ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology
Dr. Sukanta Mondal is currently working as Principal Scientist at ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bangalore, India. He has been working in the field of genomics of hormones, reproduction and stress for last 19 yrs. His major research interests includes maternal recognition of pregnancy, cloning, characterization and expression of genes, understanding the mechanism of action of hormone on the reproductive tract, molecular characterization and expression of hormone receptors, cell signaling, understanding of mechanism that regulate ovarian follicular development etc. He is an outstanding reproductive biotechnologist who designed novel strategies for augmenting reproductive efficiency in sheep and buffaloes. He is a leading expert in climate change and has deciphered the molecular basis of climate change impact on embryonic survivality in sheep. He pioneered the development of heat stress and nutritional stress model that will facilitate development of amelioration strategies to augment embryo survivality. He was also instrumental in developing technology for augmenting egg production in layer birds by exposing red spectrum of light (675 nm) and validated in Poultry Breeding Farm at Mysore, Karnataka. He is a recipient of prestigious Overseas Associateship Award (long term) by Department of Biotechnology. He has published over 60 papers in various National and International journals of repute and delivered invited lectures in different conference throughout the country. His pioneering contribution in genomics has received prestigious awards like Prof. G. P. Talwar Midcareer Scientist award, Prof. G. K. Pal award, Dr. K. Anji Reddy award, Prof. P. B. Sen Memorial Oration award and ISSRF Young Scientist Award. He is honored with the Fellow of Indian Association of BioMedical Scientitsts, Fellow of Society for Applied Biotechnology and Fellow of Indian Chemical Society etc.
Primary research interests on improvement of the reproductive efficiency of female livestock particularly buffalo