From 07/2016 to 12/2016, Post Doctorate
From 07/2004 to 04/2008, PhD
From 2003 to 2004, PG Diploma in Bioinformatics
From 07/1994 to 08/1996, Master of Veterinary Science in Animal Physiology
From 10/1988 to 07/1994, Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry
From 09/2018 to 09/2020, Associate Professor
Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, India
From 06/2011 to 09/2018, Assistant Professor
Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, India
From 12/2004 to 06/2011, Assistant Professor
Kerala Agricultural University, India
From 08/1996 to 07/2004, Veterinary Surgeon
Animal Husbandry Department, Kerala, India
From 04/2013 to 03/2014, Study of expression of Prolificacy genes controlling follicular development in Malabari goats :
From 04/2014 to 03/2015, Proteome analysis of goat ovarian follicles during different developmental stages
From 04/2015 to 03/2016, Immuno-histochemical localization of Transforming Growth Factor β (TGF-β) superfamily members in developing follicles of Malabari goats
From 04/2017 to 03/2018, Ascertaining a reliable method for isolation and purification of mesenchymal stem cells from dogs
Molecular Reproductive Physiology
R. S. Reshma, T. V. Aravindakshan, G. Radhika, T. Naicy and K. Raji. (2020). Exome Wide Variant Discovery by Next Generation DNA Sequencing in Vechur Cattle of Kerala. Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences: 51 (2): 201 – 202
Bhuvana Plakkot, Abhina Mohanan, Raji Kanakkaparambil (2020) Prolificacy in small ruminants. Journal of Dairy, Veterinary & Animal Research: ;9(3):85‒90.
Anjana A., Raji K., Bhuvana Plakkot and Aravindhakshan T.V. (2020). Isolation of Theca Cells from Goat Ovarian Follicles and Expression of CYP19 Gene in the Isolated Cells. EC Clinical and Experimental Anatomy: 3.9
Haritha B. Pillai, R. Thirupathy Venkatachalapathy, T.V. Aravindakshan, Jamuna Valsalan, K. Raji (2020). Genetic Variability at Exon 2 of Inhibin Alpha Locus in Malabari Goats of Kerala. Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences: 51 (1) : 82 - 85
Dulama Richani, Cathy F. Lavea, Raji Kanakkaparambil, Angelique H. Riepsamen, Michael J. Bertoldo, Sonia Bustamante & Robert B. Gilchrist (2019). Participation of the adenosine salvage pathway and cyclic AMP modulation in oocyte energy metabolism. Scientific Reports. 9, 18395 doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-54693-y
Bhuvana Plakkot, Raji Kanakkaparambil and Shynu Mohamed (2019). Expression profile of gonadotropin receptors in antral follicles of tropical goats. International journal of current agricultural sciences: 9, 440-443
Abhina Mohanan, Bhuvana Plakkot, Raji Kanakkaparambil (2019). Biochemical constituents and steroid hormones in follicular fluid from antral follicles of cross bred Malabari goats of Kerala. Biological Rhythm Research: DOI: 10.1080/09291016.2018.1564574.
Shalu Elizabeth Simon, G. Radhika, T.V. Aravindakshan, Marykutty Thomas and K. Raji (2019) Double digest restriction associated DNA sequencing for identification of single nucleotide polymorphisms in goats. Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences: 50(2): 108-113
Abhina Mohanan, Bhuvana Plakkot and Raji Kanakkaparambil (2018). Expression profile of BMPRIB gene in developing ovarian follicles of cross bred Malabari goats. The Pharma Innovation Journal: 7(12): 363-367.
Bhuvana Plakkot, Shiji Sheeja Saju and Raji Kanakkaparambil (2018). A review article on gonadotropins and their significant contribution in ovarian follicle development. The Pharma Innovation Journal: 7(11): 433-438.
