Dr. Swaraj Rajkhowa has joined Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) as Scientist in the year 1999. Presently he is working as a Principal Scientist in Animal Health Section of ICAR-National Research Centre on Pig, Rani, Guwahati, Assam, India. He did his Ph.D. from Assam Agricultural University in the year 2005. He did his Post Doctoral studies from internationally reputed institutes like Cornell University, New York, USA and University of California, Irvine, USA where he has used advanced molecular tools like MLST, SLST, SNP and DNA Microarray technology for his post-doctoral research. His area of interest is molecular epidemiology and molecular diagnostics of infectious diseases of animal origin most particularly the diseases which are transmitted from animals to man and vice versa (zoonotic diseases). He has worked extensively on zoonotic diseases of animals most particularly on diseases that are transmitted from pigs to humans. He has been actively involved in the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases since last 16 years. He has published more than 90 research papers in peer reviewed national and international journals of repute, acted as reviewer of several national and international journals, guided Masters Degree and Ph.D. students and acted as external examiner of both Masters and Ph.D. students. In addition, he has handled several externally funded projects as principal investigator besides working as principal investigator of regular institute funded projects. He is also recipient of several prestigious awards like DBT (Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India) Overseas award (two times), INSA (Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi) Visiting Scientist Fellowship award, NAAS (National Academy of Agricultural Sciences) Associate award, Bharat Jyoti Award, Who’s Who (Marquis) in the World etc.
management of infectious diseases of livestock, development of molecular diagnostics and molecular epidemiology of zoonotic diseases of porcine origin.