Profile of Janapala Venkateswara Rao

Janapala Venkateswara Rao

Elected Fellow 2011

Basic Sciences: Zoology

DB: 07-07-1956


Birth place

Kakinada, East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh


Andhra University, B.Sc. (Zoology) (1977); Kakatiya University, M.Sc. (Zoology) (1979); Osmania University, Ph.D. (Zoology) (1983)

Positions held 

Chief Scientist (Scientist G), (2009-till date); Senior Principal Scientist (Scientist F) (2004-2009); Principal Scientist (Scientist E-II) (1999-2004); Senior  Scientist (Scientist E-I) (1994-1999); Scientist (Scientist C) (1989-1994); Junior  Scientist (Scientist B) (1988-1989), CSIR-ICT, Hyderabad ; Junior Scientist (Scientist B) (1984-1988); Junior  Scientist (Scientist A) (1982-1984), CSIR-NCLƱ, Pune

Vice President - Central Zone of the Indian Society of Toxicology (2008-2010); Visiting Senior Scientist Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India (1997-1998). Work Performed at   Kansas State University, Kansas, USA; Raman Research Fellow, CSIR, Jackson Medical College, Mississippi, USA (1994-1995)

Research Area

Entomological and Toxicological Evaluations, natural products, biochemical toxicology, nanotoxicology and marine biotechnology.

Awards and fellowships

Dr. Vinod Bhakuni Memorial ISCB Award from Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists (2012)

Fellow: Academy of Toxicological Sciences (USA)(2012); Society for Applied Biotechnology, (2011); National Environmental Science Academy( 2011); Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy ( 2011).


Chief Scientist, Biology Division, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India), Uppal Road, Hyderabad - 500 607 (A.P.), Inida


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