Dr. Richa Sood
M.V.Sc., Ph.D., Veterinary Medicine
1. Optimization of Cytotoxicity assay and Plaque assay
for antiviral testing of Herbal extracts against
highly pathogenic Avian Influenza virus.
2. Part of the core team in;
Development of monoclonal antibody based
Competitive ELISA against Bovine viral Diarrhoea
recombinant NS3 protein.
Development of monoclonal antibody based
Competitive ELISA against Bovine
Immunodeficiency Virus recombinant “gag” protein.
Development and Characterization of monoclonal
antibody NP protein of Avian Influenza Virus.
| Awards and
DC Blood " Gold Medal" for the year 2015 conferred on 22nd Feb 2017.
"Dr. C.M.Singh best Ph.D scholar 2010" award to Dr. Richa Sood, on 8th Convocation of IVRI, Nov., 2013.
Silver medal for Best student award 2010 awarded to Dr. Richa Sood, on 8th Convocation
of IVRI, Nov., 2013.
Awarded Norman E. Borlaug Agricultural
Science and Technology fellowship – 2011 by United State Department of
Awarded G.B.Pant University of Agri. And Tech University Merit Scholarship during B.V.Sc.
& AH degree programme.
University first during MVSc degree programme.
ICAR-National Eligibility Test qualified
for lecturer ship in Veterinary Medicine.
Appreciation letter for development of diagnostic test for BIV.
Appreciation letter from SMD division for ICAR for work on Avian
Nominated by Ministry of Environment and
Forests, Animal Welfare division as expert
for Inspection of the Animal House Facilities of
three medical colleges.
Oral Presentation Award for the paper entitled “Dose response
assay of Indigenous Herbal Extracts against
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza virus” in ISVM
conference from 17th -19th Feb, 2010.
Oral Presentation Award for the paper "In ovo testing of
indigenous herbal extracts for antiviral
activity against highly pathogenic avian
Reviewer of journal Virus Disease, PLoS ONE
Member of Editorial Board in the international
Bidhan Ch. Bera, Nitin Virmani, Naveen Kumar, Taruna Anand, S Pavulraj, Adam Rash, Debra Elton, Nicola Rash, Sandeep Bhatia, Richa Sood, Raj Kumar Singh and Bhupendra Nath Tripathi. (2017). Genetic and codon usage bias analyses of polymerase genes of equine influenza virus and its relation to evolution. BMC Genomics (2017) 18:652-270.
G. Vasudevan, P. R. Vanamayya, S. Nagarajan, K. Rajukumar, S. Suba, G. Venketash, C. Tosh, R. Sood, R. H. Nissly, S. V. Kuchipudi. (2017) Infectious dose- dependent accumulation of live highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 virus in chicken skeletal muscle—implications for public health Zoonoses Public Health. 2017;1–5.
Pathak, A. P., Murugkar, H. V., Nagarajan, S., Sood, R., Tosh, C., Kumar, M., Athira C. K. and Kumar, P. A. 2017. Survivability of low pathogenic (H9N2) avian influenza virus in water in presence of Atyopsis moluccensis (Bamboo shrimp). Zoonoses Public Health. 2017: 1-6, DOI:10.1111/zph.12420.
Khangembam Victoria Chanu, Dimpal Thakuria, Richa Sood, Atul K. Pateriya, Sandeep Bhatia, Satish Kumar (2017). Identification of immunodominant epitopes in the HA2 subunit of H5N1 haemagglutinin by immunoassay using synthetic peptides as antigens. Chem. Biol. Lett. 2017, 4(1), 20-26
Kalaiyarasu S, Bhatia S, Mishra N, Sood R, Kumar M, SenthilKumar D, Bhat S, Dass Prakash M. (2016). Elevated level of pro inflammatory cytokine and chemokine expression in chicken bone marrow and monocyte derived dendritic cells following LPS induced maturation. Cytokine. 2016; 85:140-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cyto.2016.06.022.
Kumar N, Bera BC, Greenbaum BD, Bhatia S, Sood R, Selvaraj P, Anand T, Tripathi BN, Virmani N. (2016).
Revelation of Influencing Factors in Overall Codon Usage Bias of Equine Influenza Viruses. PLoS One. 2016 Apr 27;11(4).e0154376.
Aron Jacob. R. Sood, Kh. Victoria Chanu, Sandeep Bhatia, Rekha Khandia,
A.K. Pateriya, S. Nagarajan, U. Dimri, D.D. Kulkarni (2016). Amantadine resistance among highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses (H5N1) isolated from India. Microbial Pathogenesis 91: 35-40
Rekha Khandia, Sandeep Bhatia, Kh. Victoria Chanu,Richa Sood and Kuldeep Dhama.
