Dr. Taruna Anand, Scientist (SS)

Discipline: Biotechnology

E mail: tarunandri@gmail.com


Research Areas of interest: Stem cell biology, molecular diagnostic tools related with identification and characterization of bacteria, exploration of bacteriophages for use in phage therapy. 


1.   Bachelor's Degree (Microbiology) from Delhi University (1998-2001),

2 .  Post Graduate Diploma in Molecular and Biochemical Technology from Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi (2001-2002),

3.   Master's Degree in Biotechnology from Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar (2002-04),

4.   Ph.D. in Biotechnology (Animal Sciences) from National Dairy Research Institute (2004-08),

5.   Worked at NDRI as Scientist at Animal Biotechnology Centre from (2008-09)

6.   Presently working at Veterinary Type Culture Collection, NRCE.


Ongoing Research Projects:

1.   Development of bacteriophage repository;

2.   Isolation, maintenance and characterization of bacterial pathogens and their molecular identification;

3.   Development of protein expression clone repository of virulence associated genes of zoonotic buffalopox and influenza viruses;

4.   Isolation, molecular characterization and reposition of viruses of animal origin.

Completed Research Projects:

   1.   Characterisation and Differentiation of Embryonic and Spermatogonial Stem Cells in Cattle and Buffaloes. (NAIP funded)       

   2.   Isolation and Characterization of Equine Mesenchymal Stem Cells from Amniotic Fluid. (DBT funded)

Selected publications:

1.    Taruna Anand, Bidhan C Bera, Rajesh K Vaid, K Shanmugasundaram, Gautam Sharma, Nitin Virmani, Brihaspati N Shukla, Sanjay Barua, Praveen Malik and Raj K Singh. (2014). Molecular characterization of virulence-associated protein (Vap) family genes of pathogenic Rhodococcus equi isolates from clinical cases of Indian equines. Indian Journal of Biotechnology. 13:195-202. 

2.   Vaid RK, Shanmugasundaram K, Boora A, Bera BC, Shukla BN, Anand T, Singha H, Riyesh T, Virmani N, Barua S, Ahir VB, Koringa PG, Sajnani MR, Bhat VD, Rana N, Singh, KP, Malik P, Singh RK, Joshi CG. (2014). Draft genome sequence of Pasteurella multocida subsp. multocida B:2 strain VTCCBAA264 isolated from Bubalus bubalis in North India. Genome Announc. 2(4):e00755-14. doi:10.1128/genomeA.00755-14. 

 3.    Thachamvally Riyesh, Shanmugasundaram Karuppusamy, Bidhan C. Bera, Sanjay Barua, Nitin Virmani, Sarita Yadav, Rajesh K. Vaid, Taruna Anand, Manish Bansal, Praveen Malik, Inderjeet Pahuja and Raj K. Singh. Laboratory acquired Buffalopox Virus Infection, India. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 20(2): 325-327.  

 4.    Kumar D, Talluri TR, Anand T and Kues WA (2014). Induced pluripotent stem cells: mechanisms, achievements and future perspectives     in farm animals. World J Stem Cells (accepted).

 5.    T Anand, B C Bera, Riyesh T, R K Vaid, S Barua, Nitin Virmani, Praveen Malik, D Kumar, P S Yadav and R K Singh. (2013).                               Cytopathogenicity of buffalopox and camelpox virus in buffalo fibroblast cells. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences. 83 (12): 14-00.

 6.    Singh MK, Singh KP, Kumar D, Shah RA, Anand T, Chauhan MS, Manik RS, Singhla SK and Palta P (2013). Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) ES cell-like cells are capable of in vitro skeletal myogenic differentiation. Reprod Dom. Ani. 48: 284-291.

 7.    Pawan Kumar, Baldev R. Gulati, Aman Deep, Rajesh Kumar, Niharika Mohanty, Taruna Anand and P.S. Yadav. (2013). Gross anatomy, Histomorphology and histochemistry of equine umbilical cord. Indian Journal of Veterinary Anatomy. 23(2):65-68.

 8.    Bera BC, Virmani N, Shanmugasundaram K, Vaid RK, Singh BK, Gulati BR, Anand T, Barua S, Malik P, Singh RK. (2013). Genetic Analysis of the Neuraminidase (NA) Gene of Equine Influenza Virus (H3N8) from Epizootic of 2008-2009 in India. Indian J Virol. 24(2):256-64.  

9.     Kumar D, Anand T, Shah RA, Singh MK, Chauhan MS and Manik RS (2012). Expression patterns of OCT-4 and NANOG genes in buffalo (bubalus bubalis) embryos produced by in vitro fertilization or parthenogenetic activation. Indian J Animal Sciences. 82 (8): 834-837.

10.   Kumar D, Anand T, Singh KP, Shah RA, Singh MK, Chauhan MS, Palta P, Singla SK and Manik RS (2012). Generation of buffalo embryonic stem cell-like cells from in vitro produced day 8 hatched and day 9 expanded blastocysts. Indian J Animal Sciences. 82 (8): 838-843.

11.   Kumar D and Anand T (2012). In vitro embryo production in buffalo: basic concepts. J Buffalo Sci, 1 (1): 50-54. DOI: http//dx.doi.org/10.6000/1927-520X.2012.01.01.09.

12.   Bera BCh, Shanmugasundaram KBarua SAnand TRiyesh TVaid RKVirmani NBansal MShukla BNMalik PSingh RK. (2012). Sequence and phylogenetic analysis of host-range (E3L, K3L, and C7L) and structural protein (B5R) genes of buffalopox virus isolates from buffalo, cattle, and human in India. Virus Genes. 45(3):488-98.

13.   Vaid R. K., K. Shanamugasundaram, A.Boora, T. Riyesh, B. C. Bera, B. N. Shukla, Anand T, N. Virmani, S. Barua, N. Rana, K. P. Singh, P. Malik and R. K. Singh. (2012). Sporadic outbreak of Haemorrhagic Septicaemia in buffalo calves in an organized farm. Veterinary Practitioner 13(2):326-329.

14.   Kumar D, Anand T, Singh KP, Singh MK, Shah RA, Chauhan MS, Singla SK Palta P, and Manik RS (2011). Derivation of buffalo embryonic stem-like cells from in vitro-produced blastocysts on homologous and heterologous feeder cells. J Assisted Reprod Gen, 28: 679-688. DOI: 10.1007/s10815-011-9572-2.

15.   Anand T, Kumar D, Singh MK, Shah RA, Chauhan MS, Manik RS, Singla SK and Palta P. (2011). Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) embryonic stem cell-like cells and preimplantation embryos exhibit comparable expression of pluripotency-related antigens.  Reprod Dom. Ani. 46 (1):50-58.

16.   Kumar D, Anand T, Yadav P S and Sethi R K (2011). Clinical and therapeutic application of stem cells in domestic animals. Indian J. Comp. Microbiol. Immunol. Infect. Dis. 32 (1&2): 1-5.

17    Anand T and Kumar D (2011). Potential implications of stem cells in farm animals. Livestock International, Oct-Dec: 15-16.

18    Anand T, Kumar D, Chauhan MS, manik RS and Palta P. (2008). Cysteamine supplimentation of in vitro maturation and / or culture media promote in vitro development of buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) embryos. Reprod. Ferti. Dev., 20:253-257.