• Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Hon. DG ICAR and Secretary, DARE is handing over hatchery produced seabass seeds to farming women during his visit to CIBA
    Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Hon. DG ICAR and Secretary, DARE is handing over hatchery produced seabass seeds to farming women during his visit to CIBA
  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Science and Technology, Environment, Forests, Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences visited CIBA Stall at 3rd India International Science Festival – 2017
    Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Science and Technology, Environment, Forests, Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences visited CIBA Stall at 3rd India International Science Festival – 2017
  • ICAR-CIBA and TNFU join hands for sustainable development of aquaculture
    ICAR-CIBA and TNFU join hands for sustainable development of aquaculture
  • Brackishwater cage farming of seabass fish harvest at Vennangupattu village
    Brackishwater cage farming of seabass fish harvest at Vennangupattu village
  • ICAR-CIBA receiving prize for its Hindi magazine
    ICAR-CIBA receiving prize for its Hindi magazine "Jal Tarang" at 89th Foundation day celebrations of ICAR on 16th July 2017
  • CIBA’s Desi Shrimp Feed Technology Transfer with Sri Sathvika Aqua Agro Industries Private Limited, Ongole, for the shrimp feed mill and Vannami Plus technology, an ARYA initiatives from CIBA
    CIBA’s Desi Shrimp Feed Technology Transfer with Sri Sathvika Aqua Agro Industries Private Limited, Ongole, for the shrimp feed mill and Vannami Plus technology, an ARYA initiatives from CIBA
  • An entrepreneur cheerfully holding a bag of hatchery produced milkfish seeds during the event of seed release
    An entrepreneur cheerfully holding a bag of hatchery produced milkfish seeds during the event of seed release
  • Dr. E.G. Silas, Founder Director CIBA & Former V.C, KAU unveiling the logo SCAFi on August 26, 2017 at Headquarters, Chennai
    Dr. E.G. Silas, Founder Director CIBA & Former V.C, KAU unveiling the logo SCAFi on August 26, 2017 at Headquarters, Chennai
  • Shri. Radha Mohan Singh, Hon. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare releases the products developed by ICAR-CIBA during 89th ICAR foundation day celebrations in New Delhi
    Shri. Radha Mohan Singh, Hon. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare releases the products developed by ICAR-CIBA during 89th ICAR foundation day celebrations in New Delhi
  • Farm reared mud crab, Scylla serrta: a potential candidate for lucrative brackishwater farming
    Farm reared mud crab, Scylla serrta: a potential candidate for lucrative brackishwater farming
  • Pond reared Mystus cat fish, Mystud gulio using captive bred seed in KRC, CIBA, West Bengal
    Pond reared Mystus cat fish, Mystud gulio using captive bred seed in KRC, CIBA, West Bengal
  • Non invasive sampling of gonads of milkfish broodstock at CIBA, Muttukadu – a skilled expertise in captive breeding of milkfish
    Non invasive sampling of gonads of milkfish broodstock at CIBA, Muttukadu – a skilled expertise in captive breeding of milkfish
  • Scanning electron micrograph of microsporidian parasite Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) of shrimp, continue to be disease of concern for shrimp farming in India
    Scanning electron micrograph of microsporidian parasite Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) of shrimp, continue to be disease of concern for shrimp farming in India
  • Pond reared Milkfish, Chanos chanos during sampling in Andhra Pradesh
    Pond reared Milkfish, Chanos chanos during sampling in Andhra Pradesh
  • Farmed vannamei shrimp with black gill disease is further screened for other OIE listed pathogens at National Referral Laboratory for Brackishwater Aquatic Animal Diseases, ICAR-CIBA .
    Farmed vannamei shrimp with black gill disease is further screened for other OIE listed pathogens at National Referral Laboratory for Brackishwater Aquatic Animal Diseases, ICAR-CIBA .
  • Pond reared mud crab ready for marketing in the hands of tribal women at Sorlagondi village, Nagayalanka, Andhra Pradesh
    Pond reared mud crab ready for marketing in the hands of tribal women at Sorlagondi village, Nagayalanka, Andhra Pradesh
  • Seabass nursery rearing demonstration at Onjal village, Navsari, Gujrat
    Seabass nursery rearing demonstration at Onjal village, Navsari, Gujrat
  • Vannamei shrimp
    Vannamei shrimp
  • Nurserry rearing of seabass fry in hapas with active participation of women farmers at Pazhaverkadu, Tamil Nadu
    Nurserry rearing of seabass fry in hapas with active participation of women farmers at Pazhaverkadu, Tamil Nadu
  • Pile of farm-reared seabass harvested from pond in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh using hatchery produced seeds
    Pile of farm-reared seabass harvested from pond in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh using hatchery produced seeds