(2014). Anthrax Toxin Receptors, functions and their possible use in therapeutics:
A Review. Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary
G. N. Premkrishnan Sood R ,D. Hemadri, Kh Victoria Chanu,
R. Khandia, S. Bhat, U. Dimri & S. Bhatia Cross-sectional
study indicates nearly a quarter of sheep population in
Karnataka state of India is infected with ovine herpesvirus 2.
Virus Disease. 26 (3):180–188. DOI 10.1007/s13337-015-0274-8.
Kumar A, Muhasin
A.V.N., Raut A A, Sood R and Mishra A
(2014). Identification of Chicken Pulmonary
miRNAs Targeting PB1, PB1-F2, and N40 Genes of
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus H5N1 In
Silico, Bioinformatics and Biology Insights, 2014:8 135-145 DOI: 10.4137/BBI.S14631.
Khandia R, Bhatia S, Hemadri D, Kumar M, Patil
S. S, Pateriya A. K, Siddiqui A, Kumar M. S,
Venkatesha M. D. and
Kulkarni D. D..(2014) Detection and molecular
characterization of naturally transmitted sheep
associated malignant catarrhal fever in cattle
in India. Tropical Animal Health and
Production. DOI 10.1007/s11250-014-0611-8.
Bhat S, Bhatia S, Sood R, Bhatnagar H,
Pateriya A and Venkatesh G. (2013). Production and
characterization of monoclonal antibodies
against nucleoprotein of avian influenza virus. Monoclonal Antibodies Immunodiagnosis
Sood R, Bhatia S, Bhatnagar H, Gupta V,
Kumar M, Dimri U, Swarup D. Phytochemical
analysis and in vitro screening of selected
Indian medicinal plants for antiviral activity
against highly pathogenic avian influenza virus. Spatula DD- Peer Reviewed Journal on
Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Drug
Discovery. 2013; 3(3): 81-88.
Sood, R., Kumar, M., Bhatia, S., Pateriya,
A. K., Khandia, R., Siddiqui, A., Kulkarni, D.
D., Kumar, S. and Venkatesha, M. D. (2012).
Ovine herpesvirus type 2 infection in captive
bison in India. Vet. Rec., 170: 654.
Bhatia S., Gangil, R., Gupta, D. S., Sood, R.,
Pradhan, H.K. and Dubey, S. C. (2010). Single
chain fragment variable antibody against the
capsid protein of bovine immunodeficiency virus
and its use in ELISA. J. Virol. Methods 167: 68-73.
Bhatia S., Sood R., Bhatia, A. K.,
Pattnaik, B. and Pradhan H. K. (2008)
Development of a capsid based competitive
inhibition enzyme linked immunosorbent assay for
detection of bovine immunodeficiency virus
antibodies in cattle and buffalo serum. J.
Virol. Methods 148:1-2 pp 218-225.
Pradhan,H.K. ,Gurbuxani,J.P. ,Cliquet,F.,
Pattnaik,B., Patol,S.S., Regnault,A., Begouen,H.,
Guiot,A.L., Sood,R., Mahl,P., Singh,R.,
Pickard,E., Aubert,M .F.A.,Barrat,J. and
Meslin,F.X. (2008). Towards the elimination of
rabies in Eurasia, New steps in the control of
canine rabies in India. Dev. Biolgicals, 131: 157-166.
Cliquet ,., J.P. Gurbuxani , H.K. Pradhan , B.
Pattnaik , S.S. Patil , A. Regnault, H. Begouen
, A.L. Guiot , R. Sood, P. Mahld, R.
Singh , F.X. Meslin , E. Picard , M.F.A. Aubert
, J. Barrat (2007).The safety and efficacy of
the oral rabies vaccine SAG2 in Indian stray
dogs. Vaccine, 25(17):3409-18.
Bhatia S., Sood R., Mishra, N., Pattnaik,
B. and Pradhan H. K. (2007) Development and
evaluation of a MAb based competitive-ELISA
using helicase domain of NS3 protein for sero-diagnosis
of bovine viral diarrhea in cattle and
buffaloes. Res. Vet. Sci. 85 (1): 39-45.
Poster presentation “Antiviral properties of
various herbal extracts against highly
pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus in 8th International Symposium: Challenging Pandemics:
Science, Funding and Policy by International
Consortium on Antiviral. 3rd- 6th Oct 2009, Corsica, France.
Sood, R, Chanu, K V. (2014). Avian Influenza: A Continuing Threat. Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. 45(1&2):1-9.
