Areas of Interest & Expertise
- Aquatic Pollution
- Contaminants of Emerging Concern
- Climate Change
- Abiotic Stress
- Wetland Ecosystems
- One Health
- Stress Interactions
Ankur is an ecophysiologist with a Master’s degree from Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Central Institute of Fisheries Education (ICAR-CIFE), Mumbai, and PhD in Biology from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
Prior to joining the University, Ankur worked at Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University (RPCAU), Pusa, Bihar for more than four years. Prior to that, he was a Postdoctoral Scientist at the University of Lethbridge, Canada.
Ankur’s current research is based on the principles of One Health, wherein he tries to understand the physiological effects of environmental contaminants on humans and other vertebrates through diets grown using contaminated water.
He studied how the mining effluents affect the health of the wildlife in the higher Canadian Arctic region. He also studied the extent of arsenic and cadmium accumulation from mining effluents in Arctic ringed seals and hare, an important part of the diet among Inuits and other indigenous tribes in the higher Canadian Arctic. As part of his research, he also studied the mechanistic underpinnings of behavioural toxicity in vertebrates using zebrafish as a model experimental animal.
At RPCAU, he researched the sustainable utilisation of scarce resources for aquaculture. He also studied the physiological effects of hypoxia, thermal stress, and pesticides in agricultural runoff in cultivable fish species.
As a trained fisheries professional, Ankur provides aquaculture consultations, especially in the mitigation of stress in fish.
A five-day certificate course for practitioners and early career researchers working in the field of environmental, agricultural, and allied sectors with no prior experience in R or statistics.
Chapters in Edited Books
- Jamwal, A., Rachamalla, M., & Niyogi, S. (2023). Environmental toxicology of arsenic to wildlife (nonhuman species): Exposure, accumulation, toxicity, and regulations. In S.J.S. Flora (Ed.), Handbook of Arsenic Toxicology (pp.791 – 820). Academic Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978‑0 – 323-89847 – 8.00001 – 8
- Kumar, S., & Jamwal, A. (2022). Climate change and stress response in Teleost. In A. Sinha, S. Kumar, K. Kumari (Eds.), Outlook of Climate Change and Fish Nutrition (pp. 171 – 178). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978 – 981-19 – 5500-6_13
- Jamwal, A. & Shekh, K. (2021). Endocrine disruption in freshwater fish from contaminants of emerging concern. In J.K. Sundaray, M.A. Rather, S. Kumar, & D. Agarwal (Eds.), Recent updates in molecular endocrinology and reproduction physiology of fish (pp. 259 – 281). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978 – 981-15 – 8369-8_18
- Kumar, N., Singh, D.K., Bhushan, S., & Jamwal, A. (2021). Mitigating multiple stresses in Pangasianodon hypophthalmus with a novel dietary mixture of selenium nanoparticles and Omega-3-fatty acid. Scientific Reports, 11, 19429. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021 – 98582‑9
- Phulia, V., Sardar, P., Jamwal, A., Kumar, V., Sanap, B., Sahu, N.P., & Gupta, S. (2021). Identification of best detoxification strategies for sustainable valorization of waste from Jatropha-based biodiesel industry: Compounding the benefits of plant-based vehicular fuel. Environmental Technology & Innovation, 24, 101911. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eti.2021.101911
- Jamwal, A. & Phulia, V. (2021). Multisectoral one health approach to make aquaculture and fisheries resilient to a future pandemic-like situation. Fish and Fisheries, 22, 449 – 463. https://doi.org/10.1111/faf.12531
- Miller, J.G.P., Jamwal, A., Ilnytskyy, Y., Hontela, A., & Wiseman, S.B. (2020). Dicamba elevates concentrations of S‑adenosyl methionine but does not induce oxidative stress or alter DNA methylation in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) hepatocytes. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part D: Genomics and Proteomics, 36, 100744. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbd.2020.100744.
