National Institute of Virology
Aug.1970-Sept.1977 : After graduating from Bombay
Veterinary College in 1970, joined National Institute of Virology,
Pune. The major area of research was on production, purification and
assay of Interferon as an antiviral agent. Studied Interferon
production by 40 the then called Arboviruses in different 8 cell
lines and in vivo systems. Also, was associated with experimental
vaccine production against Kyasanur Forest Disease and Chickenguniya
viruses, serological surveys for arboviruses. Was awarded WHO
Fellowship for maintenance of Germ Free Barrier Sustained Animals in
BAIF’s Research Institute of Animal Health, Wagholi
Oct.1977-Aug. 1980 : Joined on an ICAR’s Research
Project on “Commercial Production of vaccine against Marek’s
Disease”. MD vaccine was not available in India till then, we used
to import this vaccine. Was also involved in experimental vaccine
production for Theileriosis. Was also associated on Brucellosis
diagnosis, experimental vaccine production for Rinderpest, HS.
National Dairy Devlopement Board, Anand Aug.80- July96
: As Scientist was involved in serological survey
against against abortion causing agents such as Brucella abortus,
Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis Virus, Bluetongue virus,
Chlamydia, Leptospirosisis etc. Demonstrated for the first time in
world the involvement of Bluetongue virus in abortions in Indian
buffaloes. Demonstrated association of IBR virus in abortions in
dairy animals. Isolated IBR virus from aborted foetal tissue, blood,
semen, placenta etc. From 1988 onwards was involved in development
and Tech transfer of animal vaccines for Indian Immunologicals,
Hyderabad. Was associated with diagnosis of RP outbreaks in Gujarat,
Maharashtra, Rajasthan and MP states.
Ventri Biologicals, Vaccine Division of VH group Pune
Aug.96-Sept.2010 : Joined PDRC, Loni Kalbhor and was
involved in IBH vaccine production. From 1998 joined Ventri Biologicals
& was involved in production of poultry vaccines, interactions with
ICAR, IVRI, MOA New Delhi. Was also involved in international
collaboration with Scientists of repute.
Consultant veterinary biologicals Pune Jan.10 till date
: Presently associated with Symbiosis School of
Biomedical Scinces, Lavale Pune where in conducting research on behalf
of industry. At present I am trying to bring Industry and academia on
one platform. Was former Vice President, Association of Avian Health
Professionals, Governing Body Member, National Institute of Animal
Biotechnology, Hyderabad (under Dept. of Biotechnology, Ministry of
Science &Technology New Delhi).Also. Actively involved with Indian
ICAR Merit Scholarship for Undergraduate student.
Demonstration of involvement of Bluetongue virus in abortions in Indian
buffaloes and isolations of IBR virus from semen, aborted foetal
tissues, placenta and prepucial washings etc. Diagnosis of RP outbreaks
during 1986-87 in Western India.Was GOI’s representative in a Workshop
on RP conducted by FAO.
Quarantine Officer, GOI for export of dairy animals.
Quality Control Officer for export of milk powder & semen to Europe.
Have actively involved in Indian Pharma. Since 1994.
Was Member of a Commeetee on Investigation of IBD, IBH and AI disease
outbreaks appointed by Dept. of AH MOA New Delhi under Technology
Mission on Dairy Development in 1994.
Governing Body Member, National Institute of Animal Biotechnology,
(Ministry of Science & Technology, GOI, New Delhi).
Ex. Advisor, Vidya Pratishthan School of Biotechnology, Baramati.
Advisor, Symbiosis School of Biomedical Sciences, Lavale, Pune.
Published more than 35 papers in scientific medical & veterinary
journals of international reputation.