DEPARTMENT OF
Zoology

faculty

Dr.Joe Prasad Mathew

Assistant Professor & Head

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Full Name:
Joe Prasad Mathew
Designation:
Assistant Professor & Head
Department:
Zoology
Mobile Number:
9447595916
Residence Phone Number:
0477-2219121
Educational Qualifications:
M.Sc., Ph.D.
Awards and Achievements:
Swadeshi Science Puraskaram (Young Scientist award, 9th Swadeshi Science Congress,1999). Subject Expert committee member in Zoology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. (2012-2016)
Area of Specialization:
Ecotoxicology, Biodiversity studies, Biochemistry
Research Supervising:
Ph.D – 3 Scholars, M.Phil – 4 (degree awarded)
Papers Presented:
Sobha Merina George and Joe Prasad Mathew "A Study on Ichthyofauna of Kuttanad’ in the National Seminar on ‘Recent Trends in Molecular Taxonomy and Captive Breeding Techniques of Fresh Water Ichthyofauna’ organised by Government College, Kottayam, Kerala, India ( 7th and 8th December 2017). •Arunima Sebastian and Joe Prasad Mathew “Organophosphate induced histopathological changes in Anabas testudineus” KSCSTE sponsored National seminar on Environmental concerns and management organized by Department of Zoology, Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha (29 & 30 Nov.2017). •Sobha Merina George and Joe Prasad Mathew "Fish Diversity of Upper Kuttanad’ in the ‘National Seminar on Recent Challenges in the Biodiversity Conservation’ organised by Department of Zoology, University of Kerala, Karyavattom, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India ( 22nd & 23rd March, 2016). •Sobha Merina George and Joe Prasad Mathew ‘A Study of fish Diversity of Upper Kuttanad’ in the ‘International Conference on Aquatic Exotics: Trends, Challenges and Policies’ organised by Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India ( 28th to 30th March 2016). •Syamala M.V, Joe Prasad Mathew and Issac Thomas. “Electron microscopic studies on human cataractous and non cataractous Eye lens”. Paper presented at the 20th Swadeshi Science Congress held at C.M.F.R.I., Cochin, Ernakulam from 6 to 8 November 2010. •Syamala M.V, Joe Prasad Mathew and Issac Thomas. Histomorphological studies of human cataractous and non cataractous lens. Paper presented in the Conference on stem cells for vision organized by Aravind Medical Research Foundation, Madurai at Dr. G. Venkataswamy Eye Research Institute, Madurai from 25 to 30 October 2010. •Joe Prasad Mathew, Monichan K.K & Thomas T Valamparampil. A perspective on Ecological problems of Kuttanad, Kerala. International Conference on Science and Technology for sustainable Development at St. Berchmans College, Changanacherry, 10-13 August 2005 •Joe Prasad Mathew, Thomas V.C & Thomas I. Cataract and vitamin – E. 9th Swadeshi Science Congress, at F.M.N College, Kollam, Kerala, India. Nov 1999. Proc. 9th Swadeshi Science Congress, Abstract. pp 43 – 44, 1999. •Joe Prasad Mathew, Thomas V.C & Thomas I. Selenite cataract prevented by vitamin – E. 10th Kerala Science Congress at Regional Engineering College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India. Jan 1998. Proc. 10th Kerala Science Congress. pp 325-326, 1998. •Joe Prasad Mathew, Thomas V.C & Thomas I. Studies on nucleic acids in selenite cataract. 8th Kerala Science Congress at Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, Kerala, India. Jan 1996. Proc. 8th Kerala Science Congress pp 257-259, 1996.
Papers Published:
• Sobha Merina George, Raju Thomas and Mathew J.P. (2016). A study on fish diversity of upper Kuttanad. Journal of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, 4 (1&2):169-171.{ISSN 2321-340X} • Sunu Joy and Mathew J.P. (2015). A study on characterization and antibiotic sensitivity of Enterobacteriaceae species present in drinking water. Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Research 7:107-115.{ISSN 2394-3874 • Renymol K.R and Mathew J. P. An evaluation of Fluoride and Iron status in the borewell water of Ambalappuzha taluk, Alappuzha. Journal of Zoological Society of Kerala, 12 (1&2): 5-15, 2009. {ISSN: 0971-197X} • Priya J., Mathew J.P. and Thomas V.C. Scale morphology, Arrangements and Micro-ornamentation in Xenochrophis piscator (Schneider), Naja naja (Linn), and Eryx johni (Russell). Zoo’s Print Journal, 22 (12): 2909-2912, 2007. {ISSN 0971-6378 (Print) | ISSN 0973-2543 (Online)} • Mathew J.P, Joseph P., Thomas V.C & Thomas I. Glutathione and associated enzymes in toxic cataractogenesis - Selenite model. Indian Journal of Environment Biology, 27(4):733-738, 2006. {ISSN: 0254-8704; CODEN: JEBIDP} • Joseph P., Mathew J.P. and Thomas V.C. Structure and Disposition of Locomotory Muscles and Locomotory Performance in Natrix Piscator (Schneider), Naja Naja (Linn), and Eryx Johni (Russell). Journal of Zoological Society of Kerala, 11(1&2):15-28, 2006. {ISSN: 0971-197X} • Mathew J.P., Joseph P., Thomas V.C & Thomas I. SDS-PAGE studies of proteins in Selenite cataractous lens of Wistar rats. U.P Journal of Zoology 25 (2):169-174, 2005. {ISSN 0256-971X (Print)} • Joseph P., Mathew J.P. and Thomas V.C. Morphological Variables and Osteology of vertebrae and ribs in Natrix piscator (Schneider), Naja naja (Linn), and Eryx johni (Russell). U.P Journal of Zoology 25 (2):183-193, 2005. {ISSN 0256-971X (Print)} • Joseph P, Mathew J.P. and Thomas V.C. Locomotory behaviour in Xenochrophis piscator (Schneider), Naja naja (Linn), and Eryx johni (Russell) under captive conditions. Cobra 56(2): 5-9, 2004. • Mathew J.P, Thomas V.C & Thomas I. Selenite Cataract and its attenuation by Vitamin E in Wistar rats. