Dr. Bagath is a scientist at Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) - National Institute of animal Nutrition and Physiology (NIANP), Adugodi Bangalore for the past six years. He finished his M.V.Sc and Ph.D from Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Bareilly UP, India, in the field of Animal Biotechnology. He was recipient of Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) - junior research fellowship in 2003 and Senior Research Fellowship in 2009. He cleared ICAR National Eligibility Test in the year 2009 in the field of Animal Biotechnology and got posting as scientist at NIANP. Since then he is working in the field of rumen biotechnology and stress physiology.Currently he is focussing on identifying molecular and cellular markers for different environmental stresses in livestock. He has 5 international papers and 4 international book chapters. He has conducted few training programmes in field of rumen biotechnology and stress physiology. He received three best poster presentation awards in international conferences. In 2005, he got selected for Indo-Australia gold boosting post-doctoral fellowship. Has 15 accession numbers for various gene sequence, submitted to NCBI gene bank. He was the recipient of Department of Biotechnology’s (DBT’s) Indo-Australian career boosting gold fellowship for the year-2014.
My field of interest is in rumen microbiology and animal stress and its adaptation to the recent drastic climate change scenario. Rumen microbes play a pivotal role in maintaining consortia equilibrium in the anaerobic rumen environment. Our work is to understand consortia role in both methane production as well as conversion of hydrogen into useful by-products, for enhancing the animal production.
In addition, aim is to study the effect of stress on ruminants in relation to both hormonal and immunity. Cytokines play a vital role in regulating the various immune pathways. How stress alters immune response, will pay way to understand the animal immune system during stress and to adopt new techniques to counteract the effect of stress on immune system.