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Dr. Harry Hariharan

Pathobiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, St. George's University

Brief Biography:

Name: Harry Hariharan
E-Mail: hhariharan@sgu.edu
Website: www.sgu.edu

Academic Qualifications:

1. BVSc; University of Kerala (India); Veterinary Medicine
2. DVSM; University of Edinburgh (U.K.); Veterinary State Medicine & Public Health
3. MSc; University of Guelph (Canada); Veterinary Bacteriology & Mycology, Epid. (Zoonoses)
4. PhD; University of Guelph (Canada) (Year of completion: 1976); Bacteriology, Epidemiology


Academic positions:

Employment History:

1. July 1, 2007 onwards:  Professor, St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine, Grenada, West Indies. Responsibilities include teaching Bacteriology & Mycology (Course Director) to DVM students, research, establishing graduate courses, graduate student supervision, and diagnostic bacteriology. Also, serving several research committees.

Winner of the Pfizer Award for Research Excellence, 2009.
Winner of Teaching Excellence Award, St. George’s University, 2006 (Visiting Professor)

Previous employments:

1. 1996 - June 2007:  Professor (1988 - 1996: Associate Professor),  Bacteriology, Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of  P.E.I., Charlottetown, Canada                                                               

Responsibilities included teaching in the DVM and graduate programs, diagnostic bacteriology, research, supervision of graduate students, and participation in MSc and PhD examination committees. Also, Served the Board of Scientific Reviewers for American Journal of Veterinary Research (AVMA) 2002-2005. Winner of UPEI Academic Scholarly Achievement Merit Award, 2004.
2. 1986-1988: Senior Lecturer, Microbiology, Department of Disease Control, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia.
1984-1986: Post doctoral Fellow, Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri, USA           
4. 1983-1984: Microbiologist/ Veterinary Officer for the  Division of Animal Health, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome.       
5. 1982-1983: Microbiologist, Department of Microbiology, Sarabhai Research Center, Baroda, India
6. 1979-1981: Microbiologist (Bacteriology) for the Division of Animal Health, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome.
7. 1977-1979: Microbiologist/Scientist, Research Department, Division of Infectious Diseases, Ciba-Geigy Ltd.  Basel, Switzerland


Research interests:

Veterinary Medicine


Any other information:


1. Drake M (MSc student), Amadi V, Zieger U, Johnson R, Hariharan H (corresponding author). 2012. Prevalence of Salmonella spp. in cane toads (Bufo marinus) from Grenada, West Indies, and their antimicrobial susceptibility. Zoonoses & Public Health (Accepted for publication).
2. Peterson R (MSc student), Matthew V, Chappell, Davies R, Parker R, Sharma R, Hariharan H. 2012. Salmonella serotypes and antimicrobial susceptibilities in isolates from Blue Land Crabs (Cardisoma guanhumi) in Grenada, West Indies. Vet Rec. (Submitted).
3. Ganchingco JR (MSc student), Kumar K, Stone D, Matthew V, Stratton G, Sharma R, Hariharan H (corresponding author). 2012. Campylobacter coli and C. jejuni isolated from farmed pigs in Grenada, West Indies and their antimicrobial resistance patterns. Trop Anim Helath Prod. (Submitted).
4. Chikweto A, Tiwari K, Kumthekar S, Stone D, Louison B, Thomas D, Sharma R, Hariharan H. (corresponding author). 2012. Serologic detection of antibodies to Brucella spp. using a commercial ELISA in cattle in Grenada, West Indies. Trop Anim Helath Prod. (submitted).
5. Hariharan H, Rodriguez A, Hariharan S. 2011. Update on Guillain-Barre Syndrome-like conditions in animals. WMC Vet Medicine 2011; 2 (6):1-9.
6. Rodriguez AI, Hariharan H, Nimrod S. 2011. Occurrence and antimicrobial drug resistance of potential bacterial pathogens from shellfish, including queen conchs (Strombus gigas) and whelks (Cittarium pica) in Grenada. WMC Microbiology 2011;2(5):WMC001943:1-11.
7. Sabarinath A, Tiwari KP, DeAllie C, Belot G, Vanpee G, Matthew R, Sharma R, Hariharan H. 2011. Antimicrobial resistance and phylogenetic groups of commensal Escherichia coli isolates from healthy pigs in Grenada.  WMC Vet Medicine 2011;2(5)WMC001942:1-10.
8. Hariharan H, Matthew V, Fountain J, Snell A, Doherty D, King B, Shemer E, Oliveira, S, Sharma RN. 2011. Aerobic bacteria from mucous membranes, ear canals, and skin wounds of feral cats in Grenada, and the antimicrobial drug susceptibility of major isolates. Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis. (Elsevier) 34:129-134.
9. Miller RS, Behringer M, Hariharan H, Matthew V, Oyarzabal OA. 2010. DNA identification and characterization of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli strains isolated from chickens in Grenada. J Appl Microbiol. 108: 1041-1049.
10. Hariharan H, Sharma S, Chikweto, A, Matthew V, DeAllie C. 2009. Antimicrobial drug resistance as determined by the E-test in Campylobacter jejuni, C. coli, and C. lari isolates from the ceca of broiler and layer chickens in Grenada. Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis. 32:21-28.
11. Hariharan H, Brathwaite-Sylvester E, Matthew V. 2009. Clinical isolates of bacteria from domestic cats in Grenada. West Ind Vet J. 9:14-16.
12. Hariharan H, Brathwaite-Sylvester E, Matthew V. 2009. Antimicrobial susceptibility of clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from dogs in Grenada. West Ind Vet J. 9:1-3.
13. Hariharan H, Brathwaite-Sylvester E, Matthew V. 2012. Bacterial isolates from urinary tract infections in dogs in Grenada, and their antibiotic susceptibility. West Ind Vet J. (submitted after revision).
14. Bhaiyat MI, Hariharan H, Chikweto A, Brathwaite e, Matthew V, Burnette J, Oliveira S. 2009. Isolation of Salmonella enteritidis from thoracic fluid and abdominal mass of a cat with lymphosarcoma.  Vet Med 54:451-454.
15. Hariharan H, Oliveira S, Sharma S, Matthew V. 2008. Antimicrobial drug resistance and genetic diversity of commensal Escherichia coli from ceca of chickens in Grenada. West Ind Vet J. 8:3-10.
16. Hariharan H, Chikweto A, Bhaiyat MI, Brathwaite E, Sharma RN. 2008. Isolation of Aerococcus viridans from a hepatitis outbreak in a broiler flock in Grenada. West Ind Vet J. 8:72-76.
17. Hariharan H, Brathwaite E, Sivanandan V, Matthew V. 2008. Antibiotic susceptiblility of clinical isolates of Staphylococcus intermedius and S. aureus from dogs in Grenada. West Ind Vet J. 8:62-66.
18. Sivanandan V, Dragon L, Hariharan H, Chikweto A, Matthew V, Sharma RN. 2008. Phaeohyphomycosis of skin caused by Curvularia species fungus in a dog in Grenada. West Ind Vet J. 8:81-83.
19. Mofya S, Sharma RN, Stone D, Hariharan H, Pensick A, Baffa A, Shakai J, Doherty D. 2008. Seroepidemiological study of feline and leukaemia virus and feline immunodeficiency virus infections in domestic and feral cats in Grenada. West Ind VetJ. 8:18-22.
20. Hariharan H, Sharma S, Chikweto A, Matthew V. 2007. Enterobacteriaceae from chicken ceca in Grenada and susceptibility of Escherichia coli isolates to fluoroquinolones. West Ind Vet J. 7:8-11.


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