Ram Kasimanickam

Ram Kasimanickam

Diplomate American College of Theriogenology

Office Phone: 509-335-6060



2002, Doctor in Veterinary Science, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Canada 
1991, Bachelor in Veterinary Science, Madras Veterinary College, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, 

Research Interests

Improving bull and cow fertility with a population and genomic based approach, embryonic and placental development

Animal models to study intrauterine growth restriction, premature delivery, and postnatal reproductive performances

Publications on PubMed

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  • Whittier WD, Currin JF, Schramm H, Holland S, Kasimanickam RK. (2013) Fertility in Angus cross beef cows following 5-day CO-Synch + CIDR or 7-day CO-Synch + CIDR estrus synchronization and timed artificial insemination. Theriogenology. 80(9):963-9. doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2013.07.019. Epub 2013 Sep 14. PMID: 24041825
  • Kasimanickam VR, Kasimanickam RK, Rogers HA. (2013) Immunolocalization of retinoic acid receptor-alpha, -beta, and -gamma, in bovine and canine sperm. Theriogenology 79(6):1010-8. doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2013.01.011. Epub 2013 Mar 7. PMID: 23465288
  • Kasimanickam VR, Kasimanickam RK, Kastelic JP, Stevenson JS. (2013) Associations of adiponectin and fertility estimates in Holstein bulls. Theriogenology 79(5):766-77.e1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2012.12.001. Epub 2013 Jan 9. PMID: 23312718
  • Kasimanickam VR, Kasimanickam RK. (2013) Retinoic acid signaling biomarkers after treatment with retinoic acid and retinoic acid receptor alpha antagonist (Ro 41-5253) in canine testis: an in vitro organ culture study. Theriogenology 79(1):10-6. doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2012.09.001. Epub 2012 Oct 25. PMID: 23102850
  • Kasimanickam VR, Kasimanickam RK. (2013) Expression of CYP26b1 and related retinoic acid signalling molecules in young, peripubertal and adult dog testis Reprod Domest Anim. 48(1):171-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0531.2012.02125.x. Epub 2012 Jun 20. PMID: 22712632
  • Kasimanickam RK, Ranjan A, Asokan GV, Kasimanickam VR, Kastelic JP. (2013) Prevention and treatment of biofilms by hybrid- and nanotechnologies. Int J Nanomedicine. 8:2809-19. doi: 10.2147/IJN.S44100. Epub 2013 Aug 2. PMID: 23946652 PMCID: PMC3739460
  • Kasimanickam RK, Kasimanickam VR, Olsen JR, Jeffress EJ, Moore DA, Kastelic JP. (2013) Associations among serum pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines, metabolic mediators, body condition, and uterine disease in postpartum dairy cows. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 11:103. doi: 10.1186/1477-7827-11-103. PMID: 24209779 PMCID: PMC3830449
  • Asokan GV, Kasimanickam RK, Asokan V. (2013) Surveillance, response systems, and evidence updates on emerging zoonoses: the role of one health. Infect Ecol Epidemiol 3. doi: 10.3402/iee.v3i0.21386. eCollection 2013. PMID: 24363836 PMCID: PMC3864162
  • Kasimanickam VR, Kasimanickam RK, Dernell WS. (2014) Dysregulated microRNA clusters in response to retinoic acid and CYP26B1 inhibitor induced testicular function in dogs. PLoS One. 9(6):e99433. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0099433. eCollection 2014. PMID: 24911586 PMCID: PMC4049822
  • Kasimanickam RK, Firth P, Schuenemann GM, Whitlock BK, Gay JM, Moore DA, Hall JB, Whittier WD. (2014) Effect of the first GnRH and two doses of PGF2alpha in a 5-day progesterone-based CO-Synch protocol on heifer pregnancy. Theriogenology 81(6):797-804. doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2013.12.023. Epub 2014 Jan 4. PMID: 24485555