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Dr. Ramareddy V. Guntaka Director and Chief Scientific Advisor 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.

Worldwide Patent No. 5,780,611 is an asset to Dr. Ramareddy V. Guntaka for Oligomers, which inhibit expression of Collagen Genes. This nucleic acid based drug is to control organ fibrosis (liver, kidney, lungs, heart, restenosis, etc.).

He guides Sudershan Biotech Ltd. in cloning and expression of Recombinant Therapeutic Vaccines for Viruses and Industrial Enzymes for the production of Antibiotics & Anti-viral drugs. He also guides Sudershan Biotech Ltd. in the future product pipeline and direction to achieve the set goals.

Steering Committee

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Dr. Ramareddy V.
Guntaka

Chief Scientific Advisor

Professor in the Department of Molecular Sciences, University of Tennessee, Dr. Ramareddy V. Guntaka is the Chief Scientific Adviser of Sudershan Biotech Limited. 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 was awarded the Genome Valley Excellence Award at the BioAsia 2006, held in February 2006.

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Prof. P. Reddanna

Advisor

Present Position:  Professor, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad,

Academic back ground: Obtained M.Sc. and Ph. D. (Molecular Physiology) from S. V. University, Tirupati; Worked as lecturer at S. V. University (1982-90) before joining as Reader at University of Hyderabad; and became full Professor in 1998.

Research Interests: Role of Eicosanoids (Prostaglandins & Leukotrienes) in physiological (Reproduction) and pathological (Inflammation and Cancers) processes.

Professional Achievements:  Published around 150 papers in peer reviewed journals. Guided 25 students for Ph.D. and trained more than 50 students for M. Sc. Projects.

Major Scientific Contributions:   The Major
contributions are in the area of polyunsaturated fatty acid oxygenations via enzymatic (Lipoxygenase and Cyclooxygenase) and non-enzymatic (free radicals, lipid peroxidations and antioxidant defenses) pathways.

Important Fellowships and Awards
• Ministry of Education & Culture, Govt. of India
“Overseas Post Doctoral Fellowship” (1984-87)
• The Rockefeller Foundation Biotechnology Career
Award
• Chemtech Foundation Pharmabio “Excellence
Award” 2005

2 Dr. V. D. Reddy Advisor

Qualification : PhD in Genetics from Osmania University, Hyderabad,
M.Sc in Genetics from Osmania University, Hyderabad.

Experience : 19 years
Director, Centre for Plant Molecular Biology, OU Hyderabad

PG Teaching Experience
; 19 yrs

Research Experience : 25 years

Awards  : Rockefeller Foundation visiting Fellowship (1991), University of Missouri, USA.

3 Dr. K. V. Rao Advisor

Qualification : PhD in Genetics from Osmania University, Hyderabad,
M.Sc in Genetics from Osmania University, Hyderabad.

PG Teaching Experience ; 16 yrs

Research Experience : 23 years

Pre-doctoral : 5 yrs

Post –doctoral : 18 years

Assistant Professor : Centre for Plant Molecular
Biology, OU Hyderabad

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