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Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University

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College of Animal Biotechnology

Faculty Detail

Dr. Vishal Sharma

Designation: Assistant Professor
Contact Address:Department of Animal Biotechnology, College of Animal Biotechnology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana-141004
Telephone :
Mobile: +91-9729585717

Academic Credentials

  • B.V.Sc. & AH (SKUAST-J, Jammu)
  • M.V.Sc. (Animal Biotechnology, LUVAS, Hisar)
  • Ph.D. (Animal Biotechnology, ICAR-NDRI, Karnal)
  • SERB National Post-Doctoral Fellowship (ICAR-NBAGR, Karnal)

Teaching and Other Appointments

  • Area of Specialization: Animal Reproduction and Stem cell Biotechnology.

Other Appointments

  • Research Associate (01/01/2018 to 31/03/2019)
  • SERB-National Post-Doctoral Fellow (30/05/2019 to 29/11/2021)

Area of Research Interests

  • Exploring the therapeutic potential of stem cells (Germ stem cells and Mesenchymal stem cells) in mouse models for applications in livestock
  • Improving the reproductive performance of Buffaloes using assisted reproduction techniques

Ongoing Projects

Sr. No.


Funding Agency



Elucidating Male and Female specific Factors Associated with T-regulatory cells vis a vis Fertility in Buffalo



Research Honour’s /Awards

  • CSIR-JRF which was upgraded to CSIR-SRF after 2 years
  • NDRI- Institutional Fellowship
  • DBT fellowship during masters
  • Certificate of competence in  “Handling and Care of Laboratory Animals”  by JNU, New Delhi

No. of Publications

Research: 18Extension: Nil     
Books/ Book Chapters: 06      
Manuals: 04


  • Verma P, Sharma A, Sodhi M, Tiwari M, Prince V, Kataria RS, Niranjan SK, Bharti VK, Dabbas PB, Lathwal SS, Sharma V, Masharing N, Mukesh M. 2022. Identification of internal reference genes in PBMCs of cattle populations adapted to hot arid normoxia and cold arid hypoxia environments. Frontier in Genetics. (IF: 4.599)
  • Saini S, Sharma V, Ansari S, Kumar A, Thakur A, Malik H, Kumar S, Malakar D. 2022. Folate supplementation during oocyte maturation positively impacts the folate-methionine metabolism in pre-implantation embryos. Theriogenology. 182:63-70.     (IF: 2.740)
  • Saini S, Ansari S, Sharma V, Saugandhika S, Kumar S, Malakar D. 2022. Folate Receptor-1 is vital for developmental competence of goat embryos. Reproduction in Domestic Animals. (IF: 2.005)
  • Yata VK, Gangwar DK, Sharma V, Dubey SK, Yadav SK, Choudhary S, Kumar S, Mohanty TK, Mohanty AK. 2020. Semen analysis and sperm characteristics of Karan Fries (cross breed) cattle. Animal Reproduction Science. 212. (IF: 2.145)
  • Sharma V, Saini S, Aneja B, Kumar A, Thakur A, Bajwa KK, Kumar S, Mohanty AK, Malakar D. Increasing GfrA1-positive spermatogonial stem cell population of goat. 2017. Reproduction, Fertility and Development. 30(1):230. (IF:2.31)
  • Bajwa KK, Sharma V, Saini S, Kumar A, Thakur A, De S, Kumar S, Malakar D. 2017. Xenogeneic and Allogeneic Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplantation for Treatment of Tibial Bone Fracture in Mice. Reproduction, Fertility and Development. 30(1):229. (IF: 2.31)
  • Saugandhika S, Sharma V, Malik H, Mohapatra SK, Bondre VP, Kumar S, Mohanty AK, Malakar D. 2016. Molecular characterization of IFN-T expressed in buffalo embryonic trophoblasts and expression of recombinant BuIFN-T1a2 and BuIFN-T8 isoforms in E. coli. Protein Expression and Purification 122:8-14. (IF: 1.65)
  • Saugandhika S, Sharma V, Malik H, Saini S, Bag S, Kumar S, Singh NK, Mohanty AK, Malakar D. 2015. Expression and Purification of buffalo intereferon-tau and efficacy of recombinant buffalo interferon-tau for in vitro embryo development. Cytokine. 75(1):186-96. doi: 10.1016/j.cyto.2015.03.012. (IF: 3.861)
  • Ghai S, Saini S, Ansari S,VermaV, Chopra S, Sharma V, Devi P, Malakar D. 2022. Allogenic umbilical cord blood-mesenchymal stem cells are more effective than antibiotics in alleviating subclinical mastitis in dairy cows. Theriogenology. (IF: 2.740)

Book Chapters

  • Sodhi M, Mukesh M, Sharma V, R.S. Kataria RS, Sobti RC. 2022. Harnessing potential of A2 milk in India: an overview. In: Advances in Animal Experimentation and Modeling. RC Sobti. Academic Press, Elsevier. Ch 30, pp 379-392. (ISBN: 9780323905831).
  • Sharma V, Aneja B, Yata VK, Malakar D, Mohanty AK. 2020. Systemic Nanotoxicity and Its Assessment in Animal Models. In: Yata V, Ranjan S, Dasgupta N, Lichtfouse E. (eds) Nanopharmaceuticals: Principles and Applications Vol. 3. Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World, vol 48. Springer, Cham.
  • Malakar D, Malik HN, Kumar D, Saini S, Sharma V, Fatima S, Bajwa KK, Kumar S. 2020. Stem cells: A potential regenerative medicine for the treatment of diseases. In: Advances in Animal Genomics. Eds: Mondal S, Singh RL. Academic Press, Elsevier, London, UK. Ch 3, pp 33-48. [ISBN: 978-0-12-820595-2].
  • Sharma V, Aneja B. Advances in Animal Health and Welfare. 2018. Cattle Health Concerns in India. Ch.12. Agrobios (India) pp 155-172 (ISBN: 978-81-934673-9-8).
  • Aneja B, Sharma V, Yadav NR, Yadav RC. Transcriptomic Analysis for Abiotic Stress Resistance for Crop Plants. 2018. Crop Improvement for Sustainability. Ch. 26. Daya Publishing House. pp 499-514 [ISBN: 978-93-5124-942-9 (HB)].
  • Sharma V, Thakur A, Kumar A, Shama B, Aneja B, Saini S, Malakar D. Conservation of germplasm and stem cells in livestock and their applications in future. 2017. In situ conservation of Indigenous livestock and poultry breeds. Ch. 21 pp 159-71. (ISBN: 978-93-83537-37-2).