Dr. Hariharan received a BVSc in Veterinary Medicine from U. of Kerala, India, a DVSM in Veterinary State Medicine & Public Health from U. of Edinburgh, UK, a MSc in Veterinary Bacteriology & Mycology, Epid. (Zoonoses), and in 1976, a PhD in Bacteriology, Epidemiology from U. of Guelph, Canada.
Since 2007 Dr. Hariharan has served as Professor, in the School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathobiology, St. George’s University (SGU), Grenada. Dr. Hariharan’s responsibilities include teaching Bacteriology & Mycology to DVM students, research, establishment of graduate courses, graduate student supervision, and diagnostic bacteriology. In 2006 Dr. Hariharan was the recipient of the Paraclinical Award, St. George’s University, Grenada and in 2009 was awarded the Pfizer Research Excellence Award.
Prior to his appointment at SGU, Dr. Hariharan spent 20 years teaching and conducting research in the DVM and graduate programs in the Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of P.E.I., Charlottetown, Canada. In 2004 he received the UPEI Academic Scholarly Achievement Merit Award. Over the course of his teaching career, Dr. Hariharan has supervised 10 MSc Students, 3 PhD Students, and several DVM students (summer research).
Upon completion of his PhD, Dr. Hariharan spent approximately 10 years as an international Microbiologist/Researcher in several institutions including Ciba-Geigy Ltd., Basel, Switzerland, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, Sarabhai Research Center, Baroda, India, University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri, USA, and the University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia.
Editorial activities include reviewer of the following journals over the past 20 years: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine, Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research (CJVR), Canadian Veterinary Journal (CVJ), American Journal of Veterinary Research (AJVR), Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Journal of Dairy Research, Veterinarni Medicina (International Journal of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences), Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Small Ruminant Research, Journal of Aquatic Animal Health, Aquaculture, Journal of Veterinary Medicine Series A + B, Cornell Veterinarian, Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. He was a Board member for AJVR from 2002 to 2005.