About Director Research
Prof. Ravindra Sharma was born in Bikaner, Rajasthan, in 1957. He was awarded B. V. Sc. & A.H. and M.V. Sc. (Vet. Microbiology) from the University of Udaipur, Rajasthan in 1978 and 1981, respectively. He obtained his doctoral degree from University of Liverpool, UK in 1990. He was awarded prestigious National Scholarship during graduation studies by Govt. of India and Commonwealth Scholarship during PhD by the Association of Commonwealth Universities, UK.
He joined the Department of Veterinary Microbiology, CCSHAU as Assistant Virologist in 1982, selected as Virologist in 1995 and Professor in August 2003. He was selected as Director Research in Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (LUVAS), Hisar in Nov., 2013. His research interests include research on FMD virus, host–virus interaction, and immuno-pathogenesis of bacterial and viral infections. He attended several International trainings and conference and published more than 100 research papers in journals of International and national repute.
Dr. Sharma has made significant research contributions on epidemiology of Foot-and mouth disease (FMD) which causes direct impact on food security and livestock sector. The research work conducted by Dr. Sharma in Haryana and Delhi with particular reference to disease surveillance and sero-surveillance of FMD- Control programme under the aegis of Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Government of India and Indian Council of Agriculture Research have shown commendable success as revealed by reduced incidence of the disease, building up of herd immunity and lowering of virus circulation in the state of Haryana and Delhi. The Regional Research Centre on FMD, LUVAS, Hisar won the best regional research centre award continuously for four consecutive years from 2009-10 to 2012-13 under the leadership of Dr Sharma.
The work on FMD conducted by Dr. Sharma, is an appreciable mile stone for the formulation of strategic planning and roadmap for the control and eradication of this dreaded trans-boundary disease from India.