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Dr.Sekar Megarajan

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Role:Senior Scientist
Focus of Research:
  • Breeding and seed production of marine finfishes
  • Fish molecular endocrinology
  • Fish molecular genetics

I have graduated in fisheries science from TANUVAS, and then obtained master degree in Fish Genetics and Biotechnology and PhD in Fish Nutrition and Biochemistry from CIFE. Before joining CMFRI in 2013, I have served for two years in Transasia Bio-Medicals Ltd, Mumbai in the area of immunology for development of diagnostic kits for human infectious disease. Presently, I am working as scientist in mariculture division, where I am mainly involved in breeding and seed production of marine finfishes, especially Orange spotted grouper and Indian pompano and also working on live feed culture for marine finfishes. 

  • PhD     2011    Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE)
  • MFSc 2006    Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE)
  • BFSc  2003    Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences university (TANUVAS)
Current Research Projects
No Title Funded By
1 Development and standardization of seed production technologies for selected high value finfishes and shellfishes CMFRI
2 Innovations in sea cage farming & coastal mariculture CMFRI
3 Genetics, genomics and biotechnological applications in mariculture and fishery resources management CMFRI
Awards & Recognitions:
  • 2008 Awarded Kanazawa Research Fellowship from Asian Fisheries Society. 


Best 5 Publications:

1. Suresh, E., Tiwari, V. K., Sekar, M., Sankar, M and Kathirvelpandian, A. 2013. Genetic structure of populations of Mugil cephalus using RAPD markers. African Journal of Biotechnology. 12 (44), 6262-6266.
2. Sekar, M., Sigh, S. D and Gupta,S. 2014. Cloning and Characterization of Pangasianodonhypophthalmus Growth Hormone Gene and its Heterologous Expression. Appl Biochem Biotechnol. (DOI 10.1007/s12010-014-0946-7)
3. Suresh E., Reddy A. K., Krishna, G., Sharma, R., Chaudhari, A., Sankar, M., Sekar, M and Kathirvelpandian A. 2014. Microsatellite DNA analysis of giant freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) from India, 7 pages. The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh,[MS IJA_66.1070]

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