Dr. Nikhil K.C. Ph.D. scholar in the Division of Animal Biochemistry, ICAR-IVRI, Bareilly, India. He completed his graduation (2010-2015) from Veterinary College Shivamogga, Karnataka, India. He completed his master's (2015-2017) from ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute in the Division of Animal Biochemistry. He was a Research Scholar (2020) in the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology, College of Veterinary medicine, NC State University, Raleigh, USA. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. in the Division of Animal Biochemistry, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute from 2017 until the present.
Dr. Nikhil K.C.'s research interests are the Recoding of genes to attenuate the virulence of the bacteria for the development of potential live vaccines. Understand the host-pathogen interaction of Salmonella Typhimurium during the anaerobic environment. Decipher the functions of various anaerobic regulators in Salmonella Typhimurium, through the reverse genetic approach. Use of CRISPR- Cas 9 in Bacterial Genome Editing, and as a tool for the development of improved diagnostics. Proteomics approach for better understanding the function of a gene, further better understanding of host-pathogen interaction. In silico bioinformatic tools to assess protein structure and their interactions with ligands.