Pramod Kumar Rout
Pramod Kumar Rout is a veterinary graduate and completed a doctoral degree in animal genetics and breeding from the Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, UP, India. He specializes in the genetics of disease resistance. He has also worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, as a visiting scientist at the University of Arizona and in the Genetics and Genomics Division at the Roslin Institute, Edinburgh, UK.
He is a researcher in the field of genetic improvement of livestock and using molecular genetics to improve selection. He also coordinates research projects on goat improvement in India. His research contributions center around livestock genetic diversity, conservation of animal genetic resources, genetics of disease resistance and heat stress regulation in livestock, and milk genomics. He has also worked in the conservation of endangered goat species and has 20 years' experience in managing field-based projects.