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Jayant P Hole

Veterinarian In-Charge, Animal House Facility (Scientist D)

Laboratory Animal Medicine

Education and training:

Dr. Jayant Hole completed his BVSc & AH (2001) and MVSc (Veterinary Medicine; 2004) from Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Science University, Nagpur. He has also completed a Certificate Course from the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS; 2012) through the CSIR – Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, New Delhi, the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA, Government of India, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Dr. Hole has also undergone further training at national and international levels through workshops and symposia on animal facility establishment, colony management, breeding strategies, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).

Experience and interests:

Dr. Hole has more than a decade of experience in veterinary and laboratory animal medicine. He has established animal facilities and managed colonies of rats, mice (including transgenic, knock-out, athymic and severe combined immunodeficient strains), hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, dogs, sheep/goats and cattle. Dr. Hole has worked with various organizations such as the National Institute of Virology and the National Center for Cell Science, Schering Plough, Indovax and Globion India Pvt Ltd on laboratory animal science, and animal and poultry vaccine development and testing. He also has been part of GMP, GLP, CPCSEA and American Association for Laboratory Animal Care (AALAC) accreditation of animal facilities.

Before joining NIAB, Dr. Hole worked at the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD; 2011-2017), Hyderabad, where he established CDFD’s animal facility. At NIAB, Dr. Hole will be working towards establishing and operationalizing a state-of-the-art animal facility to support high standard research to benefit livestock health in the country.

Awards, honors and fellowships:
  1. CPCSEA nominee for Institutional Animal Ethics Committees, and for animal house inspections

  2. Certification on Scientific Efficiency for veterinary vaccine manufacturing, toxicity, bioassay and testing,  Food and Drug administration (FDA), 2008

  3. Training on facility planning, logistic and technological solutions for laboratory animal facilities, FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology Foundation - European Institute of Oncology, Milano, Italy, 2012

  4. Attended the Federation of Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA) Category-C recommended International Course on Laboratory Animal Science, 2013

  5. Member - Laboratory Animal Scientists Association (LASA), Indian Society for the Advancement in Veterinary Clinical and Preventive Medicine (ISVM), Laboratory Animal Scientists Association of India (LASAI)

Conferences / Seminars / Workshops attended:

  1. Animal Welfare and Alternatives to Experimentation in Biomedical Research, World Laboratory Animal Day, National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, 2016

  2. Animals in Research and Tastings-A cross talk between relevance and Ethics, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, 2015

  3. Recent Practices for the Improvement of Animal Welfare, World Laboratory Animal Day, National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, 2015

  4. Promotion of Animal Research, Welfare and Harmonization of Laboratory Animal Science, Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Navi Mumbai, 2015

  5. Alternatives to Animals in Research, CPCSEA, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Government of India, New Delhi, 2014

  6. Laboratory Animal Medicine and Management, LASA and CPCSEA, Hyderabad, 2013

  7. Animal Heath, Well-being and Quality - The role of IAEC, LASAI & CPCSEA, Hyderabad, 2012

  8. Health Monitoring of Laboratory Animals, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 2012

  9. Conference on Current Perspectives and Future Challenges in Laboratory Animal Management, Bangalore, 2007
  10. Rational use of Animals in Research, Hyderabad, 2006

Mission & Vision

Mission: Development of sustainable and  globally competitive livestock industry through innovative technology.

Vision: To demonstrate excellence in promoting and commercializing leads in biotechnology and to produce globally competitive livestock products, pharmaceuticals and biologicals for animal health care.

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