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Department of Veterinary Public Health & Epidemiology

Dr. Deepak Kumar

DESIGNATION:Assistant Professor
SPECIALISATION:Antimicrobial resistance in foodborne pathogens, Meat Speciation
CONTACT NO.:7618382798

Research areas/Areas of Interest

  • Foodborne pathogens and zoonotic disease
  • Preharvest food safety
  • Antimicrobial Resistance in foodborne pathogens
  • Methicillin resistance Staphylococcus

  • Selected Research Publications

    1. KE Kniel, Deepak Kumar, S Thakur. 2018. Understanding the Complexities of Food Safety Using a" One Health" Approach. Microbiology spectrum 6 (1)

    2. Deepak Kumar, S Thakur. 2018. Molecular Tools To Study Preharvest Food Safety Challenges. Microbiology spectrum 6 (1)

    3. Deepak Kumar, Suchawan Pornsukarom, G.K.Sivaraman, Siddhartha Thakur. 2017. Environmental dissemination of Multidrug Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus sciuri (MDR-MRSS) after application of manure from commercial swine production systems. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease(In print).

    4. Nagappa Karabasanavar, Girish, P. S., Deepak Kumar, S. P. Singh. 2017. Detection of beef adulteration by mitochondrial D-loop based species-specific polymerase chain reaction. International Journal of Food Properties(In print).

    5. Nagappa S. Karabasanavar, S. P. Singh, Deepak Kumar, Sunil N. Shebannavar. 2014. Detection of pork adulteration by highly-specific PCR assay of mitochondrial D-loop. FoodChemistry. 145 (15): 530–534.

    6. Deepak Kumar, S.P.Singh, Nagappa S. Karabasanavar, Rashmi Singh, Umapathi V., 2014. A novel PCR-RFLP assay for identification of meats of different food animals. Journal of Food Science and Technology. 51(11):3458–3463.

    Other Information

    1. Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) to pursue PhD at College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota.
    2. Received Indo-US Public Health Research Fellowship-2013 from Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) to work as a “Visiting Scientist” at College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University (NCSU), USA during October 2013-April 2014.
    3. Participated in International Agriculture and Rural Development Program (IARD) at Cornell University, USA during August 2008 - March 2009.
    4. Received “Young scientist Award” in 4th Uttarakhand State Science & technology Congress (USSTC) at G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, India during 10-12 November, 2009.
    5. Reviewer responsibilities
      • • International Journal of Food Science and Technology
      • • International Journal of Food Properties
      • • Tropical Animal Health and Production
      • • Food Analytical Methods
      • • Journal of Food Science and Technology
      • • Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources

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