  Scientific-Staff 

ezhilpraveen 
Ezhil Praveena.P. Ms. Dr
Designation : Scientis
Discipline : Veterinary Pathology
Division : Aquatic Animal Health and Environment Division
Specialization : Fish Pathology
Research areas:
  • Sequential Pathology and Pathogenesis studies
  • Shrimp and fish disease diagnosis
Brief profile:

After taking masters in Veterinary Pathology in 2001 and PhD in Veterinary Pathology in 2006 I am working in CIBA since 2008 on Aquatic Animal Health. I currently work in division of Aquatic Animal Health and environment Division in CIBA. I have interests in disease diagnostic studies pertaining to pathology and pathogenesis

Current Research Projects (3 important ones):

NoTitle Funded By
1 Histological and Enzymatic changes in IHHNV infection in shrimpsInstitute
2National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal DiseasesNFDB
3 Development of white spot syndrome virus free shrimp brooders for seed production: using indigenous shrimp Penaeus indicus as a modelDBT

Recognitions (National & international level) :
  • National Scholarship Scheme from the Education Department, Tamil Nadu Government in the year 1990.
  • Dr. Ramaraksha Kiran Shukla Award best M.V.Sc. Research work in Veterinary Pathology by the Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists(IAVP) in the year 2002.
  • Prof. Patri Rama Rao award for the best Ph.D. research work in Veterinary Pathology by the Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists in the year 2007.
  • Best Poster award- Second Prize, Molecular characterization of Vibrio alginolyticus isolated from brackishwater environment using RAPD and ERIC- PCR at the XXI annual convention of the Indian society for Veterinary Immunology and Biotechnology held at Madras Veterinary College, Chennai from 17th -19th July, 2014.
  • Chief Guest Dr. (Mrs.) Manju Sharma award for the best M. V. Sc. student in Pathology by Tamil Nadu Veterinary and animal Sciences University in the year 2002.
  • K.P.P. Nair memorial award for the best M. V. Sc. student in the subject of Applied Statistics by Tamil Nadu Veterinary and animal Sciences University in the year 2002.
Best 5 Publications during the career:
  1. Ezhil Praveena, P., Sivakumar Periasamy, Kumar, A. A. and Nem Singh. (2014) Pathology of Experimental Infection by Pasteurella Multocida Serotype A 1 in Buffalo Calves. Veterinary Pathology. 51: 1109-1112.
  2. Sindhupriya, M., Saravanan, S., Otta, S. K., Amarnath, B. C., Arulraj, R., Bhuvaneswari, T., Praveena, E.P., Jithendran, K.P. and Ponniah, A.G., (2014).White spot syndrome virus (WSSV) genome stability maintained over six passages through three different penaeid shrimp species. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 111: 23-29.
  3. Otta, S. K, Arulraj R, Praveena E. P, Manivel R, Panigrahi A, Bhuvaneswari T, Ravichandran P, Jithendran KP, Ponniah AG. (2014). Association of dual viral infection with mortality of Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) in culture ponds in India. Virus Disease. 25: 63-68.
  4. Ezhil Praveena, P., Sivakumar Periasamy, Kumar A.A. and Nem Singh. (2010). Cytokine profiles, apoptosis and pathology of experimental Pasteurella multocida serotype A1 infection in mice. Veterinary Research and Communications. 31: 775–781.
Best 3 Publications during last 3 years:
  1. Ezhil Praveena, P., Sivakumar Periasamy, Kumar, A. A. and Nem Singh. (2014) Pathology of Experimental Infection by Pasteurella Multocida Serotype A 1 in Buffalo Calves. Veterinary Pathology. 51: 1109-1112.
  2. Sindhupriya, M., Saravanan, S., Otta, S. K., Amarnath, B. C., Arulraj, R., Bhuvaneswari, T., Praveena, E.P., Jithendran, K.P. and Ponniah, A.G., (2014). Effect of multiple passaging and host variation on the genotype of shrimp White spot syndrome virus (WSSV). Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 111: 23-29.
  3. Otta, S. K, Arulraj R, Praveena E. P, Manivel R, Panigrahi A, Bhuvaneswari T, Ravichandran P, Jithendran KP, Ponniah AG. (2014). Association of dual viral infection with mortality of Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) in culture ponds in India. Virus Disease. 25: 63-68.
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Director's Message...
Present day Indian shrimp farming almost entirely depends on aquaculture of exotic white shrimp, Penaeus vannamei .
Sole dependence on a single species cast doubt about the sustainability of Indian shrimp farming.
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