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Dr. Baby Divya

Dr. Baby Divya

Assistant Professor

Professional Summary

Dr. Baby Divya has been teaching in the Department of Zoology since 2012. She did her post-graduation in Marine Biology from CUSAT, Kochi in 2003 and PhD in Marine Science from CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Goa in 2011. She was awarded the InterRidge postdoctoral fellowship and carried out her post doctoral work in University of Azores, Portugal in 2012. Her research interests include aquatic microbial ecology, bacterial diversity and molecular taxonomy. She has been a part of various oceanographic cruises onboard research vessels and has several publications in national and international journals to her credit.

Recent Posts Held:

  • Member, Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) : 2016-till date
  • Department Coordinator, DBT STAR Program: 2017-till date
  • Administrator, SXC Coursera Campus Program: 2020-till date
  • Co-administrator, College Learning Management System: 2020-till date
  • Reviewer: Regional Studies in Marine Sciences – Elsevier: 2019

Recent Publications:

  • Baby Divya and Gislin Davis (2019) Documenting the abundance and diversity of protozoa in leaf litter microcosms using foldscope – the paper microscope. Discourse,
  • Baby Divya, Annie Feby, Shanta Nair (2017), Bacterial Community Profiling of the Arabian Sea Oxygen Minimum Zone Sediments using Cultivation Independent Approach. Examines in Marine Biology and Oceanography, 1:1-7
  • Ines Barros, Baby Divya, Ines Martins, Frederic Vandeperre, Ricardo Serrao Santos,Raul Bettencourt (2015) Post-capture immune gene expression studies in the deepsea hydrothermal vent mussel Bathymodiolus azoricus acclimatized to atmospheric pressure. Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 42: 159-170

Major Research Projects:

  • Principal Investigator (PI) – Bacterial Diversity Associated with Mangrove Diversity in Sediments of Cochin backwaters, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment (KSCSTE), Thiruvanathapuram (Ongoing)
  • PI – Study on the effect of leaf litter on fresh water protozoan populations – a microcosm approach, DBT (Foldscope), New Delhi, (Completed)
  • Co-PI – Taxonomic and molecular studies of on the genus Selaginella (Selaginellaceae Family) India, DST, New Delhi (Ongoing)