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Scientist Profile

Dr. Rajendra Singh
BSc, BVSc & AH, MVSc, PhD, Diplomat ICVP, FIAVP
Pathology Division,

Telephone: 0581-2301579(O), 2300216 (R)
Mobile No.: 09456821463

Field of Specialization Veterinary Pathology: Post mortem and histopathological diagnosis; immunohistochemical and nucleic acid detection of pathogens; experimental pathology; viral pathogenesis; neuropathology; rabies; BSE, abortions and neonatal mortality, etc Total Research Papers 133
No. Patents Granted / Filed 1 Total No. of Book / Manual 5
No. of M.V.Sc. Student Guided 7 No. of PhD Student Guided 3
Present Number of M.V.Sc. Student 2 Present Numberof PhD Student 3

Top 10 Research Papers

  • Singh R, Kumar R, Singh KP, Dwivedi P, Chauhan RS. 2008. Neurohistopathological lesions in brains of Indian cattle. The Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, 78:1063-1074.
  • Kumar R, Singh R, Singh KP, Dewivedi P and Chauhan RS. 2008. Background neurohistopathological lesions in Indian buffaloes (Bubalis bubalus). The Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, 78: 1211-22.
  • Raina OK, Tripathy A, Sriveny D, Gupta PK, Samanta S, Gupta SC, Singh R, Tewari AK, Banerjee PS, Kumar S, Yadav SC. 2008. Immune responses to polyethylenimine delivered plasmid DNA encoding a Fasciola gigatica fatty acid binding protein in mice and rabbits. Journal of Helminthology, 9: 1-9.
  • Borena, B M, Pawde AM, Amarpal, Aithal HP, Kinjavadekar P, Singh R, Kumar Dinesh. 2009. Autologous bone marrow-derived cells for healing excisional dermal wounds of rabbits. Veterinary Record, 165: 563-568.
  • Reddy Manjunatha GB, Singh R, Singh RP, Singh KP, Gupta PK, Madhavan Anita, Shankar SK, Ramakrishnan MA and Verma R. 2011. Molecular characterization of Indian rabies virus isolates by partial sequencing of nucleoprotein (n) and phosphoprotein (p) genes. Virus Genes, S11 262-011-0601-0.
  • Channappanavar R, Singh KP, Singh R, Umeshappa CS, Ingale SL, Pandey AB. 2012. Enhanced proinflammatory cytokines activity during experimental bluetongue virus-1 infection in Indian native sheep. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 145: 485-492.
  • Jain A, Baviskar PS, Kandasamy S, Kumar R, Singh R, Kumar S, Agarwal SK, Joshi P, Mitra A. 2012. Interferon stimulated Gene 15 (ISG15): molecular characterization and expression profile in endometrium of buffalo (Bubalus bubalis). Animal Reproduction Science, 133:159-168.
  • Ranjithkumar M, Saravanan CB, Yadav SC, Kumar R, Singh R, Dey S. 2013. Neurological trypanosomiasis in quinapyraminesulfate-treated horses—a breach of the blood–brain barrier? Tropical Animal Health Production, 46 (2): 371-377.
  • Desingu PA, Singh SD, Dhama K, Vinodh OR, Singh R, Singh RK. (2015). A rapid method of accurate detection and differentiation of Newcastle disease virus pathotypes by demonstrating multiple bands in degenerate primer based nested RT-PCR. Journal of Virological Methods, 212:47-52. doi: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2014.11.005.
  • Verma Amit, Singh R, Ingalee AM and Singh KP. 2014. Spontaneous lesions and other unusual cell types in bovine brain. Indian Journal of Veterinary Pathology, 38 (1): 1-4.

Technologies Developed

  • Technique for brain examination popularized for neurological investigations with special reference to rabies and bovine spongiform encephalopathy


  • Associate Editor of IAVP (2000 – 2004)
  • Narmada Hatcheries Young Scientist Award (1st author) on the article “Immunopathology and diagnosis of bluetongue virus serotype-1 in experimental infected sheep” at 24th IAVP Conference, Tirupati, 1-3 Oct., 2007.
  • Organizing Secretary, Silver Jubilee Conference of IAVP (2008).
  • Young Scientist Award to Shivasharanappa N, Singh R, Singh KP and Madhu BP. 2008. Involvement of TLR3 and TLR3 induced cytokines in the pathogenesis of rabies in laboratory mouse model.
  • Diplomate, Indian College of Veterinary Pathologists (DICVP) (2008)
  • Dr. Patri Rama Rao Award-2010 for best Ph. D thesis work on “Molecular epidemiology and pathogenesis of rabies” to Dr. GB Manjunatha Reddy under the guidance of Dr. Rajendra Singh
  • Fellow of Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists (2011)
  • Treasurer of IAVP ( since 2011) and Registrar of ICVP (2014)
  • Dr C. M. Singh Memorial Award (2013) and Dr S. Damodaran Memorial Award for best research article and best case report published in IJVP (2013), respectively.


  • Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists (IAVP)
  • Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Research (IAAVR).
  • Veterinary Council of India (VCI).
  • Uttar Pradesh Veterinary Council (UPVC).
  • Indian Society of Toxicology (STOX) & Indian College of Veterinary Pathologists (ICVP)

Ongoing Projects

  • Pathology of respiratory disease complex in ruminants
  • Studies on mortality pattern and causes of death among livestock, poultry and wildlife and maintenance of veterinary pathology museum
  • AINP on Neonatal Mortality in Farm Animals
  • Identification of oncolytic viral genes and development of tumor targeted nano-delivery vehicle for cancer therapy in bovines (Lead Institute) . (NAIP)
  • Pathogenesis and diagnosis of maedi-visna and caprine arthritis encephalitis virus infection in small ruminants.
  • Isolation characterization of swinepox virus
  • To study the role of seminal vesicles in relation to certain hormone/nucleotide as fertility markers in buffaloes
  • Pathological and immunological response in bovine abortion
  • Organizing training programmes and conducting demonstrations