A Professor in the Department of
Molecular Sciences, University of Tennessee, Dr. Ramareddy V.
Guntaka is our Chief Scientific Adviser. He has three decades of
hands on experience in virology and molecular biology and has
published extensively in many high impact journals. He was a
member of the team that discovered the proto-oncogenes for
which the 1989 Nobel Prize was awarded to Drs. H.E.Varmus and
J.M.Bishop. Dr. Ramareddy V. Guntaka was also the key person for cloning and commercialization of Hepatitis B vaccine (Shanvac-BTM)
and Interferon Alpha 2b (ShanferonTM) by Shantha Biotechnics Ltd,
Hyderabad. He is also credited with cloning and sequencing, for
the first time, the entire genome of Indian isolates of Hepatitis C
Virus. Recently he received the Genome Valley Excellence Award at
the BioAsia 2006, held in February 2006.