College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences , Pookode


DEPARTMENT: Veterinary Biochemistry

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Dr. Renjith  Sebastian Dr. Renjith Sebastian
Designation: - Assistant Professor
Address: - Pookode, Wayanad-673576
Mobile No: - 9495626304
Email ID: - renjithbiochem@kvasu.ac.in

Educational Qualifications

  • BVSc & AH (Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur)
  • MVSc in Animal Biochemistry (National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana)
  • Ph.D (Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly, U.P.)

Area of Research

 Clinical Biochemistry, Nutritional Biochemistry, Molecular Immunology

Work Experience

  • Teaching Assistant at University Poultry and Duck Farm, Mannuthy, Thrissur (2012-2013)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Biochemistry, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookode, Wayanad (2015 onwards)


  • ICAR All India Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for Master’s Degree Programme
  • Qualified ICAR All India Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) for Ph.D Programme
  • Qualified CSIR-Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)
  • DST-INSPIRE Fellowship of Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India
  • Merit Certificate for Academic Excellence from NDRI (Deemed University), Karnal, Haryana
  • Best Poster award in Biotechnology Society of India Conference–2012


  • MHRD sponsored Induction Programme for College/University Teachers organized by Department of Education, University of Calicut from 02.05.2018 to 31.05.2018
  • Certificate Course on ‘Molecular Biology Techniques in Virus Research’ at Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Bengaluru Regional Campus from 21.11.2019 to 11.12.2019
  • 21 days CAFT Training Programme on ‘Advanced Bioinformatics Techniques for Mapping and GWAS using NGS data’ at Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute (IASRI), New Delhi from 06.02.2020 to 26.02.2020


 Research Articles

  • Chavan, S. J., Varadan, D., Ravishankar, C., Vazhoor, B., Sebastian, R., Chulliparambil, S. and Prakash, P. (2020). The Effect of Inorganic and Organic Zinc Supplementation on Growth Performance, Mineral Profile and Gene Expression Pattern of GLUT1 in Malabari Kids. Biological Trace Element Research, 1-10.
  • Sebastian, R., Sravanthi, M., Umapathi, V., Krishnaswamy, N., Priyanka, M., Dechamma, H.J., Ganesh, K., Basagoudanavar, S.H., Sanyal, A. and Reddy, G.R. (2020). Foot and mouth disease virus undergoes non-progressive replication in mice peritoneal macrophages and induces M1 polarization. Virus Research, 197906.
  • Sebastian, R., Sravanthi, M., Ganesh, K., Umapathi, V., Narayanan, K., Priyanka, M., Dechamma, H.J., Sanyal, A. and Reddy, G.R. (2020). Differential expression of cytokines and arginine metabolizing enzymes during in vitro maturation of bovine monocyte derived macrophages. Journal of Experimental Biology and Agricultural Sciences. 8(1): 63-70.
  • Kapila, R., Sebastian, R., Varma D, V.P., Sharma, R., Kapasiya, M., Salingati, V., Kapila, S. and Dang, A.K. (2013). Comparison of innate immune activation after prolonged feeding of milk fermented with three species of Lactobacilli. Microbiology and Immunology. 57(11): 778-784.

Review Articles

  • Asaf, V.M., Kumar, A., Rahim, A., Sebastian, R., Mohan, V., Dewangan, P. and Panigrahi, M. (2014). An overview on single nucleotide polymorphism studies in mastitis research. Veterinary World. 7(6): 416-421.

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