Department of Medical Entomology
Dr. Kaliyaperumal Karunamoorthi holds the Post graduate degree in Medical Entomology from the Vector Control Research Center (Indian Council of Medical Research), Pondicherry, India. He has been awarded the World Health Organization (WHO) studentship during his study. Subsequently, he has earned his M.Phil. degree from Annamalai University, and has worked as an Assistant Professor in Medical Entomology, for about six years in India. He is currently serving as Associate Professor in Medical Entomology at Jimma University, Ethiopia, for the past eight years. Besides, he has completed his Ph.D in Medical Entomology with his main foci of research being largely on plant-based products against insect vector of diseases (especially mosquitoes). In the recent years his research is largely focused on plant-based antimalarial products too. He has published several research articles in various internationally reputed journals in the area of medicinal and aromatic plants, medical entomology, pesticide poisoning, innovative personal protection measures, vector biology and control.
His main research interests include History of medicinal plants, Medicinal and Aromatic plants, medical entomology, pesticide poisoning, innovative personal protection measures, vector biology and control.