M.V. Raghavendra Rao
Professor & Head Microbiology, Department and Dean (Students affairs)
Avalon University, Netherlands
Dr. Rao, Ph.D, worked as professor of Microbiology, Parasitology, Immunology and Epidemiology in many universities, many medical colleges in India, China, Nepal, Libya, and Philippines. Currently he is working as professor of Microbiology, Parasitology, Immunology and Dean (Student Affairs) at Avalon University School of Medicine, Curacao, Netherland Antilles. Dr. Rao has more than 42 years of teaching and research experience. Supervised 3 students for Ph.D, 4 students for M.Phil, 4 students for pre M.Phil degrees. 3 students submitted their Ph.D thesis to Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India and waiting for viva examination and degree. Authored 18 text books. 3 Universities appointed as their adviser and 3 universities honored with fellow ships. Presented 8 full length papers exclusively during 2014 to 2015 in different international journals.In 2016 ,January and February presented two full length papers in international journals .Accepted as organizing committee member for 3 international conferences in 2016 and Invited speaker for 8 conferences, in different countries like Manchester,(UK), Birmingham,(UK), Atlanta (US), Dubai,(UAE),Rome,(Italy),Amsterdam(Netherland) etc.
Parasitology, Microbiology,Biotechnology Virology,Molecular immuno diagnostics, Public health, and epidemiology .Parasitic infections are more in tropical countries and cause global health problem especially in developing countries. High level innovation centered on genomics, RNA biology,Systemic biology, Stem cell biology,Nano science, novel animal models , strategic focus is on technology development in the ares of bio therapeutics , bio markers,bio sensors, bioequipments implants devices , advanced diagnostics, tests, vaccines, therapeutics and development of new drugs are needed. Viviparity is common among est mammals but not many provide long gestation period, To study long term parasitic toxic effects, it is essential to use long gestation period laboratory animal models. Rats have 21 days, rabbits 30,dog 60 days of gestation period, The subtle effects of Thalidomide tragedy resulting in phocomalia, apoda etc in the offspring lead to untold miseries, Similarly good number of cases of fetal deaths, still births, teratogenices etc. Dr.Rao used scorpion as research model as it has nearly 10 months gestation period , in estimation of heavy metals like mercury and lead in embryonic development of scorpion and noticed similar effects, Indeed great challenges, given that most drugs in pipe line failed in clinical trails. Because most of the drugs tested on low gestation period animals, A new thought in the drug design for parasitic diseases by using scorpion as a medical research model. Introducing parasite in scorpion and observing the drug effects and reversal effects . In addition to clinical work, developed a variety of basic and transnational research programs, participated to Ph.D. programs.