Bhatia, S., Kunal, A., Khandia, R., Siddiqui, A.,
Pateriya, A. K. and Sood, R. (2013). Genetic and antigenic
analysis of H5N1 viruses for selection of HA donor virus
for vaccine strain. Indian Journal of Virology. DOI-
Sood, R., Hemadri, D., Bhatia, S. (2013). Sheep
associated malignant catarrhal fever: an emerging
disease of bovids in India. Indian Journal of Virology. DOI- 10.1007/s13337-013-0163-y.
Bhatia, S., Patil, S.S., Sood, R. (2013). Bovine immunodeficiency virus: a lentiviral
infection. Indian Journal of Virology.
Swarup, D., Bhatia, S., Kulkarni, D.D., Dey, S.,
Saini, M., and Dubey, S. C. (2012). Antiviral
activity of crude extracts of Eugenia jambolana
Lam. against Highly pathogenic avian influenza
(H5N1) virus. Indian J. of Exp. Biology, 50:179-186.
R. Sood, S.P. Pachauri and D.S. Nauriyal (2008).
Evaluation of markers of sub-clinical mastitis
for its early detection in dairy animals. Indian Journal of Veterinary Medicine. 1:17-19
S. Gounalan, K. Rajukumar, S. Bhatia, R. Sood,
S. Nagarajan, B. Pattnaik and H. K. Pradhan.
(2008) Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay and
polymerase chain reaction based surveillance of
rabbit haemorrhagic disease in Indian and
imported rabbits. Indian Journal of Animal
Science. 78: 263-265
N. Banumathi, R. Sood, S. S. Patil, M.
Subramanian and H. K. Pradhan (2008). Genomic
detection of Ovine herpes virus-2 in sheep and
goat in states of southern India. Indian
Journal of Animal Sciences, 78: 13-16.
S. Bhatia, S. Gounalan, S.S. Patil and B.
Pattnaik, (2007) Sero-prevalence of Bovine Viral
Diarrhoea Virus in India: A survey from
1999-2004. Indian Journal of Animal Science.77:
Bajpai, M. and Bhatia, S. (2007) Comparative
efficacy of some acaricides in sarcoptic mange
in Rabbits. Journal of Veterinary
Patil, S. S., Pattnaik, B., Desai, G. S.,
Banumathi, N., Bhatia, S., Sood, R.,
Vanamayya, P. R. and Pradhan, H. K. (2006).
Biotinylated 5’ UTR probe for detection of
bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) sequences in
persistently infected cattle. Indian Journal
of Comparative Microbiology, Immunology and
Infectious Dieases 27: 59-61.
Bhatia, S., Patil, S. S., Sood, R., Dubey,
R., Bhatia, A. K., Pattnaik, B. and Pradhan, H.
K. (2007) Prokaryotic expression of a 750-bp
capsid region of Bovine Immunodeficiency Virus
gag gene and development of a recombinant capsid
(p26) protein based immunoassay for
seroprevalence studies. Indian journal of
Biotechnology, 7: 50-55.
Bhatia S., Bhatia A. K., Sood R, Pattnaik
B. and Pradhan H. K. (2006). Serological
evidence of bovine immunodeficiency virus
infection in cattle and buffalo through use of
recombinant capsid (P26) protein based
immunoassay. Journal of Immunology and
Immunopathology, 8: 128-129.
Chaudhary, S., R. Sood, Lakhchaura, B. D.
and Sud, S. C. (1996) Progesterone and estrogen
concentration in milk of mastitic cow. Indian
Journal of Animal Science. 66:
GenBank submissions: 21
- Sengupta D, Shaikh A, Bhatia S, Pateriya AK,
Khandia R, Sood R, Prakash A, Pattnaik B,
Pradhan HK (2014). Development of single-chain
Fv against the nucleoprotein of type A influenza
virus and its use in ELISA. Journal of
Virological Methods. 208:129-37.
- अतुल कुमार पटेरिया एबं ऋचा सूद. 2015. विदेशज
पशुरोग : जैव सुरक्षा द्वारा नई चुनौतियों का सामना.
राजभाषा स्मारिका-2014 . आई. वी. आर. आई., सवा
शताब्दी विशेषांक (1889 -2014). पेज 78 -80.
- S. Bhatia, A.K. Pateriya
and R. Sood. (2014). A watchtower for
Disease Control: The National Institute of High
Security Animal Diseases. Indian Farming (64)
Articles /Book Chapter
Richa Sood (2017) Exotic and Emerging Animal Borne Viral Diseases: Challenges ahead. In: Veterinary Public Health: One Health. (pp. 207-212) New Delhi Publishers.
Sood, R., Kumar, N., Bhatia, S. (2017). Malignant Catarrhal Fever. In Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases of Livestock (pp. 347-362). Springer International Publishing. ISBN 978-3-319-47424-3.
