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Dr.S.R.Krupesha Sharma

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Role:Principal Scientist & Head-in-charge, MBFNHD
Focus of Research:
  • Fish and Shell Fish Pathobiology
  • Innovations in open sea cage farming

After obtaining masters in Veterinary Pathology in 1992, served as Assistant Professor of Veterinary Pathology at the College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Kerala Agricultural University, Trissur from 1994 to 1997 before joining as Scientist at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (ICAR), Kochi. Worked at the Calicut Research Centre of CMFRI from 1997 to 2008, Vizhinjam Research Centre from 2008 to 2009 and Karwar Research Centre from 2009 to 2016. Presently working at CMFRI head quarters, Kochi. Awarded Ph.D from Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar during the year 2008 in the subject of veterinary Pathology for the thesis entitled Pathobiological studies of Vibrio alginolyticus biofilm on the defense functions and disease resistance in Giant tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) Current research thrust is on isolation, identification and characterization of marine fish pathogens, development of diagnostics and marine cage aquaculture.

  • PhD  2008 Karnataka Veterinary, Animal & Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar
  • M. V. Sc  1992  Kerala Agricultural University, Trissur
  • B. V. Sc 1989 University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
Current Research Projects
No Title Funded By
1 Health Management in selected finfish and shellfish for mariculture and aquariculture CMFRI
2 Aquatic feed biotechnology for mariculture and aquaculture CMFRI
3 Innovations in sea cage farming and coastal mariculture CMFRI
4 Flow of matter through trophic levels and biogeochemical cycle in marine and estuarine eco systems MoES
Awards & Recognitions:
  • Member, Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists
  • Founder Member, Society for  Immunology and Immunopathology
  • Member, Marine Biological Association of India


Best 5 Publications:

1. S.R. Krupesha Sharma, K.M. Shankar, M.L. Sathyanarayana, A.K. Sahoo, Rajreddy Patil, H.D. Narayanaswamy and Suguna Rao (2010) Evaluation of immune response and resistance to diseases in tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon fed with biofilm of Vibrio alginolyticus. Fish Shellfish Immunol., 29: 724-732
2. S. R. Krupesha Sharma, K. M. Shankar, M. L. Sathyanarayana, Raj Reddy Patil, H. D. Narayana Swamy andSuguna Rao (2011) Development of biofilm of Vibrio alginolyticus for oral immunostimulation of shrimp. Aquacult. Int., (2011) 19:421–430
3. Rajreddy Patil, K.M. Shankar, S.R. Krupesha Sharma, Amod Kulkarni, Prakash Patil, B. Naveen Kumar and A.K. Sahoo (2011) Epitope analysis of white spot syndrome virus of Penaeus monodon by in vivo neutralization assay employing a panel of monoclonal antibodies. Fish Shellfish Immunol., 30 (2011) 1007-1013
4. Sulumane Ramachandra Krupesha Sharma, Gaurav Rathore, Dev K Verma, Narasimhulu Sadhu and Kuttickal Kuriakose Philipose (2013) Vibrio alginolyticus infection in Asian seabass (Lates calcarifer, Bloch) reared in open sea floating cages in India. Aquacult. Res., 44, 86–92
5. A K Sahoo, P C Thakur, K M Shankar, C V Mohan, S R Krupesha Sharma and F Corsin (2013) Histopathological findings on innate responses of white spot disease positive Penaeus monodon (Fabricius) under semi-intensive culture. J. Fish. Dis., doi:10.1111/jfd.12209

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