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Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University

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Faculty Detail

Dr. Harsh Panwar

Designation: Assistant Professor
Contact Address:Department of Dairy Microbiology, College of Dairy and Food Science Technology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab 141004
Telephone : 0161-2553308
Mobile: 9501260540

Academic Credentials

  • B.Sc Life Sciences
  • M.Sc Microbiology
  • Ph.D Dairy Microbiology

Teaching and Other Appointments

  • Dairy Microbiology

Area of Research Interests

  • Pathogen detection, Probiotics, Bioactive peptides 

Ongoing Projects

  • Designer Food for Management of Type-2 Diabetes: Targeting Gut Hormone Modulatory Potential of Probiotics funded by DST Duration: 2017-2021                     
  • Objective 1: Selection of LAB strains having inherent gut hormones/enzymes modulatory potentials;                                                           
  • Objective 2: Enhancement of viability of the shortlisted strains through encapsulation and assessment of gut hormones/enzymes modulatory potentials;                            
  • Objective 3: Product development and assessment for gut hormones/enzymes modulatory potential under in vitro and in vivo conditions;                                                               
  • Objective 4: Metagenomic profiling of gut microbiota in T2D induced treatment groups (in vivo) and control;                                                 
  • Objective 5: Shelf life study, packaging and economic analysis of the developed product.

Research Honour’s /Awards

  • Best Teacher Award 2023, College of Dairy and Food Science Technology
  • Best Researcher Award 2023, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University 
  • Associate Fellow – National Academy of Dairy Sciences (India) 
  • Best Teacher Award 2019, College of Dairy and Food Science Technology
  • GOLD Fellowship 2019, University of South Australia, Australia  
  • AMI Young Scientist Award 2019 
  • RS Rana Memorial Award 2019 
  • Best Researcher Award 2018, College of Dairy and Food Science Technology
  • DST INSPIRE Fellow 
  • Gold Medal 


  • Mitigation of Antimicrobial Resistance Volume 2 , Natural and Synthetic Approaches (2021). Editors: Harsh Panwar, Chetan Sharma, Eric Lichtfouse. Springer Nature 978-3-030-58258-6, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-58259-3
  • Book on  Mitigation of Antimicrobial Resistance Volume 1Tools and Targets (2020)Editors: Harsh Panwar, Chetan Sharma, Eric Lichtfouse, Springer Nature, 978-3-030-53023-5, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-53024-2                                   
  • Niharika Singh, Ravinder Kaur, Brij Pal Singh, Namita Rokana, Gunjan Goel, Anil Kumar Puniya, Harsh Panwar: Impairment of Cronobacter sakazakii and Listeria monocytogenes biofilms by cell free preparations of lactobacilli of goat milk origin. Folia Microbiologica 05/2019;, DOI:10.1007/s12223-019-00721-3
  • Namita Rokana, Brij Pal Singh, Nishchal Thakur, Chetan Sharma, Rohini Devidas Gulhane, Harsh Panwar: Screening of cell surface properties of potential probiotic lactobacilli isolated from human milk. J Dairy Res 07/2018; 85(3):1-8., DOI:10.1017/S0022029918000432
  • Abderrahmen Merghni, Emira Noumi, Ons Hadded, Neyla Dridi, Harsh Panwar, Ozgur Ceylan, Maha Mastouri, Mejdi Snoussi: Assessment of the antibiofilm and antiquorum sensing activities of Eucalyptus globulus essential oil and its main component 1,8-cineole against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains. Microbial Pathogenesis 03/2018; 118., DOI:10.1016/j.micpath.2018.03.006
  • Niharika Singh, Chetan Sharma, Rohini Devidas Gulhane, Namita Rokana, Brij Pal Singh, Anil Kumar Puniya, Sampan Attri, Gunjan Goel, Harsh Panwar: Inhibitory effects of lactobacilli of goat milk origin against growth and biofilm formation by pathogens: An in vitro study. Food Bioscience 02/2018; 22., DOI:10.1016/j.fbio.2018.02.001
  • Chetan Sharma, Namita Rokana, Mudit Chandra, Brij Pal Singh, Rohini Devidas Gulhane, Jatinder Paul Singh Gill, Pallab Ray, Anil Kumar Puniya, Harsh Panwar: Antimicrobial Resistance: Its Surveillance, Impact and Alternative Management Strategies in Dairy Animals. Frontiers in Veterinary Sciences 01/2018; 4., DOI:10.3389/fvets.2017.00237
  • Chetan Sharma, Romika Dhiman, Namita Rokana, Harsh Panwar: Nanotechnology: An Untapped Resource for Food Packaging. Frontiers in Microbiology 09/2017; 8., DOI:10.3389/fmicb.2017.01735
  • Fouad M. F. Elshaghabee, Namita Rokana, Rohini D. Gulhane, Chetan Sharma, Harsh Panwar: Bacillus As Potential Probiotics: Status, Concerns, and Future Perspectives. Frontiers in Microbiology 08/2017; 8., DOI:10.3389/fmicb.2017.01490
  • Chetan Sharma, Sachin Gulati, Nishchal Thakur, Brij Pal Singh, Sanjolly Gupta, Simranpreet Kaur, Santosh Kumar Mishra, Anil Kumar Puniya, Jatinder Pal Singh Gill, Harsh Panwar: Antibiotic sensitivity pattern of indigenous lactobacilli isolated from curd and human milk samples. 3 Biotech 05/2017; 7(1)., DOI:10.1007/s13205-017-0682-0