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, OIE Reference 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. Expert – NACA Regional Reference Laboratory for white tail disease (WTD) of prawn; OIE Expert – OIE Reference Laboratory for WTD. Member, Task Force in Aquaculture and Marine Biotechnology, DBT, Govt. of India (2012-14; 2014-17). Chairman, Board of Research Studies, Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore, TN, 2013-15).

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.

Research Areas: Aquatic animal diseases, molecular diagnostics, vaccine development, herbal and viral immunnostimulants, fish cell lines - development and applications.

Address: Associate Professor & OIE Expert, C. Abdul Hakeem College, Melvisharam, Vellore District 632509, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: (04172) 269487; Cell: 9443211604; Fax: (04172) 269487; Email: cah_sahul@hotmail.com]