Bio Sketch
FULL NAME : Rakesh K. Srivastava, Ph.D.
 
PRESENT ACADEMIC RANK : Professor and Senior Scientist
 
EDUCATION    
  1987 - 1990 : M.Sc., Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
  1991 - 1994 : Ph.D., University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  1994 - 1996 : Postdoctoral Fellow. National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  1996 - 1999 : Fellowship, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences.
 
APPOINTMENTS    
  1999 - 2005 : Assistant Professor. Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
  2005 - 200 : Associate Professor. Department of Biochemistry, University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, TX
  2008 - 2009 : Professor. Department of Biochemistry, University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, TX
  2009 - 2014 : Tyler Endowed Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics, and Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  2009 – 2014 : Eminent Scholar,Kansas Bioscience Authority
  2013 - 2015 : Senior Scientist, Kansas City VA Medical Center, Kansas City, MO
  2015 - 2016 : Professor, Division of Pharmacology, University of Missouri-Kansas City, MO
  2016 - Present : Professor, Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, and Department of Genetics, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
 
AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS    
  1978 – 1981 : Junior Research Fellowship
  1980 : A.A.I. Alumni Association award
  1981 : Merit award in B.Sc.
  1982 – 1984 : National Merit Scholarship M.Sc.
  1984 : Merit award in M.Sc.
  1988 – 1990 : Bursary, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
  1991 : Best Poster Presentation
  1994 – 1996
: Fogarty International Fellowship, National Institutes of Health
  1996 – 1999 : National Research Council Fellowship, National Academy of Sciences, USA
  2000 – 2004
: Career Development Award, Department of Defense, US Army, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program
  2009 : Eminent Scholar, Kansas Bioscience Authority (KBA)
  2016 : Scholar, Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium (LCRC)
 
RESEARCH INTERESTS : Drug discovery and development, cancer therapy, prevention, diabetes, nutrition, stem cell, autophagy, non-coding RNA, nanotechnology, angiogenesis, metastasis, pharmacology, toxicology, biochemistry
 
TEACHING : Human Biology, Pharmacology, Principles of Drug Actions, Molecular Cell Biology, Histology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Zoology, Botany, Horticulture, Physiology, Cancer Biology, Toxicology, Endocrinology, Genetics, Cancer Therapeutics, Anatomy
 
SERVICES : Served in various national and international committees, and also as an advisor to several government agencies
 
MEMBERSHIPS : American Association for Cancer Research (AACR),
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS),
American Association for Cell Biology (AACB),
Society for Basic Urological Research (SBUR)
 
BOOK EDITOR : 5
      Apoptosis, Cell Signaling and Human Diseases: Molecular Mechanisms. Volume I. Editor: RK. Srivastava. 2007. Humana Press. ISBN: 1-58829-677-6.
      Apoptosis, Cell Signaling and Human Diseases: Molecular Mechanisms. Volume II. Editor: RK. Srivastava. 2007. Humana Press. ISBN: 1-58829-882-5.
      Diet, Nutrition and Cancer. Editors: S Shankar and RK Srivastava. 2011. Springer. ISBN: 978-94-007-2922-3
      Stem Cell and Human Diseases. Editors: RK Srivastava and S Shankar. 2011. Springer. ISBN 978-94-007-2800-4
      Lost in Translation. Editors: RK Srivastava, W Maksymowicz, and W Lopaczynski. 2014. World Scientific Publishing. ISBN: 978-981-4489-06-5
 
JOURNAL EDITOR / EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER : 15
 
FUNDING SUPPORT : National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense US Army, Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundations and others
 
PATENTS : 3
 
BOOK CHAPTERS : 15
 
PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS : 120
 
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND INVITED SEMINARS : 200
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