Abhina Mohanan, Raji Kanakkaparambil (2018). Role of diet in epigenetics: a review. Journal of Dairy, Veterinary and Animal Research: 7(3):129-131
S. Harikumar, K. S. Anil, Joseph Mathew, A. Prasad, K. A. Mercey, K. Ally and K. Raji. (2018). Continuous measurement of core body temperature of dairy cows in winter and summer using Thermochron i button. Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences: 49(1): 28-32
S. Harikumar, K. S. Anil, Joseph Mathew, A. Prasad, K. A. Mercey, K. Ally and K. Raji. (2018). Behavioural pattern of dairy cows under different thermal stress management systems in summer. Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences: 49(2): 24-28
Anu J. P., C. T. Sathyan, R. Geetha, K. Radha, K. Raji and Gleeja V. L. (2017). A study on impact of somatic cell count on physicochemical properties of pooled milk. Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences: 48 (2): 13-15
M. K. Aliciah, J. Metilda, M. O. Kurian, M. P. Unnikrishnan and K. Raji (2017).Morphological survivability of immature and mature bovine oocytes vitrified by cryoloop method. Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences: 48(1):
Aziz Zarina, G. G. Varma, K. Karthiayini, K. Raji and V. Beena (2017). Effect of varying temperature humidity index on the plasma volume of crossbred cattle calves. Journal of Agrometeorology: 19: 120-122
Aziz Z., Varma, G. G., Raji K., Beena, V. and Anil., K. S. (2016). Haematological responses of murrah buffalo calves to varying temperature humidity index. International Journal of Innovative Research and Development: 5(5):329- 331
Z. Aziz, G. G. Varma, K. Raji, and K. Karthiayini. (2016). Physiological response of murrah buffalo calves to varying temperature humidity index prevalent in central Kerala. Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences: 47(2): 21-24
Raji Kanakkaparambil and Kevin D Sinclair (2015).Effect of different doses of FSH on steroidogenic capability, proliferation and differentiation of sheep granulosa cells. Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences: 46(1): 5-10
Sneha S. Panicker, Raji Kanakkaparambil, Promod Kanjirakuzhiyil, and Ramachandran Koodathil (2015). Progesterone Profile of Goats Subjected to Oestrus Synchronization and its Relevance in Predicting Pregnancy Outcome. Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences: 3(4): 207-210.
Sneha Surendra Panicker, Promod Kanjirakuzhiyil, Ramachandran Koodathil, and Raji Kanakkaparambil (2015). Oestrous response and conception rate in Malabari cross-bred goats following two different oestrous synchronization protocols. Journal of Animal Health and Production: 3 (2): 39 -42
Aparna M., Vimalkumar M. B., Varghese S., Senthilvel K., Ajithkumar K. G., Raji K., Syamala K., Priya M. N., Deepa C. K., Jyothimol G., Juliet S., Chandrasekhar L and Ravindran R. (2013). Phylogenetic analysis of bovine Theileria spp. isolated in south India. Tropical Biomedicine: 30(2): 281–290
Raji Kanakkaparambil., Ravinder Singh., Dongfang Li., Robert Webb and Kevin D. Sinclair (2009): B-Vitamin and Homocysteine Status Determines Ovarian Response to Gonadotropin Treatment in Sheep. Biology of Reproduction: 80(4): 743–752.
G. Girish Varma and K. Raji (2017).Subtle adaptive biochemical mechanisms linking nutrition and reproduction at higher forms of life- A comprehensive perspective.Lead paper presented in second annual convention of society of veterinary biochemists and biotechnologists of India and National symposium on Innovative and emerging biochemical and biotechnological tools to augment animal health and production.2-3rd June 2017, Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bangalore, India
Abhina Mohanan and Raji Kanakkaparambil (2017).Comparative expression profile of major prolificacy genes in ovarian follicles at various developmental stages in goat breeds of Kerala. NCRM- NICHE, 23rd October 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.
Dulama Richani, Sonia Bustamante, Cathy F. Lavea , Raji Kanakkaparambil , NadyBraidy , David J. Agapiou, Michael J. Bertoldo, Robert B. Gilchrist. (2017). Cyclic AMP modulated-IVM differentially impacts oocyte and cumulus cell metabolism.World Congress of Reproductive Biology, September 27-29, 2017,Okinawa, Japan.
