Shri Raja Aadil Hussain Bhat
Dr. Ashoktaru Barat
Designation: Scientist, ARS (Fish health)
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Area of Interest: Molecular mechanism of pathogenesis,
Fish Diseases and development of molecular diagnostics, Innate immune genes,
Health management and surveillance
Research Projects:
Sr. No. Projects Funding Agency Duration
1. National surveillance programme for aquatic animal disease. NFDB
3 years
A. Research papers
Bhat, A., Paria, A.,  Deepika, A., Sreedharan, K.,  Makesh, M.,  Bedekar, M.,  Purushothaman, C.S., Rajendran, K.V. (2015). Molecular cloning, characterisation and expression analysis of Melanoma differentiation associated gene 5 (MDA5) of green chromide, Etroplus suratensis, Gene (557)172–181
Sequences submitted to GenBank:
Melanoma Differentiation Associated Gene 5 (MDA5), Mitochondrial antiviral signaling protein and beta actin of Etroplus suratensis.
Fork head transcription factor (Fox) and chymotrypsin of Clarias batrachus and Labeo rohita respectively.
Awards and Honours
Awarded Best Student of year 2014-15 by ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai in 2015
Awarded Dr Hiralal chaudhuri Gold medal for securing the first position in M.F.Sc programme of Aquatic Animal Health Management of the academic year 2012-14.
Awarded Dr. D.R. Jalihal Gold medal for Best M.F.Sc Thesis work in Fisheries and Allied sciences on “Characterisation of melanoma differentiation associated  gene 5 (MDA5), a retinoic acid inducible gene I (RIG-I)- like  receptor of Etroplus suratensis
Received Institutional Fellowship for pursuing Ph.D. in Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai.
Awarded Junior Research Fellowship by ICAR to pursue Post Graduation (2012-2014) in Aquatic Animal Health Management in Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai.
Qualified NET 2014(II) in Fish Health Conducted by ASRB (ICAR), New Delhi