July 15, 2019
+91-44-24618817, 24616948
Faculty Member


Dr. M. Shashi Shekhar

Principal Scientist & SIC, NGBD
Discipline: Biotechnology (Animal Sciences)
Division: Nutrition, Genetics and Biotechnology Division
Specialization: Animal Sciences

Contact Me

Phone: +91- 044 – 24618817 Ext:301
Fax: +91- 044 – 24610311

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
2 Whole Genome sequencing of Indian white shrimp Penaeus indicus ICAR
3 Biotechnological interventions and application of bioinformatic tools for improvement of brackishwater fish and shellfish ICAR
Recognitions (National & International)


  • UNESCO/BAC Fellowship.
  • DBT overseas associateship 2006-07


Best 5 Publications during the Career



Best 3 Publications during last 3 years