Dr. Pramoda Kumar Sahoo
Fellow, Elected 2016

Born in Cuttack, Odisha, India on 4 May 1965. Educated at Bhagabati Vidyapitha, Sukleswar, 1974-80; Salipur College, Salipur, 1982; College of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry, OUAT, Bhubaneswar, 1983-87; Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, 1989-91; B.V.Sc. & A.H. 1987; M.V.Sc. 1991; Ph.D. 2000.

ICAR National Fellow, ICAR - Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, 2011 to date.

Scientist, Senior Scientist & Principal Scientist, ICAR - Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, 1993 to date.

Awards/Honours: SERC visiting Fellowship, 1998 of DST, New Delhi at Institute of Pathology, New Delhi; Young Scientist Award of Asian Fisheries Society, Indian Branch, 1999; Best young Scientist, CIFA, Bhubaneswar, 1999; Young Scientist Award, Prof. Hiralal Chaudhuri Fisheries Foundation, Mumbai, 2001; Department of Biotechnology Overseas Award to work at Institute for Animal Health, UK, 2001; ICAR Jawaharlal Nehru Award for best Ph. D. thesis, 2001; Varsha Award, Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists, 2004; Best Indian Fisheries Scientist, Professional Fisheries Graduates Forum, Mumbai, 2004; Samanta Chandrasekhara Award, Orissa Vigyan Academy, Bhubaneswar, 2006; ICAR National Fellow, 2011; Professor H.P.C. Shetty Award for excellence in fisheries research and development, Asian Fisheries Society, Indian Branch, 2011; Dr(s). Nemi Chand Jain and Jawahar Lal Vegad Award, Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists, 2012; Best Research Group Award, ICAR-CIFA, 2012; Best Scientist Award, ICAR-CIFA, 2013; Pillay Aquaculture Award, Pillay Aquaculture Foundation, 2014.

Research Areas: Fish health management, host-pathogen interaction, diagnostics, vaccine development

Address: Principal Scientist & ICAR National Fellow, ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Kausalyaganga, Bhubaneswar 751002, Odisha; C2/303, Radhika Tower, Tankapani Road, Bhubaneswar 751018, Odisha; [Tel: Off. (0674) 2465446; Res. (0674) 2434120, Cell: 9437015120; Fax: (0674) 2465407; Email: pksahoo1@hotmail.com; pksahoo1@rediffmail.com]