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Scientist Profile

Dr. HIRA RAM
MVSc Ph.D.,
Scientist(SS),
Parasitology Division,

Telephone: 0581-2300368
Mobile No.: 9456657863

Field of Specialization Epidemiology and molecular diagnosis of parasitic diseases Total Research Papers 48
No. Patents Granted / Filed Total No. of Book / Manual 3
No. of M.V.Sc. Student Guided 4 No. of PhD Student Guided 0
Present Number of M.V.Sc. Student 1 Present Numberof PhD Student 2

Top 10 Research Papers

  • Mandal, M., Banerjee, P.S., Garg, R., Ram, H., Kundu, K., Kumar, S. and Ravi Kumar, G.V.P.P.S. 2014. Genetic characterization and phylogenetic relationships based on 18S rRNA and ITS1 region of small form of canine Babesia spp. from India. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 27: 325–331.
  • Mandal, M., Banerjee, P.S., Kumar, S., Garg, R., Ram, H., Kundu, K. and Raina, O.K. 2014. Development and evaluation of serodiagnostic assays with recombinant BgSA1 of Babesia gibsoni. Vet. Parasitol. 205: 483–489.
  • Ram, H., Rao, J.R., Tewari, A.K., Banerjee, P.S. and Sharma, A.K. 2013. Molecular cloning, sequencing, and biological characterization of GRA4 gene of Toxoplasma gondii. Parasitol Res., 112: 2487-2494.
  • Maurya, P.S., Rakesh, R.L., Pradeep, B., Kumar, S., Kundu, K., Garg, R., Ram, H., Kumar, A. and Banerjee, P.S. 2013. Prevalence and risk factors associated with Cryptosporidium spp. infection in young domestic livestock in India. Trop. Anim. Hlth & Prod., 45: 941-946 (DOI 10.1007/s11250-012-0311-1).
  • Ram, H. and Sharma, A.K. 2010. Therapeutic and residual efficacy analysis of some anti-tick compounds against natural Boophilus microplus infestation in cross bred cattle. Indian J. Anim. Sci. 80: 329-330.
  • Ram, H., Rao, J.R., Tewari, A.K. and Banerjee, P.S. 2009. A real time PCR assay for sensitive detection of Toxoplasma gondii. J. Vet. Parasitol. 23: 111-114.
  • Ram, H., Rasool, T.J., Sharma, A.K., Meena, H.R. and Singh, S.K. 2007. Comparative efficacy of different anthelmintics against fenbendazole resistant nematode of Pashmina goats. Vet. Res. Commun. 31: 719-723.
  • Ram, H., Singh, S.K., Meena, H.R., Sharma, A.K. and Rasool, T.J. 2007. Efficacy of avermectines against gastrointestinal nematodes of dairy cattle in temperate region of Uttarakhand. Indian J. Anim. Sci. 77: 578-579.
  • Ram, H., Sharma, A.K., Singh, S.K., Meena, H.R. and Rasool, T.J. 2007. Seasonal nematode egg output in goats at high altitude of Uttaranchal, India. J. Vet. Parasitol. 21: 73-74.
  • Ram, H., Yadav, C.L., Banerjee, P.S. and Kumar, V. 2004. Boophilus microplus associated mortality in cross bred cattle calves. Indian Vet. J. 81: 1203-1205.

Technologies Developed

  • Popularized the knowhow of parasite management & control via radio talks, kishan gosthies and animal health camps.

Awards

  • ISVIB Best poster Award-2004
  • Best Paper presentation Award-2005
  • Dr. V. S. Alwar Memorial Award-2009

Membership

  • Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology
  • Indian Association of Veterinary Public Health Specialist

Ongoing Projects

  • Expression of recombinant antigens of Trichinella sp. for evaluation of serodiagnotic potential
  • AINP on gastro-intestinal parasitism
  • Development of suitable diagnostic test(s) for early detection of immature paramphistomiasis in ruminants
  • Surveillance and characterization of pork associated zoonotic parasites with special reference to Trichinella spp.
  • Immunoprophylactic efficacies of some putative vaccine candidates of Eimeri tenella in chicken.