College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences , Pookode


DEPARTMENT: Veterinary Biochemistry

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Dr. Lijo John Dr. Lijo John
Designation: - Assistant Professor
Address: - Department of Veterinary Biochemistry, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookode, Wayanad-673576
Mobile No: - 9446626554
Email ID: - lijo@kvasu.ac.in

Educational Qualifications

BVSc & AH (College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, KAU)

MVSc in Veterinary Biochemistry (College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, KVASU

Ph.D. in Animal Biochemistry (Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly, U.P.)

Area of Research

Clinical Biochemistry, Immunology, Molecular Biology

Work Experience

1. Teaching assistant at AICRP Poultry farm, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, 2008-2009 (One Year)

2. Contract teacher at Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bengaluru, 2011-2012 (One Year)

3. Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookode, 2015 onwards




Prof. P.K. Pani award for the Best research paper in the field of poultry genetics, IPSACON, CARI, Izatnagar, 2013.

Best paper award, SVBBI second annual conference and national symposium, Bengaluru, 2017.


  1. Nagaraj V., John L., Bharatiraja S., Dechamma H. J. and Reddy G.R. 2017. Adjuvantation of inactivated Foot and Mouth Disease Virus vaccine with IL-15 expressing plasmid improves the immune response in Guinea Pigs, Biologicals, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biologicals.2017.07.005
  2. Dhaka, P., Singh Malik, S. S., Yadav, J.P., Kumar, M., Vergis, J., Sahu, R., John, L., Barbuddhe, S. B.,  Rawool, D. B., 2017.  Seroscreening of lactating cattle for coxiellosis by trans-pcr and commercial elisa in kerala, india.  Journal of Experimental Biology and Agricultural Sciences, June - 2017; Volume – 5(3).  http://dx.doi.org/10.18006/2017.5(3).377.383
  3. Barathiraja, S., N. Vijay, Brijesh Kumar, Lijo john, V. Umapthi, M. Sedhumadhavan and Reddy, G.R. 2017. Lymphocyte Activation by IL28B Protein in Mice. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(5): xx-xx. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.0xx
  4. John L., Nagaraj V., Dechamma H.J. and Reddy G.R. 2016. Expression of biologically active bovine interleukin 7 and evaluating the activity in vitro. Veterinary World 9(2); 160-165.
  5. Nagaraj V., John L., Dechamma H.J., Bhanuprakash V., Suresh B., Ganesh K. and Reddy G.R. 2015. Expression of bovine interleukin 15 and evaluation of its biological activity in vitro. Veterinary World 8(3):295-300.
  6. Panicker, V.P., Uma, R. and John L. 2015. Cloning and sequence analysis of exon 5 to exon 6 region of Tapasin Gene in exotic and indigenous chicken breeds. Indian Journal of Poultry Science, 50(1): 9-12.
  7. John, L., Panicker, V.P. and George, S.A. 2012. Polymorphism analysis of Hsp70 gene in chicken and duck. Indian Journal of Poultry Science, 47(2): 129-135.



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