Dr. Riyesh Thachamvally
Discipline: Veterinary Microbiology

E-mail ID: riyeshvet@gmail.com   



Area of Research Interests

Dr. Riyesh Thachamvally is a Veterinary Microbiologist. His expertise includes isolating virus from clinical samples, their propagation in tissue culture and identification with classical and molecular methods. His current efforts focus on identifying and accessioning new viral pathogens for the Virology Collection. His research interests are on the development of candidate vaccine viruses and diagnostics against various viral diseases.


 Dr. Riyesh Thachamvally completed his Bachelor's degree (B.V.Sc & A.H) from College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala, in 2006 and Masters (M.V.Sc) in Veterinary Virology from Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), in 2008. In April, 2010, he joined as Scientist at Veterinary Type Culture Collection (VTCC), National Research Centre on Equines (NRCE), Hisar.

Research Projects

  1. Isolation, molecular characterization and reposition of viruses of animal origin
  2. Studies on prevalence of bacterial (Escherichia coli and Salmonella) and viral (Corona and Rota) causes of calf scours amongst dairy cattle in India.

  Selected Publications of the last five years

  1. Riyesh T, Balamurugan V, Sen A, Bhanuprakash V, Venkatesan G, Yadav V, Singh RK. (2011).Evaluation of efficacy of stabilizers on the thermostability of live attenuated thermo-adapted Peste des petits ruminants vaccines. Virol. Sin. 26(5):324-37.

  2. Bera BC, Shanmugasundaram K, Barua S, Venkatesan G, Virmani N, Riyesh T, Gulati BR, Bhanuprakash V, Vaid RK, Kakker NK, Malik P, Bansal M, Gadvi S, Singh RV, Yadav V, Sardarilal, Nagarajan G, Balamurugan V, Hosamani M, Pathak KM, Singh RK.(2011). Zoonotic cases of camelpox infection in India. Vet Microbiol. 152(1-2):29-38.

  3.  Balamurugan V, Sen A, Venkatesan G, Yadav V, Bhanot V, Riyesh T, Bhanuprakash V, Singh RK. (2010). Sequence and phylogenetic analyses of the structural genes of virulent isolates and vaccine strains of peste des petits ruminants virus from India. Transbound Emerg Dis. 57(5):352-64.

  4. Yadav V, Balamurugan V, Bhanuprakash V, Sen A, Bhanot V, Venkatesan G, Riyesh T, Singh RK. (2009). Expression of Peste des petits ruminants virus nucleocapsid protein in prokaryotic system and its potential use as a diagnostic antigen or immunogen. J Virol Methods. 162(1-2):56-63.