Ajai Kumar Srivastav
Ajai Kumar Srivastav was born in Gorakhpur, India, in 1953. He received the M.S. degree (zoology) and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Gorakhpur, India, in 1974 and 1981, respectively. He joined the University of Gorakhpur in 1982 as an Assistant Professor of zoology and presently working as a Professor at the same university. Professor Srivastav received national acclaim in the form of Young Scientist Award from the Indian National Science Academy. He is the recipient of several prestigious international fellowships (INSA-DFG, INSA-Netherlands Sci. Acad., INSA-JSPS, JSPS INVITATION) and has also been bestowed the coveted Marie Curie Fellowship by Commission of European Communities. After completion of his M.S. degree, Professor Srivastav was engaged in pursuing researches on mammalian calcium regulation. Thereafter, he extended his studies to nonmammalian vertebrates and obtained exciting results. He made outstanding original contributions in the field of comparative endocrinology. Professor Srivastav has brilliantly elucidated the role of several hormones to participate in calcium regulation of lower vertebrates. Currently, he is engaged in investigating the effects of environmental stressors on the endocrine glands related to calcium regulation in aquatic vertebrates. His results indicate that endocrine dysfunction in ultimobranchial gland and corpuscles of Stannius can occur in fish exposed to environmental contaminants. He is having international collaborations with leading scientists in his field. Professor Srivastav has published around 125 research publications and five review articles in a vast array of reputed international journals. He is on the editorial/advisory board of about 22 prestigious international journals and acting as a referee for about 35 international journals.
Biography Updated on 11 December 2009