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Prof. K.R.S. Sambasiva Rao
Professor & Coordinator
DOB:  8/15/1958
DOJ:  8/16/1988
Title of PhD Thesis
Studies on the toxic impact of carbonyl and phentaoate on some metabolic aspects of a moral, Channa punctuates (block)-A synergistic study
University from which PhD received S.V.University, Tirupathi
Major / Minor Research Projects Conducted Projects Ongoing : DBT Project Studies on Isolation, Cloning and production
of Industrially important Cold adaptive Enzymes from
Marine Extremophiles

UGC Project Analysis and production of a constructed
multifunctional chimeric thrombolytic therapeutic molecule

DST Project Biodiversity of subterranean ground-waters
of India, with special reference to Copepoda and
Bathynellacea (as Co-investigator)

DBT project Neem seed powder unit and Neem trees
plantation and Maintenance to increase the earnings of
SC/ST population in Tenali Mandal (as Co-investigator)

Completed Projects : Completed one UGC-Minor Research Project Studies
on Predator-Prey relationship in Fish culture ponds

Completed one UGC-Minor Research Studies on anti-
oxidative mechanisms in toxicity induced animals

Projects completed with : One Project has been undertaken with Aqua Prime,
private Industry Nellore in investigating the diagnosis and control of ADS

One project undertaken with Shrimp Care Centre,
Nellore in investigating genetic variants of WSSV
Areas of Research Interest - 30 Years of Research Experience in the fields Environmental Toxicology & Physiology, Aquaculture Biotechnology and Fermentation Technology

- During the stay at DNA Sequencing Core Facility, Emory University, Atlanta, USA research work has been carried out in the fields of Gene Chip Technology and DNA Sequencing during December 1999 to April 2000

- During the stay at Wood Biotechnology Divin, Georg-Augusta University of Gottingen, worked on cloning and expression of laccase genes in fungal species Coprinus cenereus during May to August, 2003

- During the stay at Dept. of Physiology and Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA worked on Molecular Signal Transduction Mechanisms in smooth muscles during April to July, 2005

- Presently continuing research in the field of Biotechnology relating to Molecular Biology, Environmental Biotechnology, Fermentation Technology and Aquaculture
No of PhDs Guided 15  
No. of MPhils Guided 20  
Academic Achievements 23 years of teaching and research experience. Published more than 107 research papers and 20 books. Guided 20 M.Phil. and 15 Ph.D. students. Participated in several national and international conferences. Worked as a Visiting Scientist at Emory University, Atlanta, USA on DNA chip technology. . Worked as a visiting scientist at George-Augusta University of Gottingen, Germany and worked on cloning and expression of laccase genes. Visited Virginia Commonwealth University, USA and worked on signal transduction in smooth muscles. Visited Australia for attending an international conference and visited University of Adelaide and CSIRO. Adjunt Professor at INDICASAT, Republic of Panama since October 2010. Handled several research Projects and organized national conferences and workshops.  
No. of Books Published 20  
No. of research articles published
107 Research Papers
National Journals Editorial Activities:
Editorial board member of Journal of Applied Biology
-Executive member for ISCAP and member of editorial group
-Member of Editorial group of African Journal of Biotechnology -Member of Iranian Journal of Biotechnology
-Editor Current Trends in Biotechnology and Pharmacy
-Editorial Member, J.Of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Recent Publications:
(1) Sunila Mahavadi, Jiean Huang, Vimolpal Sriwai, Krothapalli R.S.S.Rao, Karnam S. Murthy, Cross-regulation OF VAPC2 receptor Internalization by m2 receptors via c-Src-mediated phosphorylation of GRK2, Regulatory Peptides139:109-114(2007)

(2)RKPatel, K.M. Singh, KJ Soni, J.B. Chauhan, KRS Samba Siva rao, G.Venkateswara Rao and K.R..S. Samba Siva Rao, Screening of Dairy Bulls for Weaver syndrome in India Current Trends in Biotechnology and Pharmacy, 2(1) 192-197(2008) Vol 5(25).

(3) Ch.Madhu Babu, R. Chakrabarthi and K.R.S.Sambasiva Rao, Enzyanatic isolation of corotonoid protein complex from shrimp heads waste and its use as a source of Corticoids, LWT Food Science and Technology 41(2): 227-235/(2008).
(4) Raghu Gangula, R. Chakrabarthi and K.R.S.Sambasiva Rao, Distribution of proteolytic activity in the different protein fraction of tropical shrimp waste, Food Biotechnology,/22(1):18-30/(2008)

(5) K.Ananda Krishna, G.Venkateswara Rao and KRS Sambasiva Rao, Chaperonin GroEL structure and Reaction Cycle, Current Protein Peptide Science 8:418-425/(2007)

(6) K.Anand Krishna, G.V.Rao and K.R.Sambasiva Rao Stem cell based therapy for the treatment of type I Diabetics mellitus, Regenerative Medicine, 2(2): 171-177(2007)

Membership in Professional bodies
Life member, Asian Fisheries Society, Philippines
- Life member, Asian Fisheries Society, Indian branch, Mangalore
- Life member, Association for Indian Society for Comparative Animal Physiologists, Tirupathi, India
- Life member, National Oil Palm Research Association, India
- Life Member, Indian Association for Nuclear Chemist and Allied Sciences (IANCAS), Mumbai, India
- Life member, Biotech Research Society of India, Trivandrum, India
- Life member Indian Society of Applied Biology, Lucknow, India
- General Society, Association of Biotechnology & Pharmacy, Guntur, India

Other positions held - Chairman, UG and PG BOS in Biotechnology, Acharya Nagarjuna University
- Member BOS in Engg. Biotechnology, AN University
- Member, PG Board of studies in Biotechnology, SWIMS, Tirupathi
- Member, PG BOS in Biotechnology, Padmavathi Mahila University
- Member UG BOS in Bioinformatics, Acharya Nagarjuna University
-Member, UG Board of studies in Biotechnology, Andhra Loyola college,
- Member PG Board of studies in S.K.University,Ananatpur
-Montessori Mahila college, JMJ college and VSR college
- Member, BOS in KLC College of engineering for BTech Biotechnology
-Member, UG Board of Studies in St.Theresa College, Eluru
Research Collaboration with the faculty of foreign Universities Having research collaboration with Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA in the area of signal transduction in smooth muscles. Research collaboration with George. Augusta Gottigeu University, Germany in the area of Fungal Biotechnology.