- Jamwal, A., Yusuf, S., MacDonald, T., George, G., & Niyogi, S. (2019). The effects of dietary selenomethionine on the tissue-specific accumulation and toxicity of dietary arsenic in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) during chronic exposure. Metallomics, 11, 643 – 655. https://doi.org/10.1039/C8MT00309B.
- Yusuf, S., Kumar, S., Jamwal, A., Peak, D., & Niyogi, S. (2018). A FTIRM study of the interactive effects of metals (zinc, copper, and cadmium) in binary mixtures on the biochemical constituents of the gills in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology-Part C, Toxicology & Pharmacology, 211, 48 – 56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpc.2018.05.009.
- Yusuf, S., Jamwal, A., Feng, R., Peak, D., & Niyogi, S. (2018). Distribution and speciation of zinc in the gills of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) during acute waterborne zinc exposure: Interactions with cadmium or copper. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology-Part C, Toxicology & Pharmacology, 206 – 207, 23 – 31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpc.2018.02.004
- Jamwal, A., Daneille, L., Driessnack, M., Naderi, M., & Niyogi, S. (2018). Interactive effects of chronic dietary selenomethionine and cadmium exposure in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss): A preliminary study. Chemosphere, 197, 550 – 559. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.01.087
- Amuno, S., Jamwal, A., Grahn, B., & Niyogi, S. (2018). Chronic arsenicosis and cadmium exposure in wild snowshoe hares (Lepus americanus) breeding near Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (Canada), Part 1: Evaluation of oxidative stress, antioxidant activities and hepatic damage. Science of the Total Environment, 618, 916 – 926. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.08.278
- Naderi, M., Salahinejad, A., Jamwal, A., Chivers, D.P., & Niyogi, S. (2017). Chronic dietary selenomethionine exposure induces oxidative stress, dopaminergic dysfunction, and cognitive impairment in adult zebrafish (Danio rerio). Environmental Science & Technology, 51(21), 12879 – 12888. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.7b03937
- Amuno, S., Al-kaissi, A., Jamwal, A., Niyogi, S., & Quenneville, C. (2017). Chronic arsenicosis and cadmium exposure in wild snowshoe hares (Lepus americanus) breeding near Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (Canada), Part 2: Manifestation of bone abnormalities and osteoporosis. Science of the Total Environment, 612, 1559 – 1567. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.08.280
- Driessnack, M., Jamwal, A., & Niyogi, S. (2017). Effects of chronic exposure to waterborne copper and nickel in binary mixture on tissue-specific metal accumulation and reproduction in fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas). Chemosphere, 185, 964 – 974. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.07.100
- Jamwal, A., & Niyogi., S. (2017). Dose and chemical species-specific effects of selenium against arsenic toxicity in cultured hepatocytes of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Metallomics, 9(6), 744 – 756. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7mt00006e
- Driessnack, M., Jamwal, A., & Niyogi, S. (2017). Effects of chronic waterborne cadmium and zinc interactions on tissue-specific metal accumulation and reproduction in fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas). Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 140, 65 – 75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2017.02.023
- Jamwal, A., Naderi, M., and Niyogi, S. (2016). An in vitro examination of selenium-cadmium antagonism using primary cultures of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) hepatocytes. Metallomics, 8, 218 – 227. https://doi.org/10.1039/c5mt00232j
- Naderi, M., Jamwal, A., Chivers, D.P., and Niyogi, S. (2016). Modulatory effects of dopamine receptors on associative learning performance in zebrafish (Danio rerio). Behavioural Brain Research, 303, 109 – 119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2016.01.034
- Naderi, M., Jamwal, A., Ferrari, M.C.O., Niyogi, S., and Chivers, D.P. (2016). Dopamine receptors participate in acquisition and consolidation of latent learning of spatial information in zebrafish (Danio rerio). Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 63, 21 – 30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pnpbp.2016.01.002
- Jamwal, A. (2023). Climate change and food. https://ankurjamwal.quarto.pub/