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Dr. Rakesh Srivastava

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 lives 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 Signaling 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, obesity and stem cell and these subjects are of vital importance in today’s day and age.Dr. Rakesh Srivastava

Dr. Rakesh Srivastava

He actively writes for a lot of online and print informative journals as well. Apart from these 5 books, Dr. 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. Srivastava garners funding support from National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense 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. Srivastava’s journey, we realize what makes him into this gigantic inspirational professor and scientist who we all know today. Dr. Srivastava did his M.Sc. from Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. He later pursued a Ph.D. from University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. He subsequently went on to pursue a prestigious fellowship at the US National Academy of Sciences.  After that Dr. 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.  He worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, and as an Associate Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Centre, TX.  Based on his successful academic career, he was quickly promoted to the rank of a full Professor at the same institution.  He then moved to accept the Tyler Endowed Professorship position at the University of Kansas Medical Centre, Kansas City, KS.  During this time, he was also regarded as an Eminent Scholar by the Kansas Bioscience Authority. He worked a Senior Scientist at the Kansas City VA Medical Center, Kansas City, MO and as a full professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, MO.  Dr. 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 several Research Fellowships and National Merit Awards during his undergraduate and graduate studies.  He was subsequently awarded an  International Fellowship by the National Institutes of Health.  Further he went on to receive a fellowship by the National Academy of Sciences, USA. He was awarded with a Career Development Award by the Department of Defense, US Army, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program. He was proclaimed as Eminent Scholar by the Kansas Bioscience Authority and by the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium.  He has served in various national and international committees and has 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. Srivastava also nurtures a keen interest in a wide variety of other activities as well. He is a scientist and loves to read whenever he gets times. He is an avid traveler and loves to explore various cuisines and cultures. Fishing and photography are two other hobbies that he loves to indulge in.

Dr. 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 rsrivastava.lab@gmail.com and is available on all leading social media portals such as twitter, Instagram and the like. 

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