Dr. Pankaj Kumar


Brief Introduction

Area of specialization:

  • Innate Immunity and Immunomodulation

Research article

  • Kumar, P., Shekhar, P., Kaushik, P., Anjay, Tiwary, R., Hemadri, D. and Patil, S.S. (2019). Sero-status of bovine herpesvirus 1 (BoHV-1) infections in Bihar, India. Ruminant Science,8(2):197-200
  • Herath, C., Kumar, P., Singh, M., Kumar, D., Ramakrishnan, R., Goswami, T. K., Singh, A. and Ram, G. C. (2010). Experimental iron inactivated Pasteurella multocida A:1 vaccine adjuvanted with bacterial DNA is safe and protects chicken from fowl cholera. Vaccine. 28: 2284-2289
  • Dadawala, A. I., Biswas, S., Rehman, W., Chand, K., Mathapati, B., Kumar, P., Chauhan, H. C., Chandel, B. S. and Mondal, B. (2011). Isolation of bluetongue virus serotype 1 from Culicoides vector captured in livestock farms and sequence analysis of the viral genome segment-2. Transboundry and Emerging Diseases. 59: 361-368
  • Kaushik, P., Singh, D. K., Dayal, S., Kumar, B., Kumar, P. and Chaudhurie, P (2011). Effect of CpG oligonucleotide on immune response of 28 kDa outer membrane protein of Brucella. Journal of Applied Animal Research. 39(1), 1-4
  • Chauhan, H.C., Lambade, P.S., Sen, A., Dadawala, A.I., Ranaware, P. B.,  Chandel, B. S., Joshi, D. V., Patel, S. S., Kumar, P., Shah, N. M. and Kher, H. N. (2011). The use of pathological and histopathological techniques in the diagnosis of peste des petits ruminants in India. Veterinaria Italiana, 47 (1), 41-47 

Other Publications:

  • Research articles :  22
  • Popular article     : 06
  • Books authored   : 02
  • TV/Radio talks    : 08

Members of Professional Societies:

  • Indian Society for Veterinary Immunology & Biotechnology
  • The Gujarat Association for Agricultural Sciences
  • Society for Immunology & Immunopathology
  • Veterinnary Council of India
  • Society for Promotion of Farm and Companion Animals

Research Activities

  • Students Guided as major and minor advisor( M.V.Sc): 10

Completed Research Projects:

S. No.

Title of research project Duration Funding agency PI/Co-PIs
1 Evaluation of Toll like receptor agonists for their immune-modulating potential in poultry 2011-14 DBT, New Delhi PI
2 Detection of Rotavirus in Diarrhoeic calves in and around Patna 2013-15 BAU Sabour, Bhagalpur Co-PI


Ongoing Research Projects:

S. No.

Title of research project Duration Funding agency PI/Co-PIs
1 AICRP on Animal Disease Monitoring and Surveillance 2016 ICAR, New Delhi PI
2 NAHEP- IG 2018 World Bank Funded Co-PI
3 Biofabrication of gold nanoparticles and its antiproliferative effect in cell line 2018 BASU, Patna Co-PI

Honours and Awards:

  • ICAR-JRF for pursuing M.V.Sc. in Veterinary Microbiology
  • Faculty Gold Medal for M.V.Sc.
  • Chancellor Medal for M.V.Sc.
  • IVRI-SRF for PhD in Veterinary Immunology
  • CSIR-JRF awarded by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • CSIR- NET awarded by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • Hariom Ashram Prerit Professor J. P. Tivedi Award- 2013
  • Best Teacher Award- BAU, Sabour- 2016