Prof. Prakash Babu received Ph.D. from University of Hyderabad, Post-Doctoral from Japan and U.K. His main research interests are Cerebral Ischemia/ Ischemic stroke, Cerebral Malaria, Glioma, Meningioma and Epilepsy. He has guided 20 doctoral students and is currently supervising 8 Ph.D. students and 3 Post-Doctoral students. He has published more than 100 research articles in the peer reviewed journals, presented his research in more than 150 national and international conferences, and has also organized many conferences of national and international significance. He has served as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor to the University of Hyderabad and is now the Dean, School of Medical Science, University of Hyderabad. His prominent administrative positions in the University of Hyderabad include Dean Students’ Welfare, Chief Proctor, Head, Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. He has served/ is serving across various important committees in the University, Biotech and Pharma industries and Hospitals in different capacities. He is Fellow, National Academy of Biological Sciences, Chennai; Fellow, A.P. Akademy of Sciences; Fellow, Indian Academy of Neurosciences, Lucknow; STA Fellow, Japan Science and Technology, DST-DAAD fellow, DBT- Overseas fellow, Secretary, Asia Pacific Society for Neurochemistry (APSN), Singapore; General Secretary, Society for Neurochemistry, India (SNCI); Secretary General, Federation of Asian Biotech Association; Vice-President, Indian Society for Parasitology. Currently his lab has grants from DBT and DST. He has active collaboration with KIMS Hospital, Dr.ILS. He is Chairman, IC-SCR Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, member, IC-SCR, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute and Member, Research Advisory committee, Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences. Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, ICMR- National Animal Resource Facility for Bio-Medical Research (NARFBR).