Rakesh Srivastava

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The world has progressed so much over the years. There is advancement and development in every sphere as we look around. The life expectancy of people has increased owing to all these headways that the mankind has been making in the field of medicine and research. All these manmade bounties that we see around, we can anchor it all to the hard work and dedication of those people who wholly solely dedicate their lived to disrupting the existing stereotypes and work seamlessly to take leaps towards a better present and future for the mankind. One such individual who holds several revered ranks in the fields of medicine and research is Dr.Rakesh Srivastava (Ph.D., FRSM, FRSPH) who is a proclaimed professor and a scientist has several feathers added to his hat owing to his illustrious achievements and accolades. Dr Rakesh Srivastava has carved out a niche for himself in the field of medicine through rigorous research and hard work. He has been researching on various subjects namely Drug discovery and development, cancer therapy, prevention, diabetes, nutrition, stem cell, autophagy, non-coding RNA, nanotechnology, angiogenesis, metastasis, pharmacology, toxicology, biochemistry and has been instrumental in some of the most amazing breakthroughs in these respective fields. Dr. Rakesh Srivastava has dedicated his life and works towards the betterment of available medical know how in order to improve upon the existing set up in the field of medicine. His eclectic nature of subjects proves his dedication towards his work as he has been involved in the editing of 5 illustrious books of his field namely “Apoptosis, Cell Signalling and Human Diseases Vol I and II”,“Stem Cells and Human Diseases”, “Nutrition, Diet and Cancer” and “Lost in Translation”. He has done a lot of substantial research in the fields of cancer, diabetes and stem cell and these subjects are of vital importance in today’s day and age. He actively writes for a lot of online and print informative journals as well. Apart from these 5 books, Dr. Rakesh Srivastava has published more than 150 peer-reviewed scientific papers and it is commendable number to be achieved by a single person. He has several patents attributed to his name and is an esteemed editorial board member of 15 journals pertaining to his fields of expertise. Given the imperative nature of his work, Dr. Rakesh Srivastava garners funding support from National Institutes of Health, Department of Defence US Army, Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundations and others. His work is prodigal in all aspects and due to this fact he holds a highly reputable position amongst his peers and contemporaries.

If we look at Dr. Rakesh Srivastava’s journey we realise what makes him into this gigantic inspirational professor and scientist who we all know today. Dr. Rakesh Srivastava did his M.Sc. from Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada in 1990. He later pursued a Ph.D. from University of Guelph, Ontario, Canadain 1994. He was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD from 1994-1996. He subsequently went on to pursue fellowship at the National Research Council, US National Academy of Sciences from 1996-1999. After that Dr. Rakesh Srivastava started his journey where he dedicated his life in teaching, service and research. If we look at his professional career too, it is nothing short of an inspiration as well. From 1999-2005 he worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD. From 2005-2008he worked as an Associate Professor at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Texas Health Science Centre at Tyler, TX. Based on his successful academic career, he was quickly promoted to the rank of a full Professor at the University of Texas. He was a Tyler Endowed Professor at the Dept. of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics, and Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Centre, Kansas City, KS from 2009-2014. During this time he was regarded as the Eminent Scholar by the Kansas Bioscience Authority. He worked a Senior Scientist at the Kansas City VA Medical Center, Kansas City, MOand as a professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, MO. Currently Dr. Rakesh Srivastava works as a professor at the Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, and Department of Genetics, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Centre, New Orleans, LA. Let us throw some light on the list of accolades that are attributed to Dr. Srivastava’s name. He was awarded a Junior Research Fellowship from 2013-2015, he was awarded with a A.A.I. Alumni Association award in 1980, a Merit award in B.Sc. in 1981, a National Merit Scholarship M.Sc. from 1982-1984,a Merit award in M.Sc. in 1984. A Bursary was conferred upon him by the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada from 1988-1990. He subsequently was awarded the Fogarty International Fellowship by the National Institutes of Health from 1994-1996. Further on he went on to receive afellowship by the National Academy of Sciences, USA from 1996-1999. He was awarded with a Career Development Award by the Department of Defence, US Army, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program from 2000-2004. He was proclaimed as Eminent Scholar by the Kansas Bioscience Authority (KBA) and by the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium (LCRC) in 2009 and 2016, respectively. He has served in various national and international committees andhas also been an advisor to several government agencies as well.He has chaired meetings and delivered keynotes lectures and presentations at many national and international conferences.

Apart from being an illustrious professor and a scientist, Dr. Rakesh Srivastava also nurtures a keen interest in a wide variety of other activities as well. He is a reader and loves to read whenever he gets times. He is an avid traveller and loves to explore various cuisines and cultures. Fishing and photography are two other hobbies that he loves to indulge in.

Dr. Rakesh Srivastava is a true blue inspiration in all respects and we have a lot to learn from his prodigious intellect and personality. His passion for his work and his love for life is truly exemplary and beautiful. He can be reached at his email id,which is info@rsrivastava.com and is available on all leading social media portals such as twitter, instagram and the like.

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Rakesh Srivastava

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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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