Sanjeeva Kumar M
Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Institute of Animal Health & Veterinary Biologicals, India
After graduating with a veterinary medical degree from the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, India, I went on to do a master’s specializing in Veterinary Microbiology at Karnataka Veterinary University, India. After working as a veterinary officer in the department of animal husbandry and veterinary services, Government of Karnataka for a transient period, I joined Institute of animal Health & Veterinary Biologicals (IAH&VB), Bangalore as a scientist, where I currently hold a faculty position. My expertise spans in the areas of investigating the diseases of livestock and poultry with a special focus on emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. Over the years, I have gained extensive expertise in poultry health and welfare aspects, because of my active association with commercial poultry farmers across India. I was responsible for establishing Biosafety level-3 (BSL-III/P3) high level containment virology facility for the diagnosis of highly pathogenic avian Influenza (HPAI) infections in the region. I am privileged to be a Government of India nominee for food and agriculture organisation (FAO) training programme on “Principles of veterinary Epidemiology” at Massey University, New Zealand during 2011. I was awarded “Senior Research Fellowship (SRF)-2012” from Indian Council Agricultural Research (ICAR)-New Delhi, bestowed as an ICAR-international fellow for the year 2013-14.
Molecular aspects of avian and mammalian influenza virus biology, Veterinary Microbiology, Animal Husbandry, Poultry Welfare