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Dr. M. A. Ramakrishnan
MVSc., PhD., Post Doc (USA)
Acting Head,
Virology Division,

Telephone: 05942-286346
Mobile No.: NA

Field of Specialization Veterinary Virology Total Research Papers 42
No. Patents Granted / Filed 0 Total No. of Book / Manual 3
No. of M.V.Sc. Student Guided 5 No. of PhD Student Guided 0
Present Number of M.V.Sc. Student 0 Present Numberof PhD Student 1

Top 10 Research Papers

  • Capripox outbreak in a mixed flock of sheep and goats in India. Ramakrishnan MA, Santhamani R, Pandey AB. Transbound Emerg Dis. 2017 Feb;64(1):27-30. doi: 10.1111/tbed.12604. Epub 2016 Dec 27. PMID: 28028940
  • Determination of 50% endpoint titer using a simple formula. Ramakrishnan MA. World J Virol. 2016 May 12;5(2):85-6. doi: 10.5501/wjv.v5.i2.85. PMID: 27175354
  • Development of reverse transcription loop mediated isothermal amplification assay for rapid detection of bluetongue viruses. Mohandas SS, Muthuchelvan D, Pandey AB, Biswas SK, Chand K, Venkatesan G, Choudhary D, Ramakrishnan MA, Mondal B. J Virol Methods. 2015 Sep 15;222:103-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2015.06.005. Epub 2015 Jun 12. PMID: 26073661
  • Detection and characterization of atypical capripoxviruses among small ruminants in India. Santhamani R, Venkatesan G, Minhas SK, Shivachandra SB, Muthuchelvan D, Pandey AB, Ramakrishnan MA. Virus Genes. 2015 Aug;51(1):33-8. doi: 10.1007/s11262-015-1206-9. Epub 2015 May 14. PMID: 25971425
  • Molecular characterization of Indian sheeppox and goatpox viruses based on RPO30 and GPCR genes. Santhamani R, Yogisharadhya R, Venkatesan G, Shivachandra SB, Pandey AB, Ramakrishnan MA. Virus Genes. 2014 Oct;49(2):286-91. doi: 10.1007/s11262-014-1095-3. Epub 2014 Jun 22. PMID: 24952423
  • Reassortant influenza A viruses in wild duck populations: effects on viral shedding and persistence in water. Lebarbenchon C, Sreevatsan S, Lefèvre T, Yang M, Ramakrishnan MA, Brown JD, Stallknecht DE. Proc Biol Sci. 2012 Oct 7;279(1744):3967-75. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.1271. Epub 2012 Aug 1. PMID: 22859590
  • Viral replication, persistence in water and genetic characterization of two influenza A viruses isolated from surface lake water. Lebarbenchon C, Yang M, Keeler SP, Ramakrishnan MA, Brown JD, Stallknecht DE, Sreevatsan S. PLoS One. 2011;6(10):e26566. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0026566. Epub 2011 Oct 20. PMID: 22028909
  • Detection of viruses in used ventilation filters from two large public buildings. Goyal SM, Anantharaman S, Ramakrishnan MA, Sajja S, Kim SW, Stanley NJ, Farnsworth JE, Kuehn TH, Raynor PC. Am J Infect Control. 2011 Sep;39(7):e30-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2010.10.036. Epub 2011 May 6. PMID: 21549446
  • Influenza A viruses in American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos). Lebarbenchon C, Sreevatsan S, Ramakrishnan MA, Poulson R, Goekjian V, Di Matteo JJ, Wilcox B, Stallknecht DE. J Wildl Dis. 2010 Oct;46(4):1284-9. PMID: 20966281
  • In-vivo efficacy of hand sanitisers against feline calicivirus: a surrogate for norovirus. Lages SL, Ramakrishnan MA, Goyal SM. J Hosp Infect. 2008 Feb;68(2):159-63. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2007.11.018. Epub 2008 Jan 18. PMID: 18207605

Technologies Developed

  • Various molecular based assays for the detection and characterization of animal and avian viruses


  • Life Member Indian Society of Veterinary Microbiologists and Immunologists (I.A.V.M.I.)
  • Life Member Veterinary Council of India (VCI)

Ongoing Projects

  • AINP on Bluetongue
  • Assessment of anti-proliferative effect of selected herbal extracts in animal cancer cell lines and their effect against bovine papilloma-virus induced tumors in experimental model
  • Ethnoveterinary study, phytochemical analysis and evaluation of veterinary medicinal plants commonly used as herbal remedies for cold stress by local tribes of Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand

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