De, Arun Kumar

Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Animal Sciences


Ph.D Candidate, Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.V.S.c (Master in Veterinary Science) in Animal Biotechnology, National Dairy Research Institute, India (2007)

B.V.Sc/A.H. (Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry), West Bengal University of Animal and Fisheries Sciences, India (2005)


Comparative and functional genomics


Young Achievers Award, Society for Advancement of Human and Nature (SADHNA) for contribution in Agriculture (2013)

Best Research Paper Award, Society for Advancement of Human and Nature (SADHNA) for his paper entitled "Zona-free and with-zona parthenogenetic embryo production in goat (Capra hircus): Effect of activation methods, culture systems and culture media” published in Livestock Science (2012)

ICAR International Fellowship (2011-2012)

Best Paper Award, Indian Dairy Association for his paper entitled "A preliminary study of isolation and characterization of embryonic stem cells from in vitro produced goat blastocysts” published in the Indian Journal of Dairy Science (2008)

ICAR Junior Research Fellowship (2006-2007)