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Dr. Jisha Kumaran is currently serving as the guest faculty in the Department of Zoology, Sacred Heart College, Thevara. She was awarded Ph.D. in Marine Sciences on the thesis entitled ‘Production of Chaetoceros muelleri and Nannochloropsis oceanica in an indigenously developed vertical flat panel photobioreactor for integrating to aquaculture” from Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala (2020). She is a postgraduate in Marine Biology from Department of Marine Biology, Microbiology and Biochemistry, School of Marine Sciences, Cochin University of Science and Technology (2007-2009) and graduate in Zoology from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala (2004-2007).

Her research interests are in microalgal biotechnology, microbiology, aquaculture feed production, aquatic animal nutrition and the control of microbial pathogens in aquaculture