Rakesh Srivastava

Rakesh K. Srivastava
(Ph.D. FRSM , FRSPH)

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Dr.Rakesh K Srivastava(Ph.D., FRSM, FRSPH) is a name to reckon with when it comes to academics, research and medicine. He has been serving the field of sciences and has instilled several cornerstones in his decorated career of over 30 years. He is a true prodigy and has contributed immensely and meaningfully through his years of practice and teachings in the field of academics and sciences. Dr. Rakesh Srivastava shoulders towering intellectual ability and has been instrumental in giving effect to some trailblazing research work in various fields. Dr Rakesh Srivastava has done his post-graduationM.Sc. from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada in 1990. He completed his Ph.D. from University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 1994. Dr. Rakesh Srivastava latercompleted a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, M.D.in 1996 which was later followed by a fellowship at National Research Council, National Academy of Science until 1999. His qualifications and prowess find a lot of veneration amongst his contemporaries and he is a tall figure in his sphere of work and operations. His talent finds translation in all the esteemed positions he has held and continues to hold till now and also in all the numerous books that he has edited till date.

Currently assuming a highly coveted role of a Professor at the Stanley S. Scott Cancer Centre, and Department of Genetics, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Centre, New Orleans, LA. Dr. Rakesh Srivastava has been proclaimed as an eminent Scholar by the Kansas Bioscience Authority (KBA). The list of accolades and awards conferred on him is huge and rightly deserved too as he has been a pioneer in some trailblazing subjects when it comes to research. He was awarded the junior research fellowship from 1978-1981 and was subsequently awarded the research fellowship from 2013-2015. He was bestowed upon with A.A.I. Alumni Association award in 1980, merit award in B.sc in 1981, and national merit scholarship in M.Sc. from 1982-1984. Merit award in M.Sc. in 1984.He was granted a Bursary by the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada in 1990. He was awarded theFogarty International Fellowship, National Institutes of Health from 1994-1996, National Research Council Fellowship, National Academy of Sciences, USA from 1996-1999, Career Development Award, Department of Defence, US Army, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program from 2000-2004. He has been rightly touted as a Scholar by Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium (LCRC) in 2016.

The scope of his work is so immense and bright as he has actively taught subjects related to Human Biology, Pharmacology, Principles of Drug Actions, Molecular Cell Biology, Histology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Zoology, Botany, Horticulture, Physiology, Cancer Biology, Toxicology, Endocrinology, Genetics, Cancer Therapeutics, and Anatomy at various high profile institutions and has served in various national and international committees as well. He has also been an advisor to several government agencies. He has rigorously done research on Drug discovery and development, cancer therapy, prevention, diabetes, nutrition, stem cell, autophagy, non-coding RNA, nanotechnology, angiogenesis, metastasis, pharmacology, toxicology, biochemistry. Owing to his glorious contribution to the field, Dr. Rakesh Srivastava currently holds esteemed memberships of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Association for Cell Biology (AACB), Society for Basic Urological Research (SBUR), Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), and Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH). He has been invited to over 200 conference presentations and seminars. What adds more feathers to his hat is the fact that he has several patents to his name and has edited 5 books in total. He has written 15 book chapters and has also published a total of 150papers. Some of the books edited by him are “Apoptosis, Cell Signalling, and HumanDiseases” volume 1 and 2, “Stem Cells and Human Diseases”, “Nutrition, Diet and Cancer”, and “Lost in Translation”. His edited books are available on all leading online portals and the books are up for grabs on all these websites. He has chaired meetings and delivered keynotes lectures and presentations at many national and international conferences.

What needs a standalone mention is that all the spheres in which Dr. Rakesh Srivastava has done research are very cardinal and imperative to the wellbeing of the human race as a collective and his work transcends the boundaries of being merely medical in its approach and have a very strong social fibre attributed to it as well. There are only a handful of people in this world who are working and have dedicated their life to all these above mentioned subjects as it takes a lot of dedication and strong intent to pursue these. His work is so consequential and his calibre is totally unprecedented. Stem cell, cancer, diabetes and all those broad topics are the crux of so many problems faced by our society in this day and age. His research is trailblazing, revolutionary, and life-saving.

