Ravi Kant Upadhyay
Department of Zoology
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, India
Ravi completed his Ph D degree in Insect Biochemistry Research on the Topic "Cholesterol absorption in locusts". in Dec. 1997 from University of Delhi under joint registration with National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi. 110067. His main thrust area is cholesterol metabolism in insects, mainly role of cholesterol binding proteins in cholesterol transport and absorption. He is also working on purification of animal toxins, its toxicity determination and neutralization by using polyclonal antibodies in animal models since last 15 years. He is working on antimicrobial activity / biological testing of plant products/compounds. Another area is control of garden and forest termite by using different plant based formulations; evaluation of antimicrobial action of plant natural products. Presently he is working on animal toxins and antibody/vaccine immunotherapy, Stem cell therapy and cancer. At present he is Professor in Department of Zoology, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, and Gorakhpur and providing my service regularly since 2001. His academic capabilities can be well gauged by the more than 127 international publications and 7 articles, invited lectures at seminars and conferences which are to my credit. He had the opportunities to learn from interactions with distinguished academicians, experts and leaders. He successfully completed three research projects sponsored by different Govt agencies. UGC sponsored major research project “Production of polyclonal antibodies against animal toxins by using natural and synthetic toxin peptides”. CSIR sponsored major research project “Characterization and immunocytochemical localization of cholesterol binding proteins”. UGC sponsored major research “Antibacterial and antifungal activity of certain plant essential oils and their major constituents against drug resistant pathogens. Presently, he is a reviewer of more than 120 journals and member of editorial board on 8 reputed journals and editor in chief of one journal. He is assisting international scientific community in creative writing and involved in production of high quality research papers.
Termite control by using different plant based formulations, evaluation of antimicrobial action of plant natural products, purification of animal toxins, its toxicity determination and neutralization by using polyclonal antibodies in animal models.