Dr. John Thomas completed M.Sc Microbiology from University of Madras in 2004. He then Completed Ph.D in Microbiology (Aquaculture specialization) in the year 2010 from Thiruvalluvar University, Tamil Nadu, India. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor Senior in VIT, Vellore. He has published more than 30 research articles in Scopus indexed Journals. He also has 8 book chapters and one patent published.