D. RAGHUNATHA RAO
SCIENTIST F

  D. RAGHUNATHA RAO

Publications

Date of Joining Present Post: 01-09-2014

Address (Off):

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NUTRITION
JAMAI OSMANIA PO TARNAKA
HYDERABAD - 500007 .
Telephone (off): +9140 7018234
Fax : +9140 7018234
Email : drr_rao@yahoo.com
Educational Qualifications:

  • B.Sc., Sri Venkteswara University, 1976.
  • M.Sc., Marathwada University, 1978.
  • Ph.D., Osmania University, 1984.

Discipline:
ENTOMOLOGY



Research Experience:
  • Evaluation of natural products such as plant extracts, their principles and synthetic chemicals as insecticides, anti-feedants and juvenomimics against different crop pests under laboratory and field conditions.
  • Working knowledge in Histopathology.
  • Experience in conducting laboratory and field experiments in controlling mosquito immatures in different breeding habitats and rice fields by ero-friendly methods such as intermittent irrigation and biological products including plant products and bacterial agents and adult mosquito control by using insecticide impregnated curtains.
  • Familiarity with the operation and application of computers in compilation and analysis of various scientific data by statistical methods of assess the biological activities of candidate compounds quantitatively.
  • Expereience in operation of Internet, MS Office & e-mail.
  • Served as a subject expert for producing an educational film on "Japanese Encephalitis(JE), the crippling Killer".
  • Assisted the producer of Education Media Research Centre(EMRC) in editing and production of this film.

  • Employment Details
    • Research Officer, 1991 -June 1999, Centre for Research in Medical Entomology, Maduari.
    • Senior Research Officer 1999 - Till Date, National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad.
Membership/Fellowship of Professional Societies/Associations :
  • Life Member
    • Indian Society of Parasitology.
    • Indian society for Malaria and other Communicable Disease.
    • Indian Science Congress association.
    • AIMLTA
    • Plant Protection Association of India,Central Plant Protection Institute, Hyderabad.
Workshops/Conferences/Symposiums :

  • Short term course on ONLINE searching of Bibiliographic Database at NIC,New Delhi,FEB 12 - 16,1996.
  • Training in Clinical/Field trials and CASE control studies at Epidemiology Resaerch Centre(ERC) at Christian Medical Colloege, Vellore, NOV 10 - 22, 1997.
  • Information,Education and Communication(IEC) training work-shop on Bio-Medical Sciences at NIN(ICMR),Hyderabad, DEC 20 -24, 1999.
  • "Training methods and Communication skills" at National Institute of Rural Development(NIRD),HYderabad, 20th November - 2nd December 2000.
  • "Computer training programme on emerging technologies for effective management of library and information services" organised by ICMR New Delhi and NIC, Hyderabad, JAN 16 - 20, 2001.

Awards:
  • Awarded Fellowship, FISCD of Indian Society for Malaria and Other Communicable Diseases.
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR)
    • Senior Research Fellow,1980-85.
    • Research Associate,1985-86.

  • Regional editor for IPM working for development News letter(Bulletin of Pest Management), IPM working Group NRI, Chatham, Maritime, Kent, ME4, 4TB, U.K.
Foreign Visits:
  1. TO AVAIL NETHERLANDS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMMES TO PARTICIPATE IN FORTHCOMING FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY 2009. TO THE NETHERLANDS
    FROM 2009-03-30 TO 2009-06-12

  2. PARTICIPATION IN THE EUROPEAN MOSQUITO CONTROL ASSOCIATION (EMCA) WORKSHOOP 2002 TO ITALY
    FROM 2002-03-14 TO 2002-03-16

  3. PARTICIPATION IN WORKSHOP ON "CROSS BORDER ISSUES IN MALARIA , KALA-AZAR AND J.E. PREVENTION AND CONTROL" TO NEPAL
    FROM 2000-07-25 TO 2000-07-28


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