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Dr. Amooru Gangaiah Damu

Dr. Amooru Gangaiah Damu

M.Sc., Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
Yogi Vemana University
Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Ph.D. (1999) – Department of Chemistry, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati (A.P.).

PDF/Teaching Experience

• Professor of Chemistry, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: April 2014 – Till date.
• Associate Professor in Chemistry, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: April 2008 – April 2014.
• Assistant Professor in Chemistry, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: July 2007 – April 2008.
• Post Doctoral Fellow, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan: April 2000 – June 2007.
• CSIR-Senior Research Fellow, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati: November 1998 – April 2000.

Administrative Experience

• Served as Head, Department of Chemistry from 10th April, 2008 to 24th May, 2012.
• Served as Executive Council Member of Yogi Vemana University from September 2008 to July 2011.
• Served as a Member, Central admission Committee, Yogi Vemana University from March 2008 to July 2009.
• Served as Director, Directorate of Admissions, Yogi Vemana University from August 2009 to 18th October 2011.
• Served as Coordinator, Helpline Centre, Yogi Vemana University from August, 2009 to October, 2011.
• Served as Director of SC and ST Cell, Yogi Vemana University from October 2011 to September 2012.
• Served as Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Cell, Yogi Vemana University from February 2012 to June 2015.
• As Executive Council Member of Yogi Vemana University for the second time fromFebraury 2016 to July 2019.
• Served as Dean, College Development Council, Yogi Vemana University from June 2015 to April 2018.
• Served as Member, Internal Quality Assessment Committee (IQAC), Yogi Vemana University from March 2015 to July 2018.
• Served as Chairman, BOS in Chemistry, Yogi Vemana University from September 2013 to January 2021.
• Served as a Member in Yogi Vemana University Research Advisory Council from February, 2018 to June, 2020 (2Y 4M).
• Serving as Chairman, Central Purchase Committee of Yogi Vemana University from February, 2018 to till date.
• Serving as Advisor to Directorate of Admissions (DOA), Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa since September, 2020.
• Served as Member, Academic Council, Govt. Arts College (Autonomous), Kadapa from May 2014 to April 2016.
• Served as Ex-officio Member of BOS in chemistry, Govt. Arts College (Autonomous), Kadapa.
• As Member, Academic Council, SKR & SKR Govt. Degree College for Women (Autonomous), Kadapa.
• Served as Member, BOS in Biochemistry, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa from November 2013 for 3 years.
• Served as Ex Officio Member, UG-BOS in Chemistry, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa from November 2013 for 3 years.

Research Projects

• Bio-Diesel Production from Hydrocarbon Yielding Plants. Sponsored by Department of Science and Technology (DST) in 2008-2010 as Co-Principal Investigator – Project Outlay: Rs. 22,52,413/-
• Search for novel class of potent and selective plant natural products-based inhibitors of Hormone Sensitive Lipase (HSL), an enzyme of potential importance in the treatment of Diabetes. Sponsored by SERC, Department of Science and Technology (DST) in 2010-2012 as Principal Investigator – Project Outlay: Rs. 18,38,000/-
• Development of Novel Phytochemical Inhibitors of - and -Glucosidases: The Powerful Therapeutic Targets of Many Human Threatening Diseases. Sponsored by SERB-Department of Science and Technology (DST) in 2012-2014 as Principal Investigator – Project Outlay: Rs. 12,00,000/-
• Development of novel multifunctional quinazolinone and cyanoacetamide based heterocyclics with Cholinesterase Inhibition, anti-A-amyloid Aggregation, Antioxidant and Neuroprotective properties as innovative drugs for Alzheimer's disease. Sponsored by SERB, New Delhi. Since 2018 as PI. Project Outlay: Rs. 41,60,000/-.

Research Students

Ph.D Awarded

• Mr. S. Jeelan Basha | Synthesis, Spectral Characterization, Physiological Assessment of Oxygen Heterocyclics as Multifunctional anti-Alzheimer agents and Unraveling their Binding Mechanism with Acetylcholinesterase | September, 2016.
• Mr. P. Mohan | Bio-Guided Isolation, Spectral Characterization and Evaluation of Compounds of Plant Origin as Multi Target Directed Ligands against Alzheimer’s Disease and their Mechanistic Studies on Cholinesterase Binding | February, 2018.

