Ravindra N. Sharma, BVSc & AH, MVSc, PhD

Ravindra N. Sharma, BVSc & AH, MVSc, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Avian Diseases
Associate Dean Graduate Studies
Email: rsharma@sgu.edu
Website: https://www.sgu.edu
Phone: (473) 444-4175 Ext 3335
Fax: (473) 439-5068


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Ravindra Nath Sharma received all of his professional education from the Agra University in India. He earned BVSc and AH (professional veterinary degree) in 1961, a MSc in Veterinary Pathology in 1965 and a PhD in Veterinary pathology in 1974.

Dr. Sharma has been engaged in teaching, disease diagnosis and research since May 1965 in many different countries in various capacities. He is currently Professor of Pathology and avian diseases and holds the office of the Associate Director, Research. He held the position of the chair of the department of pathobiology from 2002 to 2011 and the position of Associate Director of research from 2005 to June 2017. Part of his teaching experience included supervision of post graduate students (5 doctoral and 10 MSc degree).

In 175, Dr. Sharma received the national, “Jawahar Lal Nehru award” for outstanding research contribution in the field of veterinary pathology in India. In 2008, he was recipient of  “Pfizer Award for Research Excellence “ for outstanding achievement and dedication in the field of Veterinary Medicine at the St. George’s University.

Areas of Interest
Zoonotic Diseases, Infectious Diseases, Pathology of Diseases in various species of animals, Community Outreach Programs
Associate member of American Association of Avian Pathologists since 1994
Founder of “Alumni Association” of Indian Veterinary Research Institute. I was responsible to run the activities of the Alumni Association from 1967 to 1976, the year I left for abroad. , Founding member of the “Indian Association of Veterinary pathologists (1972) and the “Indian Journal of Veterinary Pathologists.” (1975)., Member of Editorial Board of “Zambia Journal of Veterinary Science and Technology,” University of Zambia (1997-1998), Life member of the Indian Association for the advancement of Veterinary Research., Member on editorial board, Journal of animal research (INDIA), Member on editorial board of West indies veterinary medicine journal (TRINIDAD), Member on editorial board of Indian Journal Veterinary Pathology (INDIA), Member of editorial board of Veterinary Medicine Open Journal (USA), Member of the editorial board of Int Journal of tropical disease and health (India, USA, UK)
Selected Publications

D. S. Arathy, D. N. Tripathy, G. P. Sabarinath, M. I. Bhaiyat, A. Chikweto, V. Matthew, R. N. Sharma. Preliminary molecular characterization of a fowl poxvirus isolate in Grenada. Avian Diseases 54: 1081-1085, 2010.

Ravindra N. Sharma, Gabriel Ordas, Keshaw Tiwari, Alfred Chikweto, Muhammad Iqbal Bhaiyat, Claude DeAllie, Tara Paterson. (2014) Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in stray and owned dogs of Grenada, West Indies. Vet World Vol 7: 661-664.

Ravindra N. Sharma, Keshaw P. Tiwari, Alfred Chikweto, Derek Thomas, Claude De Allie, Graeme Stratton and Muhammad Iqbal Bhaiyat (2014) Seroprevalcnce of five important viral diseases in commercial chickens in Grenada, West Indies. Int J. Poult Sci. 13(5): 299-303.

Sharma RN, Tiwari K, Matthew Belmar V, Kumar S, Goyal SM, Hariharan H. 2015 Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of Campylobacter species isolated from backyard chickens in Grenada. British Microbial Res J 11(4):1-8.

Ravindra Sharma, Romane Dufayet, Thomas Maufras, Kathryn O’Connell and Keshaw Tiwari. (2017). Seroprevalence of antibodies to Astrovirus in chickens in Grenada, West Indies. Veterinary World, 10(6): 636-639.

Selected Projects

Sharma, RN. Organized and Established Diagnostic and Consultancy Services to Poultry farmers in the Republic of Zambia as an Expert for Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation (CFTC).

Sharma, RN. Diagnosed Marek’s Disease for the First Time in India (1971) and Development of the diagnostic reagents and procedures for the same (1973-74). This Achievement was commended by the National Research Award.

Sharma, RN. Diagnosed Infectious Bursal Disease for the First Time in Zambia (1978) and studied epidemiology of Newcastle disease (1982-84). Based on the findings vaccination policy for these two major diseases of poultry was formulated in Zambia.

Sharma, RN. Isolated many Salmonella Serotypes from Livestock and Poultry - for the first time in the Rep. of Zambia and formulated control measures for the same. Work on breeding flocks and hatcheries made Zambia free of fowl typhoid.

Sharma, RN. Seroprevalence of Toxoplasmosis, leptospirosis and Hanta virus (zoonotic agents) in chickens and rats in Grenada. This is the first report of identification of zoonotic pathogens in rats and chickens in Grenada.