Dr. Ashok Kumar Tiwari

Born in Ayodhya District of UP, India on September 20, 1963. Graduated from College of Veterinary Sciences, GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar in 1984 and Post graduate & Doctorate from ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar during 1987 and 1990, respectively. Have post doctoral exposure at IAH, Pirbright, UK in 1996 and 2007-08; University of Minnesota, USA in 2004; National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, USA in 2011

Director, ICAR- Central Avian Research Institute, Izatnagar

Scientist 1990-95, Scientists (Sr Scale) 1995-1999; Senior Scientist (1999-2007; principal Scientist 2007-2012, Head of Division 2012-2020 at ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar and Director 2021-till date, ICAR-Central Avian Resaerch Instute, Izatnagar

Awards/Honours: IVRI Best Teacher Award, ICAR’s Dr C Subramaniam Award for outstanding Teacher, 2012, ICAR’s Hari Om Ashram Trust Award, 2014-15; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award for outstanding contribution in Agricultural Sciences.

Fellow: National Academy of Veterinary Sciences (NAVS); Indian Virological Society (IVS); Indian Association of Veterinary Microbiologists, Immunologists and Specialists in Infectious Diseases (IAVMI); Indian Association of Advancement in Veterinary Research (AAVR)

Research Areas: Molecular Virology, Animal Vaccines Development and Quality Control Testing, Cancer Research

Address: Director, ICAR-Central Avian Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly 243122, U.P.; 71-D, Suncity Vistaar, Bareilly 243122, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0581) 2301261; Cell: 9457257425; Email: aktiwari71d@gmail.com; ashok.tiwari1@icar.gov.in]