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Dr. K. N. Viswas
M.V.Sc. Ph.D,
Principal Scientist,
Bacteriology & Mycology,

Telephone: 0581-2301865

Field of Specialization Anaerobic bacterial diseases Total Research Papers 55
No. Patents Granted / Filed 0 Total No. of Book / Manual 4
No. of M.V.Sc. Student Guided 6 No. of PhD Student Guided 3
Present Number of M.V.Sc. Student 0 Present Numberof PhD Student 2

Top 10 Research Papers

  • Bhuvana Priya, G., Viswas Konasagara Nagaleekar, Milton, A.P., Saminathan, M., Kumar, A., Sahoo, A.R., Wani, S.A., Kumar, A., Gupta, S.K., Sahoo, A.P., Tiwari, A.K., Agarwal, R.K. and Gandham, R.K. 2017. Genome wide host gene expression analysis in mice experimentally infected with Pasteurella multocida. PLoS one, 12(7): e0179420
  • Kumar S, Mashooq M, Gandham RK, Alavandi SV and Viswas Konasagara Nagaleekar. 2018. Characterization of quorum sensing system in Clostridium chauvoei. Anaerobe, 52:92-99
  • Jayaramaiah, U., Singh, N., Thankappan, S., Mohanty, A.K., Chaudhuri, P., Singh, V.P., Nagaleekar, Viswas K. 2016. Proteomic analysis and identification of cell surface associated proteins of Clostridium chauvoei. Anaerobe, 39:77-83
  • Usharani J, Viswas Konasagara Nagaleekar, Thomas P, Gupta SK, Bhure SK, Dandapat P, Agarwal RK and Singh VP. 2015. Development of a recombinant flagellin based ELISA for the detection of Clostridium chauvoei. Anaerobe, 33:48-54.
  • Sarangi LN, Thomas P, Gupta SK, Kumar S, Viswas KN, Singh VP. 2014. Molecular Epidemiology of Pasteurella multocida Circulating in India by Multilocus Sequence Typing. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 63: e269-e282
  • Noubade R, Krementsov, DN, del Rio R, Thornton T, Nagaleekar Viswas, Saligrama N, Spitzack A, Spach K, Sabio G, Davis RJ, Rincon M and Teuscher C. 2011. Activation of P38 MAPK in CD4 T cells controls IL-17 production and autoimmune encephalomyelitis. Blood, 118(12):3290-300
  • Neveu WA, Bernardo E, Allard JL, Nagaleekar Viswas, Wargo MJ, Davis RJ, Iwakura Y, Whittaker LA and Rincon M. 2011. Fungal allergen -glucans trigger p38 MAPK-mediated IL-6 translation in lung epithelial cells. American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology 45(6):1133-41
  • Nagaleekar Viswas K, Guadalupe S, Aktan I, Chant A, Howe IW, Thornton TM, Benoit PJ, Davis RJ, Rincon M, Boyson JE. 2011. Translational control of NKT cell cytokine production by p38 MAPK. Journal of Immunology, 186:4140-4146.
  • Nagaleekar Viswas K, Diehl SA, Juncadella I, Charland C, Muthusamy N, Eaton S, Haynes L, Garrett-Sinha LA, Anguita J, Rincon M. 2008. IP3 receptor-mediated Ca++ release in naïve CD4 T cells dictates their cytokine program. Journal of Immunology, 181:8315-22.
  • Farley N, Pedraza-Alva G, Serrano-Gomez D, Nagaleekar Viswas, Aronshtam A, Krahl T, Thornton T, Rincon M. 2005. p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase mediates the Fas-induced mitochondrial death pathway in CD8+ T cells. Molecular and Cellular Biology, 26:2118-29


  • National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) Associateship (2016)


  • Life member of Indian Association of Veterinary Microbiologists, Immunologists and Specialists in Infectious Diseases (IAVMI).
  • Life member of Agricultural Research Service Scientists Forum (ARSSF).
  • Life member of Indian Society for Veterinary Immunology and Biotechnology (ISVIB)

Ongoing Projects

  • CctA and hyaluronidase gene mutants of Clostridium chauvoei: Construction and evaluation of vaccine potential (NASF)
  • Identification of the potential vaccine candidate antigens of clostridium chauvoei (RGYI)

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