Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University
ਗੁਰੂ ਅੰਗਦ ਦੇਵ ਵੈਟਨਰੀ ਐਂਡ ਐਨੀਮਲ ਸਾਇੰਸਜ਼ ਯੂਨੀਵਰਸਿਟੀ

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College of Animal Biotechnology

Faculty Detail

Dr. B.V. Sunil Kumar

Designation: Biochemist (Senior Scale)
Contact Address:Department of Microbial and Environmental Biotechnology, College of Animal Biotechnology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana-141004
Telephone :
Mobile: 9855943164,

Academic Credentials

  • B.V.Sc & A.H. (WBUAFSC, Kolkata, West Bengal)
  • M.V.Sc (Animal Biochemistry; ICAR-IVRI, Izatnagar, U.P)
  • Ph.D. (Animal Biochemistry; ICAR-IVRI, Izatnagar, U.P)

Teaching and Other Appointments

Field of specialization: Animal Biochemistry, Molecular Biology

I Have been teaching Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology to UG and PG students of the College of Animal Biotechnology and Department of Veterinary Physiology & Biochemistry.

Other Appointments

  • Member, Research Review Committee, (College of Animal Biotechnology)
  • Member, Academic Affairs Committee, (College of Animal Biotechnology)
  • Member, Disciplinary Committee, (College of Animal Biotechnology)
  • Member Secretary, Human Resource Management cell (College of Animal Biotechnology)
  • Class In-charge (3rd year B.Tech, Biotechnology)
  • Member, Academic Affairs Committee, (Deptt Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry)

Area of Research Interests

  • My research area of interest is Tumor biology and Genetic Engineering.
  • Major focus is on molecular diagnosis of tumors in dogs by developing recombinant antigen based serological assays.
  • Currently, I am working on development of therapeutic xenogenic DNA vaccines against canine mammary tumors and development of diagnostics against African Swine Fever.

Ongoing Projects

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Funding Agency

Year of Start


Development and evaluation of therapeutic xenogenic DNA vaccines based on canine homologous marker sequences against mammary tumors in mice model (PI).




Modelling of indigenous diagnostics and immuno-potent vaccine candidates to combat African swine fever in India (co-PI).




Development and evaluation of sero-diagnostic assay for timely diagnosis of canine mammary tumors




Studies on expression of heat shock proteins of Brucella spp and their immunological characterization in mice



Research Honour’s /Awards

  • Best oral presentation award (VIBCON, 2019-21)
  • Second best poster award (VIBCON, 2019-21)
  • Young scientist award (co-author; SIIP-2021)
  • Best poster award (co-author; ISBD-2021)
  • Best research paper award (Society of Veterinary Science & Biotechnology, 2015)
  • Young scientist award (ISVIB, 2016)

No. of Publications

Research: 45

Extension: 19

Books/chapters: 4

Manuals: 4


  • Sharma A, Kumar BVS, Dubey, PP and Kashyap N. 2021. Delay in puberty is associated with heat shock protein B1 expression in native cross layer of Punjab under heat stress. Reproduction in Domestic Animals. (IF: 2.005)
  • Minhas P, Kumar BVS and Verma R. 2021. Expression of recombinant DnaK of Brucella abortus and its evaluation as immuno-modulator. Archives of Microbiology (IF: 2.552)
  • Kaur G, Kumar BVS, Singh B and Sethi RS. 2021. Exposures to 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid with or without endotoxin upregulate small cell lung cancer pathway. Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 16:14 (IF: 2.646)
  • Sharma A, Kumar BVS, Dash S, Singh S and Verma R. 2020. Heat shock protein B1 expression is associated with age at sexual maturity in Rhode Island Red and Punjab Red layers under heat stress. International Journal of Biometeorology. (IF: 3.787)
  • Singh PP, Singh S, Kumar BVS, Sethi RS and Verma R. 2020. Serum amyloid A (SAA) mRNA expression in chicken and quails in response to bacterial stress. Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. (IF: 2.268)
  • Saleem A, Singh S, Kumar BVS, Arora JS and Choudhary RK 2019. Analysis of lysyl oxidase as a marker for diagnosis of canine mammary tumors. Molecular Biology Reports (IF: 2.316)
  • Minhas P, Kumar BVS and Verma R 2019. Evaluation of immuno-modulating effect of recombinant heat shock protein 40 of Brucella abortus in mice. 3 Biotech 9: 366 (IF: 2.406)
  • Birdi R, Kumar BVS, Gupta K, Kashyap N and Kumar A. 2019. Circulating level of heat shock protein 27 is elevated in dogs with mammary tumors. 3 Biotech 9:229 (IF: 2.406)
  • Kumar BVS, Bhardwaj R, Mahajan K, Kashyap N, Kumar A and Verma R. 2018. The overexpression of HSP90B1 is associated with tumorigenesis of canine mammary glands. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry 440:23–31 (IF: 3.396)
  • Pandey M, Kumar BVS, Gupta K, Sethi RS, Kumar A, Verma R. 2018. Over-expression of mammaglobin-B in canine mammary tumors. BMC Veterinary Research 14:184-189 (IF: 2.741)
  • Kumar BVS, Singh S and Verma R. 2017. Anticancer potential of dietary vitamin D and ascorbic acid: A review. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition DOI:10.1080/10408398.2015.1064086 (IF: 11.18)