Dr. Rallapalli Ramamurthi
Fellow, Elected 1999

Born in Chennai, India on 27 July 1936. Educated at Loyola College, 1951, M.R.College,Vizianagaram, 1952; Andhra University, 1953-55; Sri Venkateswara University, 1955-57 B.Sc; M.Sc, 1957-58; Ph.D, 1962; Post Doctoral Associate, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA; D.Sc., 1996.

Professor of Zoology, 1979-96; Chairman, Dept. of Zoology, 1983-85, 1991-94; Chairman of Board of Studies, 1988-94; Dean, School of Biological & Earth Sciences, 1990-92; Vice-Chancellor, 1994-97; INSA Senior Scientist, till 2005, and ISRO Hon. Visiting Scientist, 2005-11, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India. Adjunct Faculty, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dept. of Medicine, Clinical Research Center, UMDNJ, New Brunswick, New Jersey (2000, 2000-2003); Visiting Professor, Simon Fraser University (British Columbia, Canada, 1985), New Jersey Medical School, UMDNJ, Newark, New Jersey (1988,1991,2000), University of Bonn, Germany (1994), University of Madras (1999).

Awards/Honours: Best Teacher's Award by Government of Andhra Pradesh, 1991; K.N. Bahl Gold Medal, 1995; Golden Jubilee Medal of Zoological Society of India, 1997; Dayanand Siksha Sansthan Citation Plaque, 1999; Millennium Award of Zoroastrian College, Mumbai, 2000; Distinguished IFAS Scholar of University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, 2002; Life time Alumni Achievement Award of S.V. University, 2005; ISCA Millennium Plaque of Honor, 2006; Nayudamma Memorial Oration: Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences, 2007; R.C. Merhotra Lifetime Achievement Award of ISCA, 2010; Sir Asutosh Mookherjee Award of ISCA, 2011. General President, Indian Science Congress, 2007-08; Chairman/Member of peer review committees of University Grants Commission (UGC), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Indian Council of Agricultural Research ( ICAR), Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India; Chairman for Society for Human Rights and Social Development, Tirupati; Member of Governing Body of Academy of Gandhian Studies; Advisor, Life Sciences, JNTU-Kakinada, 2010-12; Advisor S.R.M. University, Chennai; Advisor Criya Bio-labs, Tirupati; Chairman, Institutional Ethics Committee,NMCH, Nellore, 2010-12; Advisor, International Interactions, KIIT, Bhubaneswar, 2010-13; Chairman, Network of Indian Universities on Cultural and Biological Diversity (NIUCBD).

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences; A.P. Academy of Sciences; President, Indian Society of Life Sciences, 1986 to date.

Research Areas: Fin fish and shell fish physiology, environmental science, biodiversity monitoring and conservation, stress induced diabetic nephropathy, mechanisms and management of psoriasis

Address: INSA Honorary Scientist, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati; 9-A, Vaikuntapuram, M.R. Palli, Tirupati 517502, Andhra Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (0877) 2241907, Cell: 09849488390; Fax: (0877) 2242979; Email: rrallapallius@yahoo.com; gauthama.rallapalli@gmail.com]