Rajendra Mohan Srivastava
Rajendra Mohan Srivastava received his B.S. degree in biological sciences in 1957 and his M.S. degree in chemistry, specializing in organic chemistry, in 1959, both from Lucknow University, Lucknow, UP, India. He earned his Ph.D. degree in natural products in 1965 from the same university. In November of the same year, he joined Brown University, Providence, RI, USA, as a Research Associate in the group of Prof. Leallyn B. Clapp and stayed there until February 1968. From 1968 to 1970, he worked with Professor R.K. Brown, Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, in the area of carbohydrate chemistry. He also taught organic chemistry to sophomore students at the University of Waterloo, Ont, Canada, and carried out the synthesis of amino sugars in association with Professor B. Fraser–Reid (1971-1972), and later at the University of Illinois, Ill, USA, again on sugar chemistry. In 1973, he joined the chemistry faculty at Federal University of Pernambuco, PE, Brazil, as a Professor of organic chemistry, where he retired in February 2007, but continuing his research work as a Research Professor at the same university. His research interests include chemistry of heterocyclic compounds, synthesis and stereochemistry of monosaccharides, amino sugars and glycoheterocyclic compounds, as well as mass spectral studies of organic compounds.
Biography Updated on 9 October 2008