Dr. Dharmendra Kumar

 Dr. Dharmendra Kumar
   PhD, Post-Doc (Germany)
    E-mail: dkumarbt@gmail.com


Name of the scientistDegreePresent position heldField of SpecializationEmailTelephoneMobile no
Dr Dharmendra KumarPhDSr. Scientist (SS)Reproductive Biotechnology dkumarbt@gmail.com01662 2816459813201414

Assisted Reproductive Biotechnology including IVF, Stem cells, iPS cells, Cloning and Semen Biology

No. of Research Papers45No. of Books / Manuals2
No. Book Chapters15No. of Popular Articles10
No. of Folders/Leaflets0No. Patents Granted / Filed1
No. of M.V.Sc. /M.Sc. Student Guided3No. of Ph.D. Student Guided0
Present No. of M.V.Sc./M.Sc. Students0Present No. of Ph.D. Student0
  • Best Poster Award 2017 from ISSRF during International Conference on Reproductive Health with Emphasis on Strategies for Infertility, Assisted Reproduction and Fertility Planning & 27th Annual Meeting of ISSRF, 23rd-25th January, 2017.
  • Best Research Paper Presentation award 2016 during 32nd Annual Convention of ISSAR Tirupati, 6-8 December, 2016.
  • Prof. G. P. Talwar Young Scientist Award 2015 from ISSRF during 25th Silver jubilee- Annual Meeting of the ISSRF along with an International Conference on Reproductive Health, Feb 14-17, 2015 at NIRRH, Mumbai.
  • ICSCC Young Investigator award from International Centre for Stem Cells, Cancer and Biotechnology, Pune, India during 5th International Conference on Stem Cells & Cancer 2014, Nov 8-10, 2014, JNU, New Delhi.
  • Best Poster award Dept. of Biotechnology, Ch. Devi Lal University, Sirsa, 2012, Sirsa.
  • Best Poster award Indian Society for Buffalo Development (ISBD), 2010, New Delhi.
  • Best Poster award Society for Conservation of Domestic Animal Biodiversity (SOCDAB), 2010, Anand, Gujarat.
Professional Society Name Membership Type


Member Year Membership number
The Indian Science Congress Association Life 2014 L25651
Indian Society for Buffalo Development (ISBD) Life 2010 LM0543
Agricultural Research Service Scientists Forum (ARSSF) Life 2010 3359
Indian Society for the study of Reproduction and Fertility (ISSRF) Life 2008 LM-875
Society for Conservation of Domestic Animal Biodiversity (SOCDAB) Life 2006 SOCDAB 303
External funded ·      Generation of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells from buffalo fetal fibroblasts through non-viral approaches (As PI, DBT funded)

·      Synthetic Endometrium: A Novel Model to Study Early Embryonic Development and Uterine Health in Ruminants (As PI, NASF funded)

Inter institutional ·      Optimization of interspecies somatic cell nuclear transfer techniques for production of horse (Equus caballus) cloned embryos
International ·      Integration of mastitis resistant gene (lysozyme) into beta-casien locus of buffalo/bovine genomes using CRISPR/Cas9 (DST-DAAD funded)
Reference NAAS Rating 2017
Sharma P, Yadav AS, Selokar NL, Kumar D, Dhaka S S and Yadav PS (2018). Epigenetic status of buffalo fibroblasts treated with sodium butyrate a chromatin remodeling agent. Tissue and Cell 50 (2018) 51–58 7. 26
Swami D S,  Kumar P, Malik RK, Saini M, Kumar D and Jan MH (2017). The cryoprotective effect of iodixanol in buffalo semen cryopreservation. Animal Reproduction Science, 179: 20-26. 7.38
Kumar D, Anand T and Kues WA (2017). Clinical potential of human-induced pluripotent stem cells. Cell Biology and Toxicology, 33(2): 99-112. 8.84
Kumar P, Saini M, Kumar D, Bharadwaj A and Yadav PS (2017). Estimation of endogenous levels of osteopontin, total antioxidant capacity and malondialdehyde in seminal plasma: Application for fertility assessment in buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) bulls. Reproduction in Domestic Animals; 52(2): 221-226. 7.21
Anand T, Talluri TR, Kumar D, Garrels W, Mukherjee A, Debowski K, Behr R, Kues WA (2016) Differentiation of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells to Lentoid Bodies Expressing a Lens Cell-Specific Fluorescent Reporter. PLoS One. 11 (6), e0157570 9.06
Swami D S,  Kumar P, Malik RK, Saini M, Kumar D and Jan MH (2016). Cysteamine supplementation revealed detrimental effect on cryosurvival of buffalo sperm based on computer-assisted semen analysis and oxidative parameters. Animal Reproduction Science, 177: 56-64 7.38
Kumar P, Saini M, Kumar D, Jan MH, Swami DS and Sharma RK (2016). Quantification of leptin in seminal plasma of buffalo bulls and its correlation with antioxidant status, conventional and computer-assisted sperm analysis (CASA) semen variables. Animal Reproduction Science, 166:122-127. 7.38
Ghosh K, Selokar NL, Gahlawat SK, Kumar D, Kumar P, Yadav PS (2016). Amnion epithelial cells of buffalo (Bubalus Bubalis) term placenta expressed embryonic stem cells markers and differentiated into cells of neurogenic lineage in vitro. Animal Biotechnology, 27 (1): 38-43. 6.69
Kumar D, Kumar P, Singh P, Yadav SP and Yadav PS (2016). Assessment of sperm damages during different stages of cryopreservation in water buffalo by fluorescent probes. Cytotechnology, 68:451–458. 7.86


Kumar D, Talluri TR, Anand T, Kues WA. (2015). Transposon-based reprogramming to induced pluripotency. Histology and Histopathology 30: 1397-1409. 7.88

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