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Dr. Indu Somasundara Panicker

Lecturer, Animal Physiology

Science Group B



Berwick Campus, Online


Dr Indu Panicker’s research interests in the discipline of biomedical and veterinary science include infectious diseases of humans and animals and cover a broad range of research areas such as zoonosis, development of molecular diagnostics, molecular epidemiology, microbiome, and bacterial and parasitic pathogens.

Dr Panicker is working on research projects characterising the faecal microbiota of Cape Barren geese on Phillip Island and surveillance of reptile ticks and vector borne diseases in Australia. Indu is a member of the Australian Society of Microbiology.

Indu is Lecturer in life sciences at the Berwick campus of Federation University Australia. She has previously worked in academic roles at universities in Melbourne and New South Wales. She completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne investigating pathogenesis mechanisms in Mycoplasma. Subsequently, Indu worked on the epidemiology of mastitis in sheep at the Asia Pacific Centre for Animal Health at the University of Melbourne.

Animal Models, Pathogenesis, and Potential Treatment of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Toxocara seroprevalence in Canada—Climate, environment and culture

Human infection with larvae of canine and feline roundworms belonging to the genus Toxocara can...

Effect of differing +2 amino acids on export of a heterologous PhoA lipoprotein in mycoplasma gallisepticum

The significance of the amino acid adjacent to the amino terminal cysteine of lipoproteins, the...

The effect of an alternate start codon on heterologous expression of a PhoA fusion protein in mycoplasma gallisepticum

While the genomes of many Mycoplasma species have been sequenced, there are no collated data on...

A novel transposon construct expressing PhoA with potential for studying protein expression and translocation in Mycoplasma gallisepticum

Background: Mycoplasma gallisepticum is a major poultry pathogen and causes severe economic loss...

Development and immunogenicity of recombinant Mycoplasma gallisepticum vaccine strain ts-11 expressing chicken IFN-γ

Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) is a poultry pathogen that causes respiratory disease and loss of...