Dr. A.G. Ponniah
Fellow, Elected 2013

Born in Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India on 7 April 1952. Educated at Madras Christian College High School, Chennai, 1965-67; Madras Christian College, Chennai, 1967-71, B.Sc. (Zoology) 1971; Centre of Advanced Studies in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Portnova, M.Sc. (Marine Biology) 1974; Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Ph.D. 1978.

Scientist, 1978-84; Senior Scientist, 1984-88, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi; Principal Scientist, 1988-97, Director, 1997-2001, National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow; Programme Leader of Biodiversity and Genetic Resources Programme, 2001-04; Discipline Leader of Aquaculture and Genetic Resources, 2004-2006, Coordinator of International Network of Genetics and Aquaculture (INGA), WorldFish Centre, Penang, Malaysia.Director, Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai, 2006-14; ICAR Emeritus Scientist, 2014 onwards.

Awards/Honours: Dr. V.G. Jhingran Swaran Padak Gold Medal

Fellow: Marine Biological Association of India; BIOVED Society; NATCON; Academy of Environmental Biology; Association of Aquaculturists; Society of Biosciences; Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Research Areas: Aquaculture, conservation, alien species, genetics, environment management

Address: 933, Ground Floor, Snowdrops, 10th Street, 'H' Block, Anna Nagar West, Chennai 600040, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Res. (044) 26161232, Cell: 9445019555; Email: agponniah@gmail.com]