About the Dean, School of Life Sciences

Prof. Asheesh Srivastava
Prof. Anand Prakash

Prof. Anand Prakash has played an important role in development of teaching and research both at national and International level. He has been in the Academics for the last 18 years. He started his teaching career in 2001, after successfully completing his doctoral work at Indian Institute of Toxicological Research, Lucknow & Dr. R M L Avadh University, Faizabad, U.P. However, his passion for higher research made him join postdoctoral position in 2004 at University of Illinois Chicago, USA and later at Department of Pharmacology at Creighton University Omaha, Nebraska, USA. During this span of about 05 years he underwent world class training in the field of learning and memory and alcohol addiction. He learnt many behavioural, molecular and electrophysiological techniques required towards deeper understanding of neural circuits leading to memory formation as well as addiction. In 2009 he came back to India and joined as an Assistant Professor at Department of Biotechnology, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow. He worked hard in changing the research and teaching at the Department. He also brought a new innovative programme in M.Sc. Brain and Cognition Sciences as well as big research grants from Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Department of Science (DST), both under the aegis of Govt. of India. Presently with the new assignment as Professor at Dept. of Biotech, and Dean School of Life Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari, Bihar, all his efforts are towards developing a conducive environment for teaching, learning and research.