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Scientist Profile

Dr. BIRBAL SINGH
M.Sc, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist,
IVRI Palampur,

Telephone: +91-0184-230526 (O)
Mobile No.: NA

Field of Specialization Biotechnology of Gut Microbiome & Reproduction Biotechnology Total Research Papers 37
No. Patents Granted / Filed Total No. of Book / Manual 2 & Book chapters-12
No. of M.V.Sc. Student Guided 2 No. of PhD Student Guided 0
Present Number of M.V.Sc. Student 3 Present Numberof PhD Student 0

Top 10 Research Papers

  • Kumar M, Rakesh S, Nagpal R, Hemalatha R, Ramakrishna A, Sudarshan V, Ramagoni R, Shujauddin M, Verma V, Kumar A, Tiwari A, Singh B and Kumar R. 2013. Probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and Aloe vera gel improve lipid profiles in hypercholesterolemic rats. Nutrition. 29: 574-579. (Elsevier Publishers)
  • Kumar M, Verma V, Nagpal R, Kumar A, Behare PV, Singh B and Aggarwal PK. 2012. Anticarcinogenic effect of probiotic-fermented milk and chlorophyllin on aflatoxin-B₁-induced liver carcinogenesis in rats. British Journal of Nutrition. 107: 1006-1016 (The Nutrition Society, Cambridge Journals).
  • Dev K, Gautam SK, Giri SK, Kumar A, Yadav A, Verma V, Kumar P and Singh B. 2012. Isolation, culturing and characterization of feeder-independent amniotic fluid stem cells in buffalo (Bubalus bubalis). Research in Veterinary Science. 93: 743-748. (Elsevier Publishers).
  • Singh B, Chauhan MS, Singla SK, Gautam SK, Verma V, Manik RS, Singh AK, Sodhi M and Mukesh M. 2009. Reproductive biotechniques in buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis): status, prospects and challenges. Reproduction Fertility and Development. 21: 499-510. (CSIRO Publishing, Australia)
  • Singh B, Gautam SK, Kumar M, Verma V, Singh Bhupinder. 2008. Metagenomics in animal gastrointestinal ecosystem: potential biotechnological prospects. Anaerobe. 14: 138-144. (Elsevier Publishers).
  • Singh B, Bhat TK and Singh B. 2003. Potential therapeutic applications of some anti-nutritional plant secondary metabolites. Review. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 51: 5579-5597. (American Chemical Society, ACS Publishers)
  • Singh B, Gautam SK, Verma V and Singla SK. 2012. Derivation of pluripotent stem cell-like cells from nuclear transferred cloned bubaline (Bubalus bubalis) embryos. Reproduction in Domestic Animals. 47 (Suppl. 5): 108-109. (Wiley Online Library)
  • Kumar M, Nagpal R, Verma V, Kumar A, Kaur N, Hemalatha R, Gautam SK and Singh B. 2013. Probiotic metabolites as epigenetic targets in the prevention of colon cancer. Nutrition Reviews. 71: 23-34. (Wiley Online Library)
  • Verma V, Gautam SK, Singh B, Singla SK, Manik RS, Palta P, Goswami SL, Chauhan MS. 2007. Isolation and characterization of embryonic stem cell-like cells from in vitro produced buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) embryos. Molecular Reproduction and Development. 74: 520-529. (Wiley InterScience Publishers)
  • Singh B, Bhat TK, Sharma OP, Kanwar SS, Rahi P and Gulati A. 2012. Isolation of tannase-producing Enterobacter ludwigii GRT-1 from the rumen of migratory goats. Small Ruminant Research. 102: 172-176. (Elsevier Publishers).

Technologies Developed

  • Development of bubaline embryonic and fetal stem cells
  • Using rumen microorganisms as animal direct fed microbials

Awards

  • Best Paper Awards by Indian Dairy Association (2009)
  • Best paper (oral) presentation award at 2nd National IAVNAW Conference held from September, 19 to 21, 2013, at SKUAST of Jammu

Membership

  • The Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI)
  • Society of Biological Chemists (SBC), India
  • Association of Veterinary Immunologists and Biotechnologists of India
  • Indian Society for Studies on Reproduction and Fertility (ISSRF)
  • Society for Conservation of Domestic Animal Biodiversity (SOCDAB), India

Ongoing Projects

  • Structure, conduct and performance of livestock and livestock marketing system in Uttar Pradesh
  • Estimation of parameters under unknown auxiliary information in livestock surveys
  • Effect of phytochemically isothiocyanate against fern induced chronic toxicity in guinea pigs- a model of EBH
  • Development of potential direct fed microbial from the rumen of migratory goats and sheep for enhancing livestock production (Science and Engineering Research Board, DST)
  • To provide methodology in livestock economics & biostatistics and livestock related statistics to post-graduate & divisional research projects of the Institute
  • Investigation on diseases, sero-prevalence and animal husbandry practices in NWHHR
  • Bio-prospecting of native cattle and goats milk for therapeutic potential
  • In vitro evaluation of saponins from North-western Himalayas as adjuvant in veterinary vaccine

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