Bhatia, S., and Sood, R. (2017). Bovine Immunodeficiency Virus. In Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases of Livestock (pp. 301-308). Springer International Publishing. ISBN 978-3-319-47424-3.
Richa Sood, Kh V.Chanu, Sandeep Bhatia. (05/2016) Macavirus ·In: Molecular Detection of Animal Viral Pathogens. pages 765-772; · ISBN: 978-1-4987-0036-8.
R. Sood (2014). Biosafety and
Biosecurity in Veterinary Medicine. In 21st Century
Road Map for Veterinary Practice, Education
& Research in India and Developing
Countries. Published by Indian Society of
Veterinary Medicine and and division of
Veterinary Medicine, Sher-e-Kashmir
University of Agricultural Sciences &
Technology of Jammu. pp 91-98.
Richa Sood and Kh. Victoria Chanu(2013) "Conventional
Techniques for Diagnosis of Viral Diseases of
Livestock and Poultry-An Overview"- SAARC
Regional Training on Molecular Techniques in
Diagnosis of Diseases of Farm Animals and
Poultry" - 22nd April to 1st May 2013. Page:
Sood, R. (2013) Malignant Catarrhal
Fever: An emerging Disease in Indian
Subcontinent. In: 31st Annual convention of
Indian Society of veterinary medicine(ISVM) and
National Symposium on “Advancing Veterinary
medicine and Its Specialties for Augmented
Productivity and Health: Issues and Strategies
in Farm and Companion Animals” Organised by
College of Veterinary Science and Animal
Husbandry, Mhow, (M.P.) 9th -11th Jan, 2013.
R. Sood (2012). Safety Management in
Microbiological Animal Experiments. e Journal of
Sood, R. and Bhatia, S. (2010). Current Strategies for
Control of Highly pathogenic Avian Influenza
Virus. Compendium National Symposium and Annual
Convention of Indian Association of Women
Sood, R. (2010) Antivial Therapies in Herbal Medicine.
Participated as resource person in All India
Council of Technical Education, New Delhi
sponsored Staff Development programme on
Utilization of Medicinal Herbs: A central India
Perspective.” At College of Pharmacy,
Technocrats Institute of Technology, May, 10th
to 22nd, 2010. at Bhopal
Sood, R. (2007). Emerging trends in diagnosis of
infectious diseases of livestock and poultry.
Compendium Annual convention and national
symposium of Indian Association of Lady
R. Sood. (2007) Bovine Viral Diarrhoea: An emerging
disease in India. Intas Polivet. 8:
Compilation of complete information on Treatment
of Helminthes Parasites- Nematodes, Cestodes and
Trematodes, Protozoan diseases and Ecto and Endo
parasitic diseases. “Text book of Veterinary
Parasitology” 3rd Edn: 2010 (B.B. Bhatia, K.M.L.
Pathak and P.D. Juyal Eds) Kalayani publishers,
Presentations in International Seminars: 10
Presentations in National Seminars: 30
Diagnostic preparedness against Enzootic Bovine Leukosis
Under Consortia Research Platform on Vaccines and Diagnostic," Development of NS3 specific monoclonal Antibody based BVDV diagnostic"
Surveillance and Diagnostic Preparedness of
Malignant Catarrhal Fever.
Under Consortia Research Platform on Vaccines and Diagnostic -
Selection of BVDV vaccine candidate strain(s) and characterization of master seed virus stock(s).
Identification of transcriptomics variations of
duck and crow in response to evolving Avian
and evaluation of referral group specific and
subtype specific diagnostic reagents for avian
Externally funded projects
sponsored project- To Study the in-vivo efficacy of a panel of homeopathic drugs against
highly pathogenic Avian Influenza virus (H5N1)
DBT sponsored project -
Molecular epidemiology and Immunobiology of
Bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) infection in
cattle and buffalo in India.
DBT sponsored project -
Development of Phage Display recombinant
antibodies against recombinant antigens and
their use in immunodiagnosis.
Intervet contract project -
Safety and efficacy trial of a French Oral
Rabies vaccine SAG2.
Institute funded projects
Synthetic peptide based
diagnostic for highly pathogenic Avian
Identification of Neuraminidase inhibitor drug
resistance in H5N1 viruses isolated from India.
Cross-sectional surveillance of Malignant
Catarrhal Fever infection in domestic and wild
ruminants in Southern India (Collaborative
project with PD-ADMAS).
evaluation of various herbal extracts against
highly pathogenic Avian Influenza virus.
Studies on Avian Influenza:
Development of monoclonal antibody based immuno
diagnosis for avian influenza.
Molecular diagnosis and
Seroepidemiology of Malignant Catarrhal Fever in
cattle, sheep and goat.
Development of monoclonal
antibodies and recombinant antibodies against
BIV and their characterization.
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