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology 51 (2): 161-170, 2003. {ISSN 0301-4738 | Impact Factor® 0.827} • Mathew J.P, Thomas V.C & Thomas I. Ionic State and ATPase activity during selenite cataractogenesis in Wistar rats. U.P Journal of Zoology, 23 (1): 79-86, 2003. {ISSN 0256-971X (Print)} • Joseph.P, Mathew J.P & Thomas V.C. Acetyl Cholinesterase activity in the locomotory muscles of three Indian Snakes – Natrix piscator, Naja naja and Eryx johni. U.P Journal of Zoology, 23(3):171-177, 2003. {ISSN 0256-971X (Print)} • Mathew J.P, Thomas V.C & Thomas I. Ascorbic acid status in selenite cataractous lens of Wistar rat. Journal of Zoological Society of Kerala, 10 (2): 55-60, 2002. {ISSN: 0971-197X} • Mathew J.P, Thomas V.C & Thomas I. Protein profiles in the pre-cataractous and cataractous stages of selenite cataract. Indian Journal of Environment and Toxicology 10 (1): 26-29, 2000. {ISSN: 0971-2127} • Mathew J.P, Thomas V.C & Thomas I. Carbohydrate metabolism in selenite induced cataract in the wistar rats. Journal of Zoological Society of Kerala 9: 87-94, 1999. {ISSN: 0971-197X} • Mathew J.P, Thomas V.C & Thomas I. Cataractogenic potency of a heavy metal selenite in wistar rats. Journal of Zoological Society of Kerala. 7: 51-60, 1997. {ISSN: 0971-197X
Books Published:
• Editor, Animal Physiology, Revised Edition June 2010 Published by Madonna Publishers Kottayam, • Editor, Cell Biology and Molecular Biology, First edition Aug 2013 Published by Zoological Society of Kerala, • Editor, Cell Biology and Molecular Biology, Revised Edition June 2014 Published by Zoological Society of Kerala. • Editor, Cell Biology and Genetics, First edition May 2019 Published by Zoological Society of Kerala, ISBN 978-81-936818-5-5.
INVITED LECTURERS IN WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES:
• Chief guest talk- “Challenges of Indian Science in the decade" National Science day Celebrations on 24-02-2014 at St. Aloysius College Edathua. • Chief guest talk- “Issues of Western Ghats conservation-a critical evaluation”. Zoology Association Inauguration 2014 on 12-08-2014 at Assumption College, Changanacherry. • Key note address-“Science Exhibition in inculcating scientific temper among students”. St. Chavara Learners Bonanza-2014 on 12-12-2014 at Kristu Jyothi Vidya Niketan, Changanacherry
UGC Orientation Refresher Courses:
• UGC sponsored Orientation Programme, UGC-Academic Staff College, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Thiruvanathapuram, 21 July – 17 August 2007. • UGC sponsored Special Summer School, UGC-Academic Staff College, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Thiruvanathapuram, 19 Feb – 11 March 2013. • Two week Faculty development Programme, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, 30 July - 12 August 2015 • Science Academies’ Refresher Course on Immunology Laboratory Techniques using fish model, School of Life sciences, Vels University, Chennai, 05 -17 December 2016
UGC Major/Minor Projects:
• Principal Investigator- UGC Minor Project for Rs.1 lakh titled “A study on Bacterial characterization and water quality analysis of potable water from different sources”- Duration 18 months March 2011 (Completed) • Co-Investigator- UGC Minor Project for Rs.90000 titled “An investigation into the Ecological and Health Hazards associated with sand mining in the coastal zones of Kerala”- Duration 18 months March 2010 (completed)
Memberships:
Life Membership-Zoological Society of Kerala
INVOLVEMENT IN THE ACADEMIC BODIES OF OTHER INSTITUTIONS:
Chairman, Board of Studies in Zoology for UG and PG programme (2018-19 onwards) •Member, Subject expert Committee in Zoology, MG University, Kottayam (2012-2016)
OFFICIAL ROLES IN ADMINISTRATION / CORPORATE LIFE OF THE COLLEGE:
• Head, Department of Zoology, St. Berchmans College, Changanacherry (2018 onwards) • Research Director, St. Berchmans College, Changanacherry (2019 onwards) • IQAC Member, St. Berchmans College, Changanacherry (2008-2018) • Secretary, Staff Association, St. Berchmans College, Changanacherry (2016-17) • General Coordinator, Science Aptitude Developer Programme, SADP (2009-2017) • Member, Subject expert Committee in Zoology, MG University, Kottayam (2012-2016) • Course Coordinator, MSc Biochemistry (SF) (2011-16) •Secretary, Staff Association, St. Berchmans College, Changanacherry (2016-17)