Abhina M., Nikhil Kumar Tej, Amitha Thomas and Raji Kanakkaparambil (2016). Biochemical constituents and steroid hormones in follicular fluid of Malabari goat.iCOMOS 2016,University of Minnesota, USA, April 24- 27, 2016
Abhina M., Nikhil Kumar Tej, Upasana R., VenkitachalapathyTirupathi and Raji K. (2015).Expression profile of BMPR1B gene in ovarian follicles at various developmental stages and steroid hormone levels in two goat breeds of Kerala. In XXXIth Annual Convention and National Symposium on Current Challenges and Opportunities in Animal Reproduction organized by Indian Society for the Study of Animal Reproduction (ISSAR) from 3rd to 5th December 2015 at Veterinary College, Bangaluru, India.
R. S. Abhilash, K. Anil Kumar, K. Raji and Metilda Joseph.(2015). Early Pregnancy Diagnosis in Bovines- A comparative study between prostaglandin induced milk flow test (PG-IMFT) and progesterone assay.In XXXIth Annual Convention and National Symposium on Current Challenges andOpportunities in Animal Reproduction organized by Indian Society for the Study of Animal Reproduction (ISSAR) from 3rd to 5th December 2015 in Veterinary College, Bangaluru.
Abhina M., Raji K., and Aravindakshan T. V.(2015).Expression profile of bmpr1b gene in developing ovarian follicles of cross-bred Malabari breed of goats in Kerala.XXIV Annual conference of SAPI & National Symposium, Guwahati. January 2016.
Anisha J. Perumbilly, Shynu M. and Uma R. And Raji K. (2018). Cross bred dairy cows suffer negative energy balance and oxidative stress during transition period. Proceedings of the 10th Kerala Veterinary Science Congress: pp-208-209
Prashant U., Shynu M., Raji K., Pellissery A. J., Jayavardanan K. K. and George S. Sexing of monomorphic birds by amplification of chd 1 gene (2014). Proceedings of the 26th Kerala Science Congress, Pookode, Wayanad, 28-31st January 2014; 652-654
Honors and Awards
Endeavour Research fellowship for pursuing Post-Doctorate from University of New South Wales, Australia
Visiting Scientists Fellowship- Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK)
International training in the area of stem cell research (Animal Sciences) at Bioinformatics Institute (BII) and Institute of Medical Biology (IMB), A*Star, Singapore - sponsored by NAIP, Indian Council of Agricultural Research
Foundation grant for the final year of PhD from British Foundation for Women Graduates (BFWG), UK.
Overseas research students Award (ORSAS) for pursuing PhD from UK
Full tuition fee scholarship of University of Nottingham, UK for pursuing PhD
University Ist Rank for MVSc
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Junior Fellowship for MVSc
University 1st Rank for BVSc& AH
Trivandrum Livestock Improvement Association Prize awarded by Kerala Agricultural University for securing the highest grade point average in the BVSc & AH
Sri. T.V. KochuVareed Memorial Prize awarded by Kerala Agricultural University for highest grade point in BVSc & AH.
Sri. M.O. Thomakutty Memorial Prize awarded by Kerala Agricultural University for securing the highest grade point in the group of courses of Biochemistry and Physiology
Dr. K S Nair Memorial Prize awarded by Kerala Agricultural University for securing highest grade point average in Animal Breeding and Genetics, Nutrition, Livestock Production Management and Dairy Science
Inauguration Souvenir Prize awarded by Kerala Agricultural University for securing the highest-grade point average in the group of courses of Microbiology, Parasitology and Pathology.
VIII Dairy Industry Conference Prize awarded by Kerala Agricultural University for the highest grade point average in Livestock production Management, Dairy Science, Farm training and nutrition.
Stem cell techniques: Given to Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ankara, Turkey
Prolificacy studies of goats in India: Given Livestock Central Research Institute, Ankara, Turkey
Stem cell techniques: Given to Livestock Central Research Institute, Ankara, Turkey
Basic Concepts of Epigenetics: Presentation given in training programme conducted by School of Applied Animal Production and Biotechnology, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Kerala