Dr. Yashpal Singh MalikDean
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
PostDoc. in Molecular Biology from University of Minnesota, USA
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Dr. Yashpal Singh Malik, presently working as “ICAR National Fellow” at the premier Veterinary Institute of the country-Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar, India. His major research achievements include contributions in viral disease epidemiology, virus-host interactions, microbial biodiversity, characterization, and diagnosis. Currently, he is working on the development of new generation immunodiagnostics using synthetic and recombinant DNA technology. He acquired advanced training in Molecular Virology from University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, USA and Division of Virology, Ontario Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is a recipient of several prestigious National, State and Academy awards/ honors including ICAR Jawaharlal Nehru Award (2001); Young Scientist Award of the Association of Microbiologists of India (2000), Uttarakhand Council of Science and Technology (2010). He is the active member of noted scientific and professional societies of international and national repute. He has been bestowed with several honors in the form of distinguished Associateships/ Membership viz. Associateship of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (2010), Membership-National Academy of Veterinary Sciences (2010); CSIR- Senior Research Fellowship (1997-2000), ICAR- Junior Research Fellowship (1995-1997); Academic Merit Scholarship in bachelor’s degree (1990-1995). He is elected Fellow of the Indian Virological Society, Indian Association of Veterinary Public Health Specialists, Indian Society for Veterinary Immunology and Biotechnology, and National Academy of Biological Sciences. He is a member International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) on the Birnaviridae and Picobirnaviridae study group. Over the years, he has developed several technologies and diagnostic kits and also has filed two National patents. He has authored 5 books and contributed 17 book chapters. He has published 181 scientific research articles, Popular/Technical Articles/Reviews in peer-reviewed National/ International journals of high impact factor. Dr. Malik has been the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Immunology Immunopathology and has edited special issues of Springer’s journal VirusDisease on “Enteric Viral infections in Humans and Animals”, Bentham’s journal, The Open Virology Journal, special issue on “Emerging and Zoonotic Virus Challenges of Developing Nations”, “Therapeutic Advances and their Biomedical Perspectives” a special issue for Journal of Current Drug Metabolism, and “Biomedical perspectives of advances in disease diagnosis and therapeutics (BPADDT)” a special issue edited for Journal of Experimental Biology and Agricultural Sciences.