Ph.D Pursuing

• Mr. Z. Raveendra Babu |Bio-guided isolation of multifunctional constituents from plants: Implication for Alzheimer’s disease and Diabetes dual therapy.
• Mr. K. Yelamanda Rao | Development of novel multifunctional quinazolinone and cyanoacetamide based heterocyclics with cholinesterase inhibition, anti-beta amyloid aggregation, antioxidant and neuroprotective properties as innovative drugs for Alzheimer’s disease.
• Ms. Sree Lakshmi | Development of Nitrogen based heterocyclic hybrids as innovative multi-target directed ligands against Alzheimer’s disease and their mechanistic studies at molecular level.
• Mr. B. Chandrasekar | Plant/Natural Product Mediated Synthesis and Characterization of Bimetallic Nanoparticles and Evaluation of their Biological Applications.
• Ms. B. Krupa Karuna Vani | Bio-assisted synthesis of Bimetallic Nanoparticles, Characterization and assessment of their Biomedical Applications.
• Mr. D. Ramesh Kumar|Studies of salts, polymorphs and co-crystalline forms of some agrochemical ingredients.
• Mr. V. Manohar Reddy |Quality by design (QBD) for process development and completion of active pharmaceutical ingredients manufacturing.
• Mr. K. Gurumurthychari| Green Synthesis of Bimetallic Nanoparticles, Characterization and Evaluation of their Antibacterial, Antidiabetic and anti-Alzheimer Activities.

Achievements / Awards : 05

• 2018-Fellow of Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences (FAPAS) from Government of AP.
• 2005 - Listed in Asian/American Who’s Who by Rifacimento International Publishers, New Delhi, India.
• 2003 -Post Doctoral Fellowship from National Science Council, Taipei, Taiwan.
• 2000 -Post Doctoral Fellowship from National Health Research Institute, Taiwan.
• 1997 -CSIR - Senior Research Fellowship, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India.

Research Publications in National & International SCI Journals : 70

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Number of Book Chapters (National / International) : 03
Number of Books Published (National / International) : Nil
Number of Conference / Symposia Organized : 02
Number of Conference / Symposia Attended : 87
Membership in Prestigious Academic Bodies

• Member of Royal Chemical Society (MRSC), England.
• Member of American Chemical Society (ACS), USA.
• Life Member of Indian Chemical Society (ICS), Kolkata, India.
• Life Member of Association of Chemistry Teachers (ACT), Mumbai, India.

Reviewed Research Papers of Various Scientific Journals

• Royal Society of Chemistry, London, U.K.
• American Chemical Society, Washington D. C., USA.
• Elsevier, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS.
• Wiley - VCH, Weinheim, GERMANY.
Journal of Natural Products, European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, RSC Advances, Journal of Bimolecular Structure and Dynamics, Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, Journal Of Enzyme Inhibition And Medicinal Chemistry, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International, Journal of Microbiology and Genetics, Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research, Indian Journal of Advances in Chemical Science.

Ph.D. Thesis Adjudication

Number of Ph.D. thesis submitted to various universities like Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Rayalaseema University, Kurnool, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, Krishna University, Machilipatnam, Osmania University, Hyderabad etc. were adjudicated.

Bioactive Natural Products, Organic Synthesis, Chemical Biology, Molecular Interactions.

  • Department of Chemistry, Yogi Vemana University, Vemanapuram, Kadapa, Y.S.R Kadapa, A.P., India.
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What they say?


I am indebted to the faculty of the University, who inculcated scientific temper and research aptitude and I think YVU is a happening place for qualitative research.

Anand Kumar
Ph.D. in Biotechnology

The academic ambience and infrastructure of the University are the hallmarks, I consider myself to be lucky to be here and I foresee a bright future in pursuit of Science.

Shaik Fasiha Begam
M.Sc. in Physics

Yogi Vemana University is certainly a hub for meaningful research activities. Research in social sciences here bears contemporary relevance and addresses societal problems.

Varikunta Sailaja
Ph.D. in English

Yogi Vemana University installed faith in me to explore new avenues in liberal arts which mates us more humane and civilized.

Karanam Saiteja