Dr Sujeet Kumar, Scientist

ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture

Email: sujeetmicrobiol@gmail.com


I joined the scientific service in 2008 and have since worked on diverse areas of aquatic microbiology and aquatic diseases. This has included understanding the virulence of bacterial pathogens, quorum sensing, and bacterial toxins. Presently, I am seeking to understand the lytic and lysogenic phages of aquatic origin and their role in controlling luminescent vibriosis in shrimp hatcheries. I have worked on pond microbial ecosystems and their manipulation using biofloc and periphyton-based systems. I have more than 30 publications in peer reviewed journals and serve as reviewer for journals including Aquaculture, Aquaculture Research and Aquaculture International.


  • Invertebrate and finfish diseases in brackishwater aquaculture and development of prophylactic and therapeutic strategies.
  • Development of diagnostics and vaccines for sustainable aquaculture.
  • National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases.


Contact details

ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture
#75 Santhome High Road, Raja Annamalai Puram
Chennai 600028, Tamil Nadu
Mobile: +91 (44) 24618817
Fax: +91 (44) 24610311
Email: sujeetmicrobiol@gmail.com