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.

Research areas:

  • Aquaculture Biotechnology
  • Molecular diagnosis and pathogenesis fish and shell fish disease
  • Genomics

Current Research Projects:

Funded By
1 Poverty alleviation through prevention and future control of the two major socioeconomically-important diseases in Asian aquaculture DBT
2Whole Genome sequencing of Indian white shrimp Penaeus indicus ICAR
3Biotechnological interventions and application of bioinformatic tools for improvement of brackishwater fish and shellfish ICAR

About Me

Dr. M. Shashi Shekhar

Designation: Principal Scientist & Scientist-In-Charge, NGBD
Discipline: Biotechnology (Animal Sciences)
Division: Nutrition, Genetics and Biotechnology Division
Specialization: Animal Sciences

Contact Me

Phone: +91- 044 - 24618817 Ext:429
Fax: +91- 044 - 24610311
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  • UNESCO/BAC Fellowship.
  • DBT overseas associateship 2006-07

  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.

  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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