Shashi Shekhar. M. Dr


Dr. M. Shashi Shekhar.
Designation : Principal Scientist
Discipline : Biotechnology (Animal Sciences)
Division : Nutrition, Genetics and Biotechnology Division
Specialization : Animal Sciences
Research areas:
  • Aquaculture Biotechnology
  • Molecular diagnosis and pathogenesis fish and shell fish disease
  • Genomics
Brief profile:

After taking masters in Animal Biotechnology in 1990 and PhD in Biotechnology in 2005 I am working in CIBA since 1994 on Aquaculture Biotechnology. I currently work in division of __ Nutrition Genetics and Biotechnology in CIBA. My main interests are to study host pathogen interactions related to shrimp and fish diseases , molecular diagnostics, molecular genetics, genomics and transgenics.

Current Research Projects (3 important ones):
NoTitle Funded By
1 Poverty alleviation through prevention and future control of the two major socioeconomically-important diseases in Asian aquacultureDBT
2Whole Genome sequencing of Indian white shrimp Penaeus indicusICAR
3Biotechnological interventions and application of bioinformatic tools for improvement of brackishwater fish and shellfishICAR

Recognitions (National & international level) :

  • UNESCO/BAC Fellowship.
  • DBT overseas associateship 2006-07
Best 5 Publications during the career:
  1. M.S. Shekhar, J. Kiruthika, S. Rajesh, A.G. Ponniah (2014). High salinity induced expression profiling of differentially expressed genes in shrimp (Penaeus monodon). Molecular Biology Reports. Volume 41, Issue 9, pp 6275-6289.
  2. Shekhar M. S., Sahoo P.K., Dillikumar M., Abhilipsa Das (2011). Cloning, expression and sequence analysis of Macrobrachium rosenbergii nodavirus genes: Indian isolate. Aquaculture Research, 42, (12), 1778-1788.
  3. Shekhar, M.S., DilliKumar & G. Gopikrishna (2010). Development of immunodot blot assay for detection of white spot syndrome virus infection in shrimps (Penaeus monodon). Aquaculture Research 41: (11) 1683–1690.
  4. Shekhar M.S and Yuanan Lu (2009). Application of Nucleic-acid-based Therapeutics for Viral Infections in Shrimp Aquaculture. Mar Biotechnol 11:1–9.
  5. Shekhar M.S. and Ravichandran, P.(2007). Comparison of white spot syndrome virus structural gene sequences from India with those at GenBank. Aquaculture Research, 38, 321-324.
Best 3 Publications during last 3 years:
  1. M.S. Shekhar, A. Gomathi, G Gopikrishna, A.G. Ponniah (2015). Gene expression profiling in gill tissues of White spot syndrome virus infected black tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon by DNA microarray. Virus Disease, 26 (1), pp 9-18.
  2. M.S. Shekhar, A.G. Ponniah (2015). Recent insights into host pathogen interaction in white spot syndrome virus infected penaeid shrimp. Journal of Fish Diseases. 38 (7), 599–612
  3. M.S. Shekhar, J. Kiruthika, A.G. Ponniah (2013). Identification and expression analysis of differentially expressed genes from shrimp (Penaeus monodon) in response to low salinity stress. Fish & Shellfish Immunology Volume 35, Issue 6, 1957–1968
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