Dr. M.V.Raghavendra Rao
Dean of Students Affairs and Research Director, Avalon University School of Medicine, Curaçao
Dr. Rao, Ph.D, worked as professor of Microbiology, Parasitology, Immunology and Epidemiology in many universities, many medical colleges in India, China, Nepal, Libya, and Philippines. Currently he is working as professor of Microbiology, Parasitology, Immunology and Dean of Student Affairs at Avalon University School of Medicine, Curacao, Netherland Antilles. Dr. Rao has more than 42 years of teaching and research experience. 4 students received Ph.D, degrees under my supervision .4 students received M.Phil degrees , and 4 students for pre M.Phil degrees under my guidance . 2 students submitted their Ph.D thesis to Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India and waiting for viva examination and degree. Authored 18 text books. 3 Universities appointed as their advisor and 3 universities honored with fellow ships. Presented 17 full length papers exclusively during 2014 to 2016 in different international journals. Accepted as organizing committee member for 3 international conferences in 2016. Invited speaker for many conferences, universities and colleges. Delivered a key note speech in International Pollution conference Dubai during April 23-26/2016, Oberoi hotel .The Royal Society United kingdom awarded me three fellowships 2016 for my current advanced research in Medicine.
Parasitic infections are more in tropical countries and cause global health problem especially in developing countries, Advanced diagnostics, tests, vaccines, therapeutics and development of new drugs are needed. Viviparity is common among est mammals but not many provide long gestation period, To study long term parasitic toxic effects, it is essential to use long gestation period laboratory animal models. Rats have 21 days, rabbits 30,dog 60 days of gestation period, The subtle effects of Thalidomide tragedy resulting in phocomalia, apoda etc in the offspring lead to untold miseries, Similarly good number of cases of fetal deaths, still births, teratogenices etc. Dr.Rao used scorpion as model in estimation of heavy metals like mercury and lead in embryonic development of scorpion and noticed similar effects, Indeed great challenges, given that most drugs in pipe line failed in clinical trails. Because most of the drugs tested on low gestation period animals, A new thought in the drug design for parasitic diseases by using scorpion as a model. Introducing parasite in scorpion and observing the drug effects and reversal effects, In addition to clinical work, developed a variety of basic and transnational research programs, participated to Ph.D. programs.