Vanmathy Kasimanickam

Vanmathy Kasimanickam



Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (DACVPM). 2015.
Specialty Board Certification for the knowledge and experience in public health, food safety, epidemiology & biostatistics, infectious diseases, and environmental health & toxicology

Post Doctoral. 2004 – 2007.
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech.

Certificate of Qualification for Veterinary Licensure. 2002.
North American Veterinary Licensing Examination and Clinical Proficiency
Examination, National Examining Board, Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, Ottawa, Ontario

Master of Science in Reproductive Physiology. 2000.
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
Thesis title: Adding exogenous lipids into boar spermatozoa alter their functions.

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc / DVM). 1991.
Madras Veterinary College, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University India.

Specialty board certification to be earned
American College of Theriogenologists board eligible candidate for 2018
American College of Animal Welfare board preparation for 2018

Research Interests

Male Reproduction: Small RNAs in canine spermatogenesis, canine male infertility and contraception, Isolation and characterization of Spermatogonial Stem Cells (SSCs) in domestic animals, Characterization of boar sperm membrane and incorporation of nano-lipids to increase their cryosurvival.

Female Reproduction: MicroRNAs and early embryogenesis, protein markers and early embryonic development in economically important livestock species, reproductive diseases with devastating economic consequences etc.

General: Genetic and epigenetic aspects of domestic animal reproduction and integrated approaches to functional genomics.

Select Publications
  • Kasimanickam V, Kastelic J. (2016) MicroRNA in sperm from Duroc, Landrace and Yorkshire boars Sci Rep. 6:32954. doi: 10.1038/srep32954. PMID: 27597569 PMCID: PMC5011730
  • Kasimanickam VR (2016) Expression of retinoic acid metabolizing enzymes, ALDH1A1, ALDH1A2, ALDH1A3, CYP26A1, CYP26B1 and CYP26C1 in canine testis during post-natal development Reprod Domest Anim 51(6):901-909. doi: 10.1111/rda.12756. Epub 2016 Aug 28. PMID: 27569851 PMCID:
  • Kasimanickam V, Kastelic J. (2016) Circulating cell-free mature microRNAs and their target gene prediction in bovine metritis. Sci Rep 6:29509. doi: 10.1038/srep29509. PMID: 27404038 PMCID: PMC4941693
  • 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, 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
  • 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 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 PMCID:
  • 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 PMCID:
  • 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 PMCID:
  • 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 PMCID:

List of Publications