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Ranjit Singh
Prof. Ranjit Singh Kataria

Affiliation :
National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources, Karnal,India

Biography :

Dr. Ranjit Singh Kataria, was born on 3rd September, 1964 in the Karnal District of Haryana state in India. He completed his Bachelors Degree in Veterinary & Animal Sciences (DVM) from College of Veterinary Sciences, Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India in the year 1988 with honors and Masters in Biotechnology from Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar in 1991. He was selected at the position of Scientist through Agricultural Research Services of Indian Council of Agricultural Research in September, 1993. He joined Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, as scientist, working in the area of development of molecular diagnostics and vaccines against viral disease of livestock and poultry, till April 2004. He obtained his Ph.D. degree also from Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, in the year 1999, working on molecular epidemiology of infectious bursal disease, a major problem being faced by the poultry industry of India at that time. He qualified for CSIR Junior and Senior Research Fellowships and was recipient of institute fellowship throughout Masters and Ph.D. program. He was awarded with gold medal for the best student of institute during his Ph.D. After joining at National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources, Karnal in 2004, his major areas of research have been diversity analysis of Indian buffalo populations using microsatellite markers and mitochondrial D-loop sequencing and immunogenetics of livestock species, particularly buffalo and documenting genetic diversity across immune response genes. He is recipient of first Dr. PG Nair best scientist award of the institute. He has 54 research publications in national and 106 in international journals, to his credit, besides having a US patent awarded and one patent recently submitted in India. He is in the reviewers panel of several national as well as international journals. He obtained training in the frontier areas of animal biotechnology from University of Minnesota and Iowa State University, USA and was also awarded six months DBT Overseas Fellowship in the year 2007. Currently he is serving at the post of Principal Scientist & Head Animal Biotechnology Division of National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources, Karnal, India. His current major interests being exploring the genetic diversity of immune response genes of livestock species and understanding their role in differential immune response.

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Biography of Ranjit Singh Kataria JVSR