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pathologist

Rajesh Kumar Asrani, Indian pathologist. Travel grant, Houghton Trust, England, 1995, 1997, British Poultry Science Ltd., 1999. Member Asian Foundation Advancement Veterinary and Animal Science; Member of Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists (life).

Background

Asrani, Rajesh Kumar was born on October 11, 1965 in Hisar, Haryana, India. Son of Basheshar Nath and Krishna Asrani.

Education

The Bachelor of Veterinary Science, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 1991. Animal Husbandry with honors, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 1991. Master of Veterinary Science, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 1991.

Doctor of Philosophy in Veterinary Pathology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 2000.

Career

Scientist National Avian Health Laboratories, Gurgaon, 1991—1992. Assistant scientist CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, Palampur, India, 1992—1994, assistant professor, 1994—2001. Visiting scientist University Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, 1995.

Associate professor Department Veterinary Pathology, College Veterinary and Animal Sciences, CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, Palampur, India, since 2001. Visiting professor Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Chonnam Province, Republic of Korea, since 2006.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in Chlamydia psittaci was isolated from domestic chicken and wild fauna and chlamydiosis was experimentally produced in quail using Chlamydia psittaci isolates of ruminant origin. Research in pathology and pathogenesis of hydropericardium syndrome of poultry, developed inactivated vaccine for prevention and control of disease. Research in pathology and pathogenesis of Listeria ivanovii infection in guinea pigs which were shown to be susceptible by ocular infection with Listeria ivanovii.

    Research in fumonisins toxicity increases the susceptibility of Japanese quail to Salmonella Gallinarum infection which may result into heavy mortality in young chicks due to severe liver damage. Research in fumonisins and moniliformin may produce a severe disease in young quail chicks when present in combination with heart is the only organ most seriously affected.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor research articles (Young Scientist award, 1994, Ganti A. Sastry award, 1997, Appreciation certified, 1998, IAVP/Varsha award, 2001, Professor P Rama Rao award, 2001, C M Singh award, 2003, Savitree Jebiahah Sinha award, 2003, Nemi Chand Jain and Jawahar Lal Vegad award, 2007, Distinguished Professor award, 2008).

Membership

Member Asian Foundation Advancement Veterinary and Animal Science. Member of Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists (life).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Mountain climbing, cricket.

Connections

Life partner Shalini Kathuria, October 10, 1994. Children: Purva, Khayati.

father:
Basheshar Nath

mother:
Krishna Asrani

child:
Purva Asrani

child:
Khayati Asrani