Dr. A. Sait Sahul Hameed
Fellow, Elected 2017

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.

Associate Professor (Rtd.), Coordinator, Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory, 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.

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: (04172) 269487; (Res.): (04172) 233730; Cell: 9443211604; Fax: (04172) 269487; Email: cah_sahul@hotmail.com]