Dr. Rallapalli Ramamurthi
Fellow, Elected 1999

Born in Chennai, India on 27 July 1936. Educated at Loyola College, 1951, M.R.College,Vizianagaram, 1952; Andhra University, 1953-55; Sri Venkateswara University, 1955-57 B.Sc; M.Sc, 1957-58; Ph.D, 1962; Post Doctoral Associate, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA; D.Sc., 1996.

Professor of Zoology (1979-1996), Chairman of the Dept. of Zoology (1983-85, 1991-94); Chairman of Board of Studies (1988-94), Dean, School of Biological & Earth Sciences (1990-92); Vice-Chancellor of Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India (1994-97); Indian National Science Academy Senior Scientist (INSA) till 2005; Worked as Adjunct Professor at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dept. of Medicine, Clinical Research Center, UMDNJ, New Brunswick, New Jersey (2000, 2000-2003) Visiting Professor at Simon Fraser University (British Columbia, Canada, 1985); New Jersey Medical School, UMDNJ, Newark, New Jersey (1988, 1991, 2000); University of Bonn, Germany (1994), University of Madras (1999); Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Hon. Visiting Scientist, Tirupati, 2005; Distinguished Fellow of Academy of Gandhian Studies, Tirupati, 2006-todate; General President of Indian Science Congress, 2007-08; Chairman, Regional Centre of Expertise, Tirupati 2014 to date.

Awards/Honours: Best Teacher’s Award by Government of Andhra Pradesh, 1991; K.N. Bahl Gold medal for contributions to life sciences, 1995; Golden Jubilee medal of Zoological Society of India for contributions to Environmental Sciences, Presented by Governor of Bihar, 1997; Dayanand Siksha Sansthan citation plaque for contribution to Teaching Profession and Research, 1999; Millennium award of Zoroastrian College, Mumbai, 2000; Distinguished IFAS Scholar of University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, 2002; Life time Alumni Achievement Award of S.V.University presented by Governor of A.P, 2005; ISCA Millennium Plaque of Honor awarded by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, 2006; Nayudamma Memorial Oration and Gold medal: Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences, 2007; R.C.Merhotra Lifetime Achievement Award of ISCA presented by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, 2010; Sir Asutosh Mookherjee Award of ISCA presented by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, 2011.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; A.P. Academy of Sciences; Indian Society for Communicable Diseases

Research Areas: Fin fish and shell fish physiology, environmental science, biodiversity monitoring and conservation, stress induced diabetic nephropathy, mechanisms and management of psoriasis

Address: Former, Vice Chancellor, SV University, A-9, Vaikuntapuram, Tirupati 517502, A.P.; [Tel: Res. (0877) 2241907, Cell: 9849488390; Fax: (0877) 2242079; Email: rrallapallius@yahoo.com; gauthama.rallapalli@gmail.com]