Dr. Harisankar Singha
Discipline: Animal Biotechnology

E-mail ID : hsssankar@rediffmail.com 


Area of Research Interests:

Molecular diagnosis of infectious disease, host-pathogen interactions and equine immunology.


Dr. Harisankar Singha, graduated in Veterinary Sciences from West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal in 2001 and completed Masters and Ph. D in Animal Biotechnology from IVRI, Izatnagar in 2003 and 2007 respectively. He worked as Research Associate at Dept. of Biochemistry in AIIMS, New Delhi for a short stint.  In 2008, he joined National Research Centre on Equines, Hisar as Scientist (Biotechnology, Animal Sciences).

Research Projects:

1.      Eukaryotic expression of equine cytokines and analysis of their biological activities.

2.      OIE laboratories twinning project on glanders

3.      Surveillance, monitoring and control of emerging and existing diseases of equines.

Recent Research Publications:

  1. Singha H, Malik P, Goyal S K, Khurana S K, Mukhopadhyay C, Vandana KE, R.K. Singh. (2014).  Optimization and validation of indirect ELISA using truncated TssB protein for the sero-diagnosis of glanders amongst equines. The Sci. world. J. doi:10.1155/2014/469407
  2. Singha H, Goyal SK, Malik P, Singh R K. (2014). Use of heavy water (D2O) in developing thermo-stable recombinant p26 protein based enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for sero-diagnosis of equine infectious anemia virus infection. The Sci. world. J. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/620906
  1. H Singha, S. K. Goyal, P Malik, S. K. Khurana, R. K. Singh. (2013). Development, evaluation, and laboratory validation of immunoassays for the diagnosis of equine infectious anemia (EIA) using recombinant protein produced from a synthetic p26 gene of EIA virus. Ind J Virol. 24 (3): 349-356
  1. P. Malik, H. Singha, S. K. Goyal, S. K. Khurana, R. Kumar, N. Virmani, K. Shanmugasundaram, S. B. Pandey, Ravi Kant, B. K. Singh, R. K. Singh. (2013).Sero-surveillance of equine infectious anemia virus in equines in India during more than a decade (1999-2012). Ind J Virol. 24 (3): 386-390
  2. Manuja A, Manuja B. K., Kaushik J, Singha H, and Singh R. K. (2013). Immunotherapeutic potential of CpG oligodeoxynucleotides in veterinary species. Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol, 35(5): 535-544,
  3.  P. Chaudhuri, H Singha, T. K. Goswami, D. K. Singh, C. Jana, G. Shukla. (2013). DNA prime and protein boost immunization with combined SOD-L7/L12 antigen confers protection to mice against Brucella abortus 544 challenge. Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 1 (5): 143 - 147

6.      Singha H, Gulati BR, Kumar P, Singh BK, Virmani N, Singh RK. (2012). Complete genome sequence analysis of a Japanese encephalitis virus isolated from a horse in India.  Arch. Virol, 158 (1): 113-122

7.      Gulati BR, Singha H, Singh BK, Virmani N, Kumar S, Singh RK. (2012).Isolation and genetic characterization of Japanese encephalitis virus from equines in India. J. Vet. Sci. 13(2): 111-118

8.      Singh, R K, Malik, Praveen and Singha H. (2012). Glanders: Re-emerging zoonosis in India. Ind J Vet Pub Health. 2&3: 1-8.