Dr. A. Sait Sahul Hameed

Born in Sathyamangalam, Erode District, Tamilnadu on 1 May 1960. Educated in Government High School, Kavindapadi, Erode District, 1971-77. Graduated at Islamiah College, Vaniyambadi, University of Madras, Chennai, 1982; Post graduate at the New College, University of Madras, Chennai, 1984; M.Phil, 1985; Ph.D. at Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala, 1991; D.Sc. at Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamilnadu, 2020.

Associate Professor (Rtd.), Coordinator, Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory, (NABL Accredited – ISO 17025:2017), C. Abdul Hakeem College, Melvisharam, Vellore District, Tamilnadu, 1990 to date.

Lecturer, Department of Zoology, C.Abdul Hakeem College, 1990-95; Lecturer (Senior Scale), 1995-99; Reader, 1999-2006; Associate Professor, 2006. Retired on April, 2018. Coordinator, AAHL, 2018 to till date. Expert - NACA Regional Reference Laboratory for white tail disease (WTD) of prawn; OIE Expert - OIE Reference Laboratory for WTD. Co-Chair/Member, Task Force in Aquaculture and Marine Biotechnology, DBT, Govt. of India (2012-14; 2014-17; 2018 to till date). Chairman, Board of Research Studies, Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore, TN, 2013-15). Chair, Study Group, Nodaviridae, International Committee of Taxonomy of Viruses.

Awards/Honours: DBT National Biotechnology Associateship, 1995; Dr.M.S.Swaminathan Award (Professional Fisheries Graduates Forum), 2005; Tamiladu Scientist Award (Govt. of Tamilnadu), 2008; Tata Innovation Fellowship (DBT, Govt. of India), 2013; Tamilnadu Senior Sceintist Award (Government of Tamilnadu), 2016; Designated as OIE Expert; Chair, Study Group, Nodaviridae/Sarthorviridae by International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses.

Research Areas: Aquatic animal diseases, molecular diagnostics, vaccine development, herbal and viral immunnostimulants, fish cell lines - development and applications. Established Repositories for fish cell lines and viral pathogens of aqautic animals

Address: Coordinator, Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory, Abdul Hakeem College, Melvisharam, Vellore District 632509, Tamil Nadu; A9, TNHB - Phase 2, Arcot, Vellore Dist. 632509; [Tel: Off. (04172) 269487; Res. (04172) 233730; Cell: 9443211604; Fax: (04172) 269487; Email: cah_sahul@hotmail.com]