Area of Research
  • Fishery Microbiology
  • Fish ProcessingM.V.Sc.(Microbiology)
  • PhD
Current projects
  • Innovative product development for value addition, nutrient fortification and shelf-life extension of farmed and wild fresh water and marine fish (PI)
  • Molecular heterogeneity and bioprospecting of aquatic microbes for novel molecules and genes (Co-investigator)
  • Marine Biomolecules-Characterization and Utilization for Nutraceutical, Biomedical and Industrial Applications (Co-investigator)
  • Agri-Business Incubation Centre (Co-PI)
Awards and recognitions
  • Earn While You Learn Pork Project Gold Medal for securing highest OGPA in Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc. & A.H.) from College of Veterinary Science, Tirupati at the 27th Annual Convocation, Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (7th April, 1994).
  • Chilakampally Narayana Reddy Gold Medal for securing highest OGPA in M.V.Sc. (Microbiology) from College of Veterinary Science, Tirupati at the 29th Annual Convocation, Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (9th Jan, 1998)
  • Awarded Dr S Vancheeswara Iyer Memorial Gold Medal by the Indian Veterinary Association in 2001 for the best paper ‘An indirect IgM-ELISA for diagnosis of sheep pox virus infection - B. Madhusudana Rao and M. V. Subba Rao’ published in Indian Veterinary Journal, 76 (12): 1050-1054; 1999 
  • Best paper award given by the Society of Fisheries Technologists (India), Cochin in 2004 for the paper ‘Microbial Populations in Deep Sea Water and Fish of South East Arabian Sea with special emphasis on Escherichia coli and Coliphage- B. Madhusudana Rao and P. K. Surendran.’ published in Fishery Technology, 40 (2): 105 – 114; 2003.
  • Network of Indian Agri-Business Incubators (NIABI) National Award for Best Agri-Business Incubator for the year 2013 was awarded to the Zonal Technology Management & Business Planning and Development (ZTM-BPD) Unit, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), Cochin during the Indian Agri-Business Incubation Conference, 26 April 2013, Hyderabad.
  • Best paper Award for the paper titled ‘Nutritional and physical properties of noodles incorporated with Seaweed puree- Jesmi Debbarma, Viji P., B.Madhusudana Rao, and M.M. Prasad” presented at by Jesmi Debbarma at “National Seminar on Fisheries and Aquaculture: Lively hood security, sustainability and conservation"" in the Technical session: Harvest and Post Harvest Technology, held on 21-22 January, 2016 at College of Fisheries, Lembucherra, Tripura.
Publications (Best 5 publications)
  • B. Madhusudana Rao and P.K. Surendran (2010) Genetic heterogeneity of non-O1 and non-O139 Vibrio cholerae isolates from shrimp aquaculture system: a comparison of RS-, REP- and ERIC-PCR fingerprinting approaches. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 51: 65–74
  • B. Madhusudana Rao and Surendran, P.K. (2013) Detection of ctx gene positive non-O1/non-O139 V. cholerae in shrimp aquaculture environments. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 50 (3): 496-504. 
  • B. Madhusudana Rao and  K.V. Lalitha (2015) Bacteriophages for aquaculture: Are they beneficial or inimical. Aquaculture,  437: 146–154 
  • B. Madhusudana Rao, L.N.Murthy, Suseela Mathew, K.K.Asha, T.V.Sankar and M.M. Prasad (2012). Changes in the nutritional profile of Godavari Hilsa shad, Tenualosa ilisha (Hamilton, 1822) during its anadromous migration from Bay of Bengal to the River Godavari. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 59 (1): 125-132
  • R. Chakrabarti and B. Madhusudana Rao. (2008) The suitability of muscle of Cirrhinus mrigala in the formation of gel: a comparative electrophoretic study of six tropical carp meats. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 43: 179–184



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