Rakesh K Srivastava (Ph.D., FRSM, FRSPH) is a name to reckon with when it comes to academics, research and medicine. He has been serving the field of sciences and has instilled several cornerstones in his decorated career of over 35 years. He is a true prodigy and has contributed immensely and meaningfully through his years of practice and teachings in the field of academics and sciences. Dr. Rakesh Srivastava shoulders towering intellectual ability and has been instrumental in giving effect to some trailblazing research work in various fields. Dr. Rakesh Srivastava has done his post-graduation M.Sc. from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. He completed his Ph.D. from University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He later completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, USA, which was later followed by a fellowship at National Research Council, National Academy of Science. His qualifications and prowess find a lot of veneration amongst his contemporaries and he is a tall figure in his sphere of work and operations. His talent finds translation in all the esteemed positions he has held and continues to hold till now and in all the numerous books that he has edited till date.
Dr. Rakesh Srivastava has served as a professor and eminent scientist in major US Universities. He has been proclaimed as an eminent Scholar by the Kansas Bioscience Authority. The list of accolades and awards conferred on him is huge and rightly deserved too as he has been a pioneer in some trailblazing subjects when it comes to research. He has received national merit awards and scholarships during his graduate studies. He was awarded the Fogarty International Fellowship, National Institutes of Health, and National Research Council Fellowship, National Academy of Sciences, USA, Career Development Award, Department of Defense, US Army, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program. He has been rightly touted as a Scholar by Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium.
The scope of his work is so immense and bright as he has actively taught subjects related to Human Biology, Pharmacology, Principles of Drug Actions, Molecular Cell Biology, Histology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Zoology, Botany, Horticulture, Physiology, Cancer Biology, Toxicology, Endocrinology, Genetics, Cancer Therapeutics, and Anatomy at various high profile institutions and has served in various National and International committees as well. He has also been an advisor to several government agencies. He has rigorously done research on Drug discovery and development, cancer therapy, prevention, diabetes, nutrition, stem cell, autophagy, non-coding RNA, nanotechnology, angiogenesis, metastasis, pharmacology, toxicology, biochemistry. Owing to his glorious contribution to the field, Dr. Srivastava currently holds esteemed memberships of the American Association for Cancer Research, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association for Cell Biology, Society for Basic Urological Research, Royal Society of Medicine, and Royal Society of Public Health. He has been invited to over 200 conference presentations and seminars. What adds more feathers to his hat is the fact that he has several patents to his name and has edited 5 books in total. He has written 15 book chapters and has also published a total of 150 papers. Some of the books edited by him are “Apoptosis, Cell Signaling, and Human Diseases” volume 1 and 2, “Stem Cells and Human Diseases”, “Nutrition, Diet and Cancer”, and “Lost in Translation”. His edited books are available on all leading online portals and the books are up for grabs on all these websites. He has chaired meetings and delivered keynotes lectures and presentations at many national and international conferences.
What needs a standalone mention is that all the spheres in which Dr. Srivastava has done research are very cardinal and imperative to the wellbeing of the human race as a collective and his work transcends the boundaries of being merely medical in its approach and have a very strong social fiber attributed to it as well. There are only a handful of people in this world who are working and have dedicated their life to all these above-mentioned subjects as it takes a lot of dedication and strong intent to pursue these. His work is so consequential, and his caliber is totally unprecedented. Stem cell, cancer, diabetes and all those broad topics are the crux of so many problems faced by our society currently. His research is trailblazing, revolutionary, and lifesaving.
But it is not just about work and research but the multi-faceted aspect of Dr Srivastava’s personality that makes him an even bigger inspiration. The spectrum of his hobbies is also very wide and vibrant. He is an ardent reader, an impassioned traveler, a keen traveler and is also fond of fishing. This beautiful gamut of hobbies adds that zest of adventure to Dr Srivastava’s personality which make him a cut above the rest and a true-blue inspiration in all respects.
What should be noted that such intricate and detailed researches and practices cannot be carried out with just acquired and cultivated skill. It takes more than just knowledge for someone to tread on such demanding and daunting grounds. The will needs to be very strong, discipline needs to be very strict, hard work needs to be very steady and there must be a strong desire to make a difference and all these virtues when collectively come into play, they manifest themselves in the form of such prodigious talent which is highly respect worthy.
Dr. Srivastava is always keen on interacting with people and addressing their queries as all these subjects have a lot of ambiguity attached to them when it comes to the knowledge of laymen. He can be reached on his email at [email protected] He can be reached on various social media websites like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Skype.
Served in various national and international committees, and also as an advisor to several government agencies. Visit Here : https://rakeshsrivastava.net/
Funding Support :
- National Institutes of Health
- Department of Defense US Army
- Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundations
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.
- Fellowship- 1996 – 1999
National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences.
- Postdoctoral Fellow.1994 – 1996
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
- Ph.D.-1991 – 1994
University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
- M.Sc.-1987 – 1990
Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
- Professor 2016 – 2019 –
Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, and Department of Genetics, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
- Professor 2015 – 2016 –
Division of Pharmacology, University of Missouri-Kansas City, MO
- Senior Scientist2013 – 2015 –
Kansas City VA Medical Center, Kansas City, MO
- Eminent Scholar 2009 – 2014 –
Kansas Bioscience Authority
- Tyler Endowed Professor 2009 – 2014 –
Dept. of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics, and Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
- Professor 2008 – 2009 –
Department of Biochemistry, University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, TX
- Associate Professor 2005 – 2008 –
Department of Biochemistry, University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, TX
- Assistant Professor 1999 – 2005 –
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
- Nutrietion Diet & Cancer
- Stem Cells & Human Disease
- Lost in Translation
- Apoptosis, Cell Signaling and Human Diseases: Molecular Mechanisms. Volume 1
- Apoptosis, Cell Signaling and Human Diseases: Molecular Mechanisms. Volume 2
Awards & Scholarships
- 2016 – Scholar, Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium (LCRC)
- 2009 – Eminent Scholar, Kansas Bioscience Authority (KBA)
- 2013 – 2015 – Career Development Award – US Army, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program
- 1996 – 1999 – National Research Council Fellowship National Academy of Sciences, USA
- 1991 – Best Poster Presentation
- 1988 – 1990 – Bursary – Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
- 1984 – Merit a
- 1982 – 1984 – National Merit Scholarship M.Sc.
- 1981 – Merit award in B.Sc.
- 1980 – A.A.I. Alumni Association award
- 2013 – 2015 – Junior Research Fellowship
- 1978 – 1981 – Junior Research Fellowship
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