V. K. Singh

Department of Zoology, DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, 273009, U.P. India, India


V. K. Singh works as an Assistant Professor at Department of Zoology, DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, India. He received the Ph.D. degree from this university in 1996 on the topic of studies on molluscicidal properties of Allium sativum (garlic) against harmful snails. His current research interests include natural plant products, pest control, vector-borne diseases, toxicology, and pharmacology. Singh has university teaching and research experience of more than seventeen years. He has successfully isolated and identified pure molluscicidal compounds from more than a dozen of medicinal plants and observed their mode of action on the snails at cellular level. His work is recognized internationally in the field of formulation and use of synthetic and biopesticides for integrated pest/vector-diseases management. Singh has devised a bioassay method for pesticides using isolated organs of snails. Currently, he is working on the pesticidal property of the different formulations of cow urine of Indian cow breeds singly or synergistically with bioactive product of plant molluscicides. Singh has published 81 full research papers in 48 journals of international repute. Singh is a Life Member of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), Kolkata, India, and National Environmentalist Association (NEA), Ranchi, India. He is the Regional Editor of international scientific journals: American Journal of Biochemistry; Molecular Biology, Research Journal of Parasitology, and Journal of Pharmacology; Toxicology, Research Journal of Environmental Toxicology, and International Journal of Zoological Research. Singh is a Reviewer of several international research journals. One major research project that is funded by UGC is ongoing. His malacology lab is the major center in the country, where the work on different aspects of snail control is being carried out.

Biography Updated on 7 February 2014

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