Pallab Chaudhuri

Division of Bacteriology & Mycology,
Indian Veterinary Research Institute,
Izatnagar -243122.
Ph. +919897806310 ; E-mail :

Education:     PhD (Animal Biotechnology)

Professional experience :

Fifteen years of research experience in genetic engineering work involving different microbial pathogens. Experience of working with Brucella, Pasteurella and Leptospira species of organisms. Developed recombinant proteins of diagnostic importance for leptospirosis. Also developed fusion protein and DNA vaccine construct for brucellosis. Experience of working as principal investigator  and Co-PI in a number of  externally funded projects including international collaborations funded by Welcome Trust, UK and European Commission.

Projects handled:

Title of Project

Funding Agency

Duration of the project

Expression of immunodominant antigens and development of DNA vaccine construct against bovine brucellosis –  Principal Investigator

Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi


2003 - 2007

Evaluation of a recombinant leptospiral antigen for  development of an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay for rapid diagnosis of  leptospirosis –  Co-investigator

Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi


2004 -2007

Construction of an aroA knock-out mutant of Pasteurella multocida and evaluation of its virulence and antigenic potential – Principal Investigator

Institute funded project


Study of herbal acaricides as  means to overcome the development of resistance in ticks to conventional acaricides – Co-PI


2008 – 2012

Novel vaccine against Haemorrhagic Septicaemia in cattle and buffalo for resource poor farmer. – Co-PI

Indo-UK project funded by Welcome Trust, UK


Development of a bivalent marker vaccine against herpesvirus-1 and Brucella – Co-investigator



Development of a genetically engineered live vaccine  for control of brucellosis in anima  – Principal Investigator.

Dept. of Biotechnology


Top five research papers:

  1. Pallab Chaudhuri, V.P.Singh, A Thamizharasan, Jonathan Lalsiamthara (2012). Pasteurella  multocida P52 aroA mutant conferred protection to rabbits and mice against haemorrhagic septicaemia. Int. Journal of Biomedical and Life Sciences.  3(1):127-136.
  2. Erik Petersen, Pallab Chaudhuri, Chris Gourley, Jerome Harms, Gary Splitter (2011). Brucella melitensis Cyclic-di-GMP Phosphodiesterase BpdA Controls Expression of Flagellar Genes. Journal of Bacteriology. 193(20):5683-9. 
  3. Harisankar Singha, Amirul Islam Mallick, Chandrakanta Jana, Nishat Fatima, Mohammad Owais, and Pallab Chaudhuri. (2011). Co-immunization with interlukin-18 nhances the protective efficacy of liposomes encapsulated recombinant Cu–Zn superoxide dismutase protein against Brucella abortus. Vaccine. 29:4720-4727.
  4. Chaudhuri P, Prasad R, Kumar V, Basavarajappa A G (2010). Recombinant OMP28 antigen-based indirect ELISA for serodiagnosis of bovine brucellosis. Molecular and Cellular Probes. 24(3):142-5.
  5. Singha, H.S., Mallick, A.I., Jana, C., Isore, D.P., Goswami, T.K., Srivastava, S.K., Azevedo, V.A.A.,  Chaudhuri, P., and  Owais, M. (2008). Escheriosomes entrapped DNA vaccine co-expressing CU-Zn superoxide dismutase and IL-18 confers protection against Brucella abortus. Microbes and Infection  10(10-11):1089-1096.
  6. A.I. Mallick, H. Singha, S. Khan, T. Anwar, M.A. Ansari, R. Khalid,  P. Chaudhuri and M. Owais. (2007). Escheriosome-mediated delivery of recombinant ribosomal L7/L12 protein confers protection  against murine brucellosis.    Vaccine. 25(46): 7873-7884


Awards and recognitions:
National  :

  1. DBT Overseas award 2006.
  2.  “Bharat Joyti award” conferred by India International Friendship Society, New Delhi, in the year 2006; for contributions in the field of science
  3. “Best teacher award - 2006”-  Deemed University, IVRI.
  4. P.R.Krishna Iyer Memorial award 1997.
  5. Best scientific poster presentation award – SBC (India), 1991.

International : 

  1. Fulbright Fellow (ASU, Tempe, USA) -  2011-12
  2. NFID (Washington) Travel grant 2010
  3. “International Scientists of the year 2007” recognition by International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, UK “
  4. Peer recognition : nominated “Who’s Who in Asia 2006” Published by Marquis Who’s Who , 890 Mountain Ave., NJ07974, USA

Technologies developed/Patent Filed :
    • Recombinant antigen based diagnostic kit for leptosirosis – Developed under a DBT project
    • Brucella DNA vaccine construct – Developed under a DBT project
    • Live attenuated Pasteurella multocida P52 vaccine strain

Professional affiliations:

  • Life member of IAVMI and ISVIB.