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Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University

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College of Fisheries

Faculty Detail

Dr. Anuj Tyagi

Designation: Assistant Professor (Fish Microbiology)
Contact Address:Department of Aquatic Environment, College of Fisheries, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab 141004
Telephone : 0161-2414061
Mobile: +91-9915608455,

Academic Credentials

  • B.F.Sc.
  • M.F.Sc. (Fishery Microbiology)
  • Ph.D. (Fishery Microbiology)

Teaching and Other Appointments

  • Teaching of Undergraduate (UG), Postgraduate (PG) and Doctoral (PhD) students in subjects related to fishery microbiology and aquatic animal health management (Fundamental of Microbiology, Fish Immunology, Fish Pathology, Microbiology of Fish and Fishery Products, Microbial and Parasitic Diseases of Fish and Shellfish, Aquatic Microbiology, and Aquatic Animal Health Management).

Other Appointments

  • Chairperson – Disciplinary Committee, College of Fisheries
  • Member (Secretary) – Placement Committee, College of Fisheries
  • Member – Administrative cum Budget Committee & Research Committee, College of Fisheries
  • In-charge – Fish Health Management Laboratory

Area of Research Interests

  • Study of microbial diversity, potential pathogens, antimicrobial resistance (AMR), disease diagnosis and prevention in aquatic environments. Next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based metagenomics approach to discover novel microbes/functional gene in aquatic systems. Development of phage and quorum-quenching probiotics-based strategies for pathogen control in aquaculture. More than five years of hands-on biotech industry experience in cutting edge genomics (NGS, Microarrays, Genotyping), high-throughput screening and assay technologies. Bioinformatics analysis of whole genome, transcriptome and metagenomics NGS datasets.

Ongoing Projects

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Development of phage-based strategies for biocontrol of antibiotic resistant Aeromonas species in fishery products

 Board of Research In Nuclear Sciences (BRNS)


Research Honour’s /Awards

  • Best Young Scientist award at 3rd International Symposium on Genomics in Aquaculture (ISGA III) organized by ICAR – Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (ICAR-CIFA), Bhubaneswar during 21st – 23rd January, 2020
  • Best Researcher Award for year 2016-17 from Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana
  • Best Participant Award in 21 days summer school training programme on "Application of nanotechnology and molecular diagnostics in fisheries & aquaculture" organized by Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA), Bhubaneswar during 20th July - 09th August, 2016
  • Member of group winning The Pillay Aquaculture Award – 2008 by Indian chapter of Pillay Aquaculture Foundation
  • Recipient of the Prof. H. P. C. Shetty Gold Medal, University Gold medal, Dr. Tauro Gold Medal for best out- going Masters student in College of Fisheries, Mangalore, Karnataka
  • Recipient of the ICAR-Junior Research Fellowship for Post Graduate studies. Recipient of the ICAR- National Talent scholarship for Under Graduate studies.

No. of Publications

Research: 43Extension: 02              Books: 02            Manuals: 04


  • Yousuf, S., Tyagi, A., & Singh, R. (2022). Probiotic Supplementation as an Emerging Alternative to Chemical Therapeutics in Finfish Aquaculture: a Review. Probiotics Antimicrob Proteins. (Impact Factor - 5.27, NAAS Score – 10.61)
  • Tyagi, A., Sharma, C., Srivastava, A., Naveen Kumar, B. T., Pathak, D., & Rai, S. (2022). Isolation, characterization and complete genome sequencing of fish pathogenic Aeromonas veronii from diseased Labeo rohita. Aquaculture, 553, 738085. (Impact Factor - 5.14, NAAS Score – 10.24)
  • Tyagi, A., & Nagar, V. (2022). Genome dynamics, codon usage patterns and influencing factors in Aeromonas hydrophila phages. Virus Research, 320, 198900. (Impact Factor - 6.29, NAAS Score – 9.30)
  • Tyagi, A., Dubey, S., Sharma, C., Sudan, P., Rai, S., Kumar, B. T. N., . . . Arora, A. K. (2022). Complete genome sequencing and characterization of single-stranded DNA Vibrio parahaemolyticus phage from inland saline aquaculture environment. Virus Genes. (Impact Factor - 2.20, NAAS Score – 8.20)
  • Rawat, P., Kaur, V. I., Tyagi, A., Norouzitallab, P., & Baruah, K. (2022). Determining the efficacy of ginger Zingiber officinale as a potential nutraceutical agent for boosting growth performance and health status of Labeo rohita reared in a semi-intensive culture system. Front Physiol, 13, 960897. (Impact Factor - 4.75, NAAS Score – 10.75)
  • Amit, Pandey, A., Tyagi, A., & Khairnar, S. O. (2022). Oral feed-based administration of Lactobacillus plantarum enhances growth, haematological and immunological responses in Cyprinus carpio. Emerging Animal Species, 3, 100003. (Impact Factor - nil, NAAS Score – nil)
  • Dubey, S., Singh, A., Kumar, B. T. N., Singh, N. K., & Tyagi, A. (2021). Isolation and Characterization of Bacteriophages from Inland Saline Aquaculture Environments to Control Vibrio parahaemolyticus Contamination in Shrimp. Indian journal of microbiology, 61(2), 212-217. (Impact Factor - 2.45, NAAS Score – 8.45)
  • Kaur, B., Naveen Kumar, B. T., Tyagi, A., Admane Holeyappa, S., & Singh, N. K. (2021). Identification of novel vaccine candidates in the whole-cell Aeromonas hydrophila biofilm vaccine through reverse vaccinology approach. Fish & Shellfish Immunology, 114, 132-141. (Impact Factor - 4.61, NAAS Score – 10.61)
  • Kamsagara Hanumanthappa, S., Billekallu Thammegowda, N. K., Patil, P., Rama Poojary, S., Purandara Ballyaya, A., Kavalagiriyanahalli Srinivasaiah, R., . . . Tyagi, A., & Admane Holeyappa, S. (2020). Polyclonal antibody-based farmer-friendly flow-through test for the detection of acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease in shrimp. Aquaculture Research, 51(7), 2863-2869. (Impact Factor - 2.10, NAAS Score – 8.10)
  • Rai, S., Tyagi, A., Kalia, A., Kumar, B. T. N., Garg, P., & Singh, N. K. (2020). Characterization and genome sequencing of three Aeromonas hydrophila-specific phages, CF8, PS1, and PS2. Archives of Virology. (Impact Factor - 2.50, NAAS Score – 8.55)