understand the ecotoxicological effects of emerging and existing contaminants and their relationship with environmental stressors by assessing biomarker signals in sentinel organisms.
His idea is to develop research that directly establishes a bridge between the physiological disruption caused by chemical and environmental stressors and the chronic impacts observed thereafter. The overall aim is an integrative understanding of biochemical and molecular disruptions in relation to stressors at the cellular level, how this is expressed in terms of organism’s physiology and finally, how whole organism’s performance is affected during chronic exposure in actual field conditions.
Dr. Vijay Kannappan is also interested in developing rapid methods to monitor the quality of recreational waters, develop and apply alternative markers as microbial source tracking tools related to oceans and human health perspectives, deriving water quality criteria using toxicity tests, application of contaminant source tracking tools for assessing the ecosystem health etc.
Sampling from Mountain to Ocean
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