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Research Thrust Areas - Department of Zoology


The following are the RESEARCH AREAS of Department.

Infectious Diseases

  • Validating ethno-medicines from tribal areas of Telangana with a view to isolation and developing new drug molecule for targeting HIV.

  • In vitro HIV type 1 reverse transcriptase inhibitory activities of medicinal plants extracts.

  • Isolation, partial purification and characterization of Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) protease inhibitors from fresh water mussels.

  • Synthesis, biological evaluation and molecular modelling studies of novel amide and ether conjugates of 2, 3-diaryl-1, 3-thiazolidin-4-ones as HIV-RT inhibitors.

  • An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used by traditional Healers of Telangana to treat different infectious diseases.


  • In silico identification of potential inhibitors from different plants against various target enzymes of diabetes mellitus.

  • In silico Prediction of different drugs and phytochemicals for SARS-CoV-2 infection via Binding Multiple Drug Targets.

  • Different Phytochemicals as promising drug candidates against COVID-19 - an integrated molecular docking and dynamics simulation study.

  • Molecular Docking and molecular dynamic simulation studies on different phytochemicals of medicinal plants as potential anti-HIV agent targeting HIV-1 Reverse Transcriptase.


  • Molecular and Biochemical Characterization of Parotoid Gland Secretion and its extract of Bufo melanostictus (Schncider).

  • Toxic effects of different pesticides on biochemical parameters of freshwater fishes.

  • Sub lethal effects of Malathion on (An organophosphate) on Biochemical parameters of fresh water fish L. rohita (Hamilton).

  • The Antifungal Activity of Skin Secretion and its extract of Indian toad Bufo melanostictus.

  • Effect Of different pesticides On Esterase Isozyme Banding Patterns and electrophoretic patterns In Muscle and Brain Of Fresh Water Cat Fish Heteropnuestes fossilis.


  • Studies on DNA and RNA components of nuclear matrix in Antheraea mylitta.

  • Analysis of DNA and RNA components of nuclear matrix in B. mori silk glands.

  • Studies on Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of Tasar Silkworm, Antheraea mylitta.Drury.

  • Genetic characterisation of an Iflavirus associated with a vomiting disease in the Indian tropical tasar silkworm, Antheraea mylitta.

  • Quantitative estimation of proteins in different tissues of V instar larvae, cocoon and yielded silk of tasar silkworm, A.mylitta D (Daba BV) treated by polyamines (spermidine, spermine and putrecine).

  • NGS Studies and Quantitative Assessment of Cocoon Traits in F1 and F2 Hybrid Populations of Tasar Silkworm.

Environmental Biology

  • Diversity and density of termite mounds and zooplanktons in forest region of telangana state.

  • Foraging activity and Degree of damage caused by subterranean termites in different wild life sanctuaries in and around in Telangana State.

  • Limnological studies on fresh water fauna in different wild life sanctuaries in and around in Telangana State.

  • Industrial Effluents, Their Bio-Mediation and Their Toxicity - The Chromatographic Evaluation Of Itc Bhardachalam Paper Industry Effluents.

  • Study of Heavy Metals Analysis in Municipal Sewage water of telangana state.

  • Analysis of Physico-Chemical Parameters of different reservoirs and pond Water in and around of Telangana state.