But it is not just about work and research but the multi faceted aspect of Dr Srivastava’s personality that makes him an even bigger inspiration. The spectrum of his hobbies is also very wide and vibrant. He is an ardent reader, an impassioned traveller, a keen traveller and is also fond of fishing. This beautiful gamut of hobbies add that zest of adventure to Dr Srivastava’s personality which make him a cut above the rest and a true blue inspiration in all respects.

What should be noted that such intricate and detailed researches and practices cannot be carried out with just acquired and cultivated skill. It takes more than just knowledge for someone to tread on such demanding and daunting grounds. The will needs to be very strong, discipline needs to be very strict, hard work needs to be very steady and there must be a strong desire to make a difference and all these virtues when collectively come into play, they manifest themselves in the form of such prodigious talent which is highly respect worthy.

Dr. Rakesh Srivastava is always keen on interacting with people and addressing their queries as all these subjects have a lot of ambiguity attached to them when it comes to the knowledge of laymen. He can be reached on his email at info@rksrivastava.com. He can be reached on various social media websites like face book, instagram, pinterest and Skype.

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Professor and Senior Scientist

FULL NAME : Rakesh K. Srivastava (Ph.D,FRSM,FRSPH)
 
PRESENT ACADEMIC RANK : Professor and Senior Scientist
 
EDUCATION :  
1987 - 1990 : M.Sc., Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
1991 - 1994 : Ph.D., University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
1994 - 1996 : Postdoctoral Fellow. National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
1996 - 1999 : Fellowship, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences.
 
APPOINTMENTS :  
1999 - 2005 : Assistant Professor. Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
2005 - 200 : Associate Professor. Department of Biochemistry, University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, TX
2008 - 2009 : Professor. Department of Biochemistry, University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, TX
2009 - 2014 : Tyler Endowed Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics, and Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
2009 – 2014 : Eminent Scholar,Kansas Bioscience Authority
2013 - 2015 : Senior Scientist, Kansas City VA Medical Center, Kansas City, MO
2015 - 2016 : Professor, Division of Pharmacology, University of Missouri-Kansas City, MO
2016 - Present : Professor, Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, and Department of Genetics, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
 
AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS :  
1978 – 1981 : Junior Research Fellowship
2013 - 2015 : Junior Research Fellowship
1980 : A.A.I. Alumni Association award
1981 : Merit award in B.Sc.
1982 – 1984 : National Merit Scholarship M.Sc.
1984 : Merit award in M.Sc.
1988 – 1990 : Bursary, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
1991 : Best Poster Presentation
1994 – 1996 : Fogarty International Fellowship, National Institutes of Health
1996 – 1999 : National Research Council Fellowship, National Academy of Sciences, USA
2000 – 2004 : Career Development Award, Department of Defense, US Army, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program
2009 : Eminent Scholar, Kansas Bioscience Authority (KBA)
2016 : Scholar, Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium (LCRC)
 
RESEARCH INTERESTS : Drug discovery and development, cancer therapy, prevention, diabetes, nutrition, stem cell, autophagy, non-coding RNA, nanotechnology, angiogenesis, metastasis, pharmacology, toxicology, biochemistry
 
TEACHING : Human Biology, Pharmacology, Principles of Drug Actions, Molecular Cell Biology, Histology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Zoology, Botany, Horticulture, Physiology, Cancer Biology, Toxicology, Endocrinology, Genetics, Cancer Therapeutics, Anatomy
 
SERVICES : Served in various national and international committees, and also as an advisor to several government agencies
 
MEMBERSHIPS : American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Association for Cell Biology (AACB), Society for Basic Urological Research (SBUR)
 
BOOK EDITOR : 5
 
JOURNAL EDITOR / EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER : 15
 
FUNDING SUPPORT : National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense US Army, Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundations and others
 
PATENTS : 3
 
BOOK CHAPTERS : 15
 
PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS : 120
 
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND INVITED SEMINARS : 200

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