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Dr. Rathinasamy is a research fellow at the Biomedicine Discovery Institute. His research at the BDI is focused on understanding the pathogenesis of babesiosis (in animals and humans) and the development of next-generation recombinant vaccines. 

His overall research interests include understanding the role of host-parasite interactions in the pathogenesis of some of the world’s most important zoonotic diseases and the development of sustainable control measures, such as vaccines to improve animal and human health.

Research interests

Molecular Parasitology, recombinant vaccine develpment and veterinary immunology

External positions

Research Fellow, La Trobe University

Aug 2016Jan 2018

PhD Scholar, La Trobe University

Apr 2012Jul 2016

Junior Research Fellow, Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University

Sep 2008Mar 2012

Research area keywords

  • Molecular Biology
  • Parasitology
  • Vaccine
  • Immunology

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Research Output

Babesiosis Vaccines: Lessons Learned, Challenges Ahead, and Future Glimpses

Rathinasamy, V., Poole, W. A., Bastos, R. G., Suarez, C. E. & Cooke, B. M., 1 Aug 2019, In : Trends in Parasitology. 35, 8, p. 622-635 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Unravelling the cellular and molecular pathogenesis of bovine babesiosis: is the sky the limit?

Suarez, C. E., Alzan, H. F., Silva, M. G., Rathinasamy, V., Poole, W. A. & Cooke, B. M., 1 Feb 2019, In : International Journal for Parasitology. 49, 2, p. 183-197 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)

Development of a multiplex quantitative PCR assay for detection and quantification of DNA from Fasciola hepatica and the intermediate snail host, Austropeplea tomentosa, in water samples

Rathinasamy, V., Hosking, C., Tran, L., Kelley, J., Williamson, G., Swan, J., Elliott, T., Rawlin, G., Beddoe, T. & Spithill, T. W., 15 Aug 2018, In : Veterinary Parasitology. 259, p. 17-24 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

A novel ex vivo immunoproteomic approach characterising Fasciola hepatica tegumental antigens identified using immune antibody from resistant sheep

Cameron, T. C., Cooke, I., Faou, P., Toet, H., Piedrafita, D., Young, N., Rathinasamy, V., Beddoe, T., Anderson, G., Dempster, R. & Spithill, T. W., Aug 2017, In : International Journal for Parasitology. 47, 9, p. 555-567 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Stimulating Neoblast-Like Cell Proliferation in Juvenile Fasciola hepatica Supports Growth and Progression towards the Adult Phenotype In Vitro

McCusker, P., McVeigh, P., Rathinasamy, V., Toet, H., McCammick, E., O’Connor, A., Marks, N. J., Mousley, A., Brennan, G. P., Halton, D. W., Spithill, T. W. & Maule, A. G., 13 Sep 2016, In : PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 10, 9, 26 p., e0004994.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
11 Citations (Scopus)