Designation: Professor Contact Address: Department of Veterinary Microbiology, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana 141004 Telephone : 0161 2414033 Mobile: +91-9417147813(R) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
BVSc & AH
Diploma in French Language
Teaching and Other Appointments
Professor cum Head, Vety Microbiology,GADVASU
Counsellor(S&T), Embassy of India, Moscow, Russia
Area of Research Interests
Application of bacteriophages in diagnosis, therapy and vaccine development for bacterial diseases.
Year of Start
Identification of target molecule on B cells which binds Infectious Bursal Diseases (IBD) virus and its regulation for immunoprophylaxis of IBD in chicken (DBT)
Development of a DIVA assay for Hemorrhagic Septicemia
Research Honour’s /Awards
Member of Expert Panel on Vaccines of European Society for Translational Medicine and Immunology Advisory Board and Editorial Board of WebMedCentral, UK
Editor of Frontiers in Immunology and Journal of Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology Research. Served on Steering Committee of Science Advisory Board, USA
President and Fellow of Indian Society for Veterinary Immunology & Biotechnology
Obtained US, Chinese and South African patents
Fellow of World Innovation Foundation and National Academy of Veterinary Sciences, India
Winner of FM Burnet Award Gold Medal, Scientist Award Gold Medal, Mid-Career Scientist Award Gold Medal and Young Scientist Award Gold Medal of ISVIB
ISHEER Award Silver Medal of the Ind. Soc. for Hlth. Edu. Env. & Res
National Excellence Award of Life Sciences Foundation, India
Rana Memorial Award of the Assoc. of Microbiologists of India
RRK Shukla Award of Indian Assoc. Advanc. Vet. Res
Distinguished Veterinarian Award of the Vets Club, Ludhiana
Students Presently Working
No. of Publications
H M Saxena (2015) Bioinformatic analysis of host pathogen interaction in infectious bursal disease of chickens. European Journal of Biology and Medical Science Research 3(5): 45-50.
L Jain, M Rawat, A Prajapati, AK Tiwari, B Kumar, V. K. Chaturvedi, H. M. Saxena, S Ramakrishnan, J Kumar and P Kerketta (2015) Protective immune-response of aluminium hydroxide gel adjuvanted phage lysate of Brucella abortus S19 in mice against direct virulent challenge with B. abortus 544. Biologicals 43(5): 1-8 (IF 1.408, NAAS rating 7.62).
Chothe, SK & Saxena, H M (2014) Innovative modifications to Rose Bengal plate test enhance its specificity, sensitivity and predictive value in the diagnosis of brucellosis, Journal of Microbiological Methods 97: 25-28 (Impact F 2.161; NAAS rating 8.16).
Chothe S, Saxena HM & Chandra, M (2014) A Simple Innovative Modification to Enhance the Efficacy of the Complement Fixation Test. Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 2 (1S): 13 - 16. Special Issue-1 (Infectious Diseases of Animals and Global Health).
Malik R, Gupta, MP, Sidhu, PK, Filia, G, Saxena, HM & Shafi, TA. (2013) Comparative Evaluation of Indirect Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay, Rose Bengal PlateTest, Microagglutination Test and Polymerase chain reaction for Diagnosis of brucellosis in Buffaloes. Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences 37: (DOI: 10.3906/vet-1201-39) (ISI Impact Factor 0.236; NAAS rating 6.22).
S Pandey, D Chachra, M Chandra & H. M. Saxena (2013) Protein profiling and physico-chemical characterization of an isolated phage against Brucella abortus strain 19. African Journal of Microbiology Research 7(14): 1233-1238 (ISI Impact Factor 0.528; NAAS rating 6.0).
D. Kaur, G. Kaur, M. Chandra, HM Saxena & PN Dwivedi (2012) Development of a peptide based latex agglutination assay for serotype identification of FMD virus. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology 51:124-128 (Impact Factor 1.295; NAAS rating 7.20).
D. Chachra, H. Kaur, M. Chandra & H. M. Saxena (2012) Isolation, electron microscopy and physicochemical characterization of a brucellaphage against Brucella abortus vaccine strain S19. Internet Journal of Microbiology 10(2). DOI: 10.5580/2c47.
H M Saxena, G Kaur & M Chandra (2012) A New Pen Side Diagnostic Kit for Simultaneous Detection of Antibodies to Different Serotypes of Foot and Mouth Disease Virus in Sera. Journal of Virology and Microbiology 2012: 1-10.
H. M. Saxena (2010) A Possible Mechanism of Abrogating Progression of Web Beyond Anti-Idiotypic Antibody and a Non Traditional Pathway of Complement Activation. http://www.webmedcentral.com/article_view/749.
V. Minhas & H. M. Saxena (2008) Detection of a uterine secretory protein unique to uninfected repeat breeder (infertile) cows by SDS – PAGE Internet Journal of Veterinary Medicine 4(2): 1-10.