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Prof. T. Subramoniam Ph.D., D.Sc., (Madras Univ.), F.N.A, FNASc., FAAS.

Prof. T. Subramoniam Ph.D., D.Sc., F.N.A, FNASc., FAAS.

I have over 40 years of research experience in crustaecean reproductive physiology, molecular endocrinology, cryobiology and evolution of yolk proteins. I have authored over 7 books in this field and have more than 100 original publications, book chapters and reviews in peer reviewed journals. The highlight is my forthcoming publication of a research monograph on "Sexual Biology and Reproduction in Crustaceans" to be published and released by Elsevier/Academic Press, New York/London in August, 2016. My recent research is on the organismal response to climate change in the coral reef ecosystem of Gulf of Mannar with particular reference to ornamental caridean shrimps

E-mail: TSBL71@hotmail.com

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Dr. Vinitha Ebenezer M.Sc, Ph.D

Dr. Vinitha Ebenezer M.Sc, Ph.D

My research interests are mainly focused in the field of aquatic toxicology. I am particularly interested in understanding the physiological, biochemical and molecular responses in planktons after exposure to various environmental stressors (Climate Change and Aquatic pollutants). In addition, I am interested in investigating the various mechanisms and pathways involved in carbon sequestration mechanism by microalgae.

E-mail: vinithaebenezer@gmail.com

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Dr. S. Prakash M. Sc., Ph. D.,

Dr. S. Prakash M. Sc., Ph. D.,

My passion is on the taxonomy and reproductive physiology of coral reef caridean shrimps. My research also focuses on evaluating the status and exploitation of marine ornamentals from Gulf of Mannar, Tamil Nadu for the aquarium trade. Using caridean shrimps as a model system, I assess the physiological and molecular adaptations of these shrimps to changing climatic conditions.

E-mail: prakash.s1311@gmail.com

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Dr. Thanga Suja Srinivasan M.Sc (Ag.), Ph.D

Dr. Thanga Suja Srinivasan M.Sc (Ag.), Ph.D

My key research areas include biotic and abiotic stress tolerance mechanism in plants. This involves unraveling drought and salinity tolerance mechanism in some wild perennial grasses and their further introgression into high yielding crop plants. Also more excited to deal with host plant resistance against insect pest communities. Particularly, plant hopper endosymbiont communities in shaping hopper resistance and adaptation against crop plants like rice.

E-mail: sujasree07@gmail.com

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Dr. Amit Kumar, M.Sc, Ph.D

Dr. Amit Kumar, M.Sc, Ph.D

I am a marine ecologist with an interest in understanding response and adaptation of marine organisms to environmental stress. My current focus is to understand how seaweeds will be affected by climate change stressors such as ocean warming and acidification. I have been utilizing underwater volcanic CO2 vents as natural laboratory to study ocean acidification as well as also performing experiments in controlled laboratory conditions. I use multidisciplinary approach including RNA-Seq, proteomics, enzymatic assays, biochemical analysis etc. to answer my research questions. (for more details look https://amitkumarak.wordpress.com/)

E-mail: amit.kumar.szn@gmail.com

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Mr. S. Umer Khalifa, M.Sc

Mr. S. Umer Khalifa, M.Sc

I'm a enthusiastic marine ecologist who always instilled with dynamic and complexity of marine ecosystem. My research interest is on Marine plankton ecology, Marine copepod taxonomy, coral reef restoration and Molecular biology. I've participated in conservation activities pertaining to sea turtle and mangroves. Snorkeling and diving experience helped me to undertake a training program on coral reef health index assessment and restoration. Teaching experience at Maldives was an asset in developing my interpersonal skills and knowledge on atoll Reef Island and its unique ecology. I'm currently pursuing PhD in understanding the impacts of cumulative stressors of climate change on Marine copepods using mesocosm experiment. The project includes observation, comparison and prediction of physiological, biochemical and molecular responses of the copepod community to future changes in Tropical Ocean.

E-mail: umerkhalifaaa@gmail.com

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Ms. Jojy Jhon, M.Sc

Ms. Jojy John, M.Sc

I am interested in studying, how climate changes affect the genomics of marine invertebrates. Currently I am doing my PhD under Dr. Vinu Siva on "screening of differentially expressed genes in larvae of Macrobrachium rosenbergii under abiotic stress such as temperature, salinity etc"

E-mail: jojyjon@gmail.com

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