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Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University

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College of Dairy Science & Technology

Faculty Detail

Dr. R S Sethi

Designation: Dean, CODST and Additional Director of Research
Contact Address:College of Animal Biotechnology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana-141004
Telephone :
Mobile: 9872309908,

Academic Credentials

  • B.V.Sc & A.H
  • M.V.Sc
  • Ph.D

Teaching and Other Appointments

  • Presently engaged in under graduate and post graduate teaching in College of Animal Biotechnology. 

Other Appointments

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada.

Area of Research Interests

  • Airway hyper-responsiveness, inflammation and immune modulations  following exposure to environmental pollutants/pesticides in a mouse model.
  • Characterization of single cell transcriptome(s) and proteomes of immune cells during host pathogen interplay.

Ongoing Projects


Name/ No of Project/ Scheme

Funding Agency


From   To

Total Funding

Scientists involved

(PI/ Co-PI)


Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) on Genome editing for food security and environment sustainability (GEFSES) in collaboration with University of McGill Canada and University of Calgary Canada

Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada


$ 16,50,000

Program Coordinator


Twin the Veterinary Programs at GADVASU and University of Calgary, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine: Forging competency-based curriculum for better veterinary services in India

The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), Paris



EUR 75960



Characterization and ultra-structural details of endotoxin induced laminitis in buffalo calf model

UGC, New Delhi

July 2011 to March 2015

Rs 10.41 lacs



Effect of Single and Multiple Exposures to Poultry Farm Air on Pulmonary Defense of poultry workers-A Murine Model

ICMR, New Delhi

Nov 2012 to Oct 2015

Rs 18.16 lac




Parentage determination and cytogenetic profiling in dogs. “DBT-GADVASU Canine Research Centre and Network.” DBT-19

DBT, New Delhi


Rs 39.7 lacs



Identification of tag-SNPs associated with New Castle disease susceptibility/ resistance in commercial broiler vis-à-vis Aseel Chicken of Punjab


RKVY, Govt of India




Environmental pollutant and zoonotic pathogens in Punjab and their impact on animal and human health


International partnership fund programme; GADVASU and Univ of Saskatchewan, Canada

April, 2010 to March 2013

$ 1,50,000





Xanthosine treatment: A novel strategy to increase milk production & mammary stem cells

DBT, New Delhi



Rs 59 lacs



Studies on production disorders vis a vis neutrophil dynamics in buffalo

RKVY, Govt of India


Rs 20 lacs



Genetic profiling of Sahiwal and Holstein Friesian crossbred cattle for genes impacting stress tolerance and climate change

RKVY, Govt of India





Therapeutic application of adult mesenchymal stem cells for bone and tissue regeneration in farm and companion animals

RKVY, Govt of India




Research Honour’s /Awards

  • Appreciation award for establishment of Covid Testing Lab at GADVASU-2022
  • Best Teacher Award, GADVASU- 2018-19  
  • Visiting Scientist in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada; May-June 2010, Aug-Sept 2014
  • Short Term Visiting Fellowship, American Association of Anatomists, USA, 2014.
  • Fellow of Indian Association of Veterinary Anatomists, 2011.
  • Best Poster/Oral Awards: 26.
  • International Travel support fund from Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, 2013, 2018.
  • K L Suri Award and Gold medal, 2011.
  • Dr K S Roy Award and Medal, 2009, 2010 
  • Dr C Vijayragavan Memorial Silver Jubilee Medal for Avian Anatomy, 2008.
  • Dr G Rajeshwar Rao Memorial Award and Gold Medal for Applied Anatomy, 2006.

No. of Publications

Research: 117Extension: 13     
Books/Compendium: 04      
Manuals: 10


  • Pandher U, Kirychuk S, Schneberger D, Thompson B, Aulakh G, Sethi RS, Singh B. 2022. Lung inflammation from repeated exposure to LPS and Glyphosate. Cell and Tissue Research 386: 637–648 (IF 5.249)
  • Holeyappa SA, Kaur A, Bansal N, Ansal MD, Patil JG, Thammegowda NB, Kaur V, Sethi RS. 2022. Biomarker assisted assessment of aquatic health using the cosmopolitan common carp, Cyprinus carpio (L): A case study of Bisphenol-A exposures. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 29, 14206-16 (IF 4.223)
  • Bal SS, Leishangthem GD, Sethi RS and Singh A. 2022. P-coumaric acid ameliorates fipronil induced liver injury in mice through attenuation of structural changes, oxidative stress and inflammation. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 180: 104997 (IF 3.96)
  • Pandher U, Kirychuk S, Schneberger D, Thompson B, Aulakh G, Sethi RS, Singh B. 2021. Pulmonary Inflammatory Response from co-exposure to LPS and Glyphosate. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology (IF 4.86)
  • Singh S, Hundal JS, Patra A, Sethi RS and Sharma A. 2021. A composite polyphenol-rich extract improved growth performance, ruminal fermentation, and immunity, while decreasing methanogenesis and excretion of nitrogen and phosphorus in growing buffaloes. Environmental Science and Pollution Research doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-17674-1. (IF 4.223)
  • Kaur G, Ramneek, Mukhopadhyay CS and Sethi RS. 2021. Elevated pulmonary levels of Axin2 in mice exposed to herbicide 2,4-D and endotoxin. Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology (IF 3.642)
  • Pandit AA, Gandham RK, Mukhopadhyay CS, Verma R and Sethi RS. 2019. Transcriptome analysis reveals the role of the PCP pathway in fipronil and endotoxin-induced lung damage. Respiratory Research 20:24 (IF 5.63)
  • Verma G, Mukhopadhyay CS, Verma R, Singh B and Sethi RS. 2019. Long-term exposures to ethion and endotoxin cause lung inflammation and induce genotoxicity in mice. Cell and Tissue Research  375 (2): 493-505 doi: 10.1007/s00441-018-2912-0 (IF 5.249)
  • Sethi RS, Schneberger D, Charavarymath C and Singh B. 2017. Pulmonary innate inflammatory responses to occupational contaminants of farming. Cell and Tissue Research 367 (3): 627-42 doi:10.1007/s00441-017-2573-4 (IF 5.249) 

  • Sethi R S. 2019. Figure contributions to the Avian Anatomy chapter. In Dyce, Sack and Wensings Textbook of Veterinary Anatomy, 5th edition; Editor Baljit Singh.  ISBN: 9780323442596
  • Sethi RS, Panwar H, Chandra M, Dubey PP, Mukhopadhyay CS, and Malik YS (Eds). 2021. Emerging focus on immunology in augmenting animal & human health. International e-Symposium, PP. 60
  • Ramneek, Sethi RS, Chaudhary RK, Mukhopadhyay CS (Eds). 2017. Recent approaches in Animal Disease diagnostics and Vaccinology. ICAR sponsored winter school, Ludhiana; ISBN: 978-81- 933-81038.
  • Sethi RS, Kaur G, Malik YS and Chauhan RS 2021 (Eds). Cowpathy and Human Health. National Webinar of Society for Immunology and Immunopathology, Pantnagar. pp. 54.