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Principal Scientist,
Parasitology Division,

Mobile No.: 91-9458269041

Field of Specialization Veterinary Parasitology Total Research Papers 45
No. Patents Granted / Filed Total No. of Book / Manual 1
No. of M.V.Sc. Student Guided 4 No. of PhD Student Guided 1
Present Number of M.V.Sc. Student Present Numberof PhD Student

Top 10 Research Papers

  • Varghese, A., Raina, O. K., Nagar, G., Garg, R., Banerjee, P. S., Maharana, B. R.and Kollannur, J. D. 2012. Development of cathepsin-L cysteine proteinase based Dot-Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay for the diagnosis of Fasciola gigantica infection in buffaloes. Veterinary Parasitology, 183: 382-385 (Epub 2011 Jul 23).
  • Raina, O. K., Nagar, G., Varghese, A., Prajitha, G., Alex, A., Maharana, B. R. and Joshi, P. 2011. Lack of protective efficacy in buffaloes vaccinated with Fasciola gigantica leucine aminopeptidase and peroxiredoxin recombinant proteins. Acta Tropica, 118, 217-222.
  • Kumar, N., Anju, V., Gaurav, N., Chandra, D., Samanta, S., Gupta, S. C., Adeppa, J.and Raina O. K. 2011. Vaccination of buffaloes with Fasciola gigantica recombinant glutathione S-transferase and fatty acid binding protein. Parasitology Research (Available online 13th July 2011).
  • Smitha, S., Raina, O. K., Singh, B. P., Samanta, S., Velusamy, R., Dangoudoubiyam, S., Tripathi, A., Gupta, P. K., Sharma, B. and Saxena, M. 2009. Immune responses to polyethylenimine-mannose-delivered plasmid DNA encoding a Fasciola gigantica fatty acid binding protein in mice. Journal of Helminthology, 00, 1-7.
  • Jayraw, A. K., Singh, B. P., Raina, O. K. and Udayakumar, M. 2009. Kinetics of serum immunoglobulin isotype response in experimental bovine tropical fasciolosis. Veterinary Parasitology, 165, 155-60.
  • Jedeppa, A., Raina, O. K., Samanta, S., Nagar, G., Kumar, N., Varghese, A., Gupta, S. C.and Banerjee, P. S. 2010. Molecular cloning and characterization of a glutathione S-transferase in the tropical liver fluke, Fasciola gigantica. Journal of Helminthology, 84, 55-60.
  • Ingale, S. L., Singh, P., Raina, O. K., Verma, A. K., Channappanavar, R.and Mehra, U. R. 2010. Interleukin-2 and interleukin-10 gene expression in calves experimentally infected with Fasciola gigantica. Livestock Science, 131, 141–143
  • Raina, O. K., Tripathy, A., Sriveny, D., Gupta, P. K., Samanta, S., Gupta, S. C., Singh, R., Tewari, A. K., Banerjee, P. S., Kumar, S. and Yadav, S. C.2009. Immune responses to polyethylenimine delivered plasmid DNA encoding a Fasciola gigantica fatty acid binding protein in mice and rabbits. Journal of Helminthology, 83, 275-83.
  • Ingale, S. L., Singh, P., Raina, O. K., Mehra, U. R., Verma, A. K., Gupta, S. C. and Mulik, S. V. 2008. Interferon-gamma and interleukin-4 expression during Fasciola gigantica primary infection in crossbred bovine calves as determined by real -time PCR. Veterinary Parasitology, 152, 158-61.
  • Raina, O. K., Yadav, S. C., Sriveny, D. and Gupta, S. C. 2006. Immuno-diagnosis of bubaline fasciolosis with Fasciola gigantica cathepsin-L and recombinant cathepsin L 1-D proteases. Acta Tropica, 98, 145-51.

Technologies Developed

  • Diagnostic kit for Fasciola gigantica developed


  • JP Dubey Young Scientist award given to two students for their research work carried out for Masters degree under my supervision.
  • V.S. Alwar Memorial Award for for two best research articles published in the Journal of Veterinary Parasitology (as co-author).
  • Best article award conferred for a research article published in the Journal of Veterinary Parasitology (as co-author).


  • Indian Association for Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology
  • Indian Society for Parasitology

Ongoing Projects

  • Recombinant protein and nucleic acid based diagnostic platform for canine haemoparasitic infections
  • Diagnosis/Identification of parasitic diseases/parasite specimen
  • Development of rapid immnunodiagnostic test(s) for Babesia gibsomi infection in dogs.
  • Epidemiology and genetic characterization of important helminth parasites of mithun (Bos frontalis) in north-eastern hilly region of India (DBT-Twinning programme for the NE)
  • Study of herbal acaricides as means to overcome the development of resistance in ticks to conventional acaricides (Lead Institute) . (NAIP)
  • Nano particle based detection of M. paratuberculosis

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