Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Prof. T. V. Anilkumar, PhD (London); FRCPath (London); FNAVS; BVSc&AH
Prof. TV Anilkumar, Scientist-G in the Division of Experimental Pathology has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS, http://naas.org.in), which is one of the Government-funded national academies of sciences, effective from January, 2023 (http://naas.org.in/page.php?pageid=50). He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (London) and the National Academy of Veterinary Sciences.
The Fellowship of the NAAS is considered as a highly prestigious honour among academicians and researchers in the broad subject of agricultural sciences that includes veterinary/animal sciences. At present there are only five fellows from Kerala representing agriculture/fisheries/forestry in the academy and he is the first veterinary doctor in the group. The fellowship is based on his expertise in Laboratory Animal Science, Toxicologic Pathology and the research on biomedical uses of gall bladder of farm animals. Otherwise a slaughter house waste without any monitory value, his research made gall bladder of pig into a highly value added raw material for production of biopharmaceutical products. The technology for fabricating Cholederm, an advanced wound healing matrix that promotes faster healing of skin wound with minimal scarring has been transferred to M/s Alicorn Medical Pvt Ltd (https://www.alicornmed.com/).
He is a scientist at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology since the year 2000 and a Visiting Professor of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research-Thiruvananthapuram. He completed PhD in Animal Pathology from the Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine (London), Post-Doctoral Certificate in Laboratory Animal Medicine from the University of Guelph (Canada).