DR.C.SURESH, MSc, PhDScientist ‘F' & HoD,
Dr. Suresh Challa has obtained his Master’s Degree in Biochemistry from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati in the year 1993 and received Gold Medal for being the first rank holder in the university. He has obtained his Ph.D in Biochemical Toxicology from the same university. His research interests includes Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Cancer Biology, Nutritional Biochemistry and Environmental Toxicology. His present research involves in addressing the pathologies associated with Osteoporosis and different therapeutic approaches in combating the disease and studying the intracellular effects of Cowpea isoflavones using both in vitro and in vivo models. Another area of research interest is being studying the synergic toxic effects of environmental Heavy metal Lead and amyloid peptides on brain using Human brain cell. Also making efforts in examining the toxic effects of these two in conditions such as Alzheimer’s and its protection by different neuroprotective compounds. He has experience in working with different areas such as Synthesis of Betulinic acid like derivatives and their anti-cancer effects, Photodynamic therapy and cancer prevention, phytoestrogens and their role in the adipocyte cell metabolism and also in the areas of colon cancer and obesity. He has been recognized as PhD research supervisor at Osmania university, Nagarjuna University, NTR Health University and JNTU, Hyderabad in the subjects of Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Nutrition. Dr. Suresh has received NIH Visiting Scientist Fellowship from 2004-2005 (one year) and also during 2010-2012 (two years) and did his research at USA. He also obtained prestigious ICMR Young Bio-medical Scientist fellowship for the years 2014-2015. He is a Fellow of Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy (FABP) and an active member of several scientific bodies. He is serving as faculty at NIN for different courses and also as Board of studies member at various universities.