Dr. Priyabrat Swain
Fellow, Elected 2019

Born in village Barapada, Astarang block, Puri district of Odisha on 18 September 1965. obtained B. V. Sc & A. H. degree from Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar in 1988 and M. V. Sc and Ph. D. degree from ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, U.P in 1991 and 1997, respectively.

Joined Agricultural Research Service on 21 July, 1993, Worked as scientist in ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute campus, Mukteswar upto June, 1998 and then working in different capacities as senior scientist (2002-2009) and Principal Scientist (2009-till date) in ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar in discipline of Veterinary Microbiology. Also became an ICAR National Fellow for two terms i.e. 2011-2016 and 2016-1018.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award 2016; ICAR Hari Om Ashram Trust Award for the biennium, 2008-2009; ICAR award for outstanding team research for the biennium, 2001-2002; ICAR award for outstanding team research for the biennium, 2003-2004; ICAR Lal Bahadur Shastri Young Scientist Award for Agricultural Research for the biennium 1997-1998; BOYSCAST Overseas Fellowship Award, 2000 by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India; Special award by Directorate of Extension, Ministry of Agriculture, New Delhi 1987; Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology Gold medal, 1988; Best Young Scientist Award 2003 by Dr Hiralal Chaudhuri Fisheries Foundation, Mumbai; World Food Day Award 2007 by Orissa Krushak Samaj, Bhubaneswar; International Nanobioteam Member 2011 by University of Copenhagen in association with Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation; Award for Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing 2017 by Elsevier-Fish and Shelfish Immunology, Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Pillay Aquaculture Award 2017 by Pillay Aquaculture Foundation, Asian Fishery Society, Indian Branch.

Research Areas: Microbiology, Immunology and Nanotechnology

Address: Principal Scientist & ICAR National Fellow, ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Kausalyaganga, Bhubaneswra 751002, Odisha;; [Tel: Off. (0674) 2465421; Cell: 9437231099; Email: pswainy2k@yahoo.co.in; pswainy2k@rediffmail.com]