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Dr. D. Vijaya Raghava Prasad

Dr. Durbaka Vijaya Ragahva Prasad

( Ramanjunan Fellow, Department of Science and Technology New Delhi India)


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

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Ph.D. (2002) – NCCS, Pune & DAVV University, Indore, India.

PDF/Teaching Experience

Professor, Department of Microbiology, Yogi VemanaUniversity, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA: 20th 9th April 2022 onwards.
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA: 9th April. 2008 – 9th April 2016.

Administrative Experience

• Head department of Microbiology, YVU, Kadapa.
• Co-ordinator department of Zoology, YVU, Kadapa.
• Chief Superintendent,University Examinations, YVU.
• Controller of Examinations, YVU, Kadapa.
• Coordinator,RUSA,YVU, Kadapa.
• Coordinator, UGC-Cell , YVU, Kadapa.
• Chairman,BOS-Microbiology (also for Zoology ,Genetics & Psychology).
• Registrar, Y V U (2020 onwards).

Research Projects

• Microbial consortia for effective decolorization and degradation of Anthraquinone dyes (PI : From 2012 To 2015) Rs. 32,21,600/-from the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, New Delhi.
• Detection and evaluation of Candida sps isolate from oral infections of Diabetic subjects by molecular genetic methods (PI; 2014 TO 2017) Rs. 11.60,800/-from the University Grants Commission, Government of India, New Delhi.
• A study to define role of various differentiated T-helper cells in priming and effector phases of Atopic dermatitis using mouse model. Ramanujan Fellowship project, DST, Governament of India.
• Synthesis, Characterization and DNA binding and cleavage activities of Novel macrocyclic hetero organo transition metal complexes. CSIR Project.

Research Students

Ph.D Awarded: 04

• E. Siva Kumar | Molecular cloning and functional analysis of Lypoxisanase from Horsegram Macrotyloma uniflorum.(Lam) Verdc | February, 2015.
• B. Mohan Reddy | Synthesis and Biological activity studies of Medicinally Valuable Heterocyclic and Macrocyclic Compounds and Development of New Synthetic methodologies involving C-C/C-Nbond formation and Bromination Reactions. | January , 2015.
• A Srinu | Microbial decolorization and degradation of Anthroquinone dyes (AB-25, RB-19and BBR)by fungal strains isolated from Industrial effluents. | May, 2017.
• P. Roja Rani | Isolation and characterization of bacteriophages against multidrug Resistant (MDR) bacteria from wound infections and their potential role in biological control | May, 2019.

Ph.D Pursuing: 03

• Mrs. Kaipa Sree Lakshmi Sharvani (Full time Research scholar from Aug 2022).
• Mr.C. Guru Prasad (Part time Research scholar from Aug 2022).
• Mrs.Babitha Martina (Part time Research scholar from Aug 2022).

Achievements / Awards : 04

• Awarded Senior research Fellowship by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India (1998-2001).
• JSPS (Japanese Society for the Promotion of Sciences) fellowship 2004-2006.
• Taniguchi Postdoctoral fellow at Osaka University May 2006 to 2008.
• Ramanujan fellowship (DST, Govt of India) for 5 years 2009-2013.

Patents : 03

• B7S1 discovery “ B7S1 as a novel immune modulator” (USA patent).
• M150 antibody international patent filed by NCCS, Pune.
• B7-H3 antibody patented by Univ of Washington, USA.

Research Publications in National & International SCI Journals : 33

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Number of Book Chapters (National / International) : 02
Number of Books Published (National / International) : 04
Number of Conference / Symposia Organized : 25
Number of Conference / Symposia Attended : 56
Membership in Prestigious Academic Bodies: 04

• Life Member of Indian Immunological society.
• Life Member of The Association of Microbiologists of India.
• Life Member of LASA (Laboratory Animal Scientists' Association (India).

Reviewed Research Papers of Various Scientific Journals

Reviewed scientific letters publications reviews for various journals of Innovative publications.

Ph.D. Thesis Adjudication

Number of Ph.D thesis submitted to various universities like Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Rayalaseema University, Kurnool, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur and Pondicherry University etc were adjudicated.

1. Bioremidiation: Microbial consortia for effective degradation and decolonization of anthraquinone dyes: which are more toxic, and are released through the effluents and discharged to public environment. These effluents amended with toxic dyes which are detrimental to living things. As a part of our study we isolated several microorganisms from dye amended soils and made them in to consortia form which is used an indicate to degrade the dye effluents by decolonization efficacy, and also tested various intermediate compounds released via degradation path way and their impact was studies using toxicity studies FTIR, NMR, LCMS, GCMS, HPLC etc.


2. Detection and evaluation of candida species isolated from oral infections of diabetic subjects by using molecular techniques: Oral samples collected from diabetic subjects and isolated candida species and non candida albicans species and their diversity and pathogenicity has been evaluated by using molecular markers and virulence factors. The intensity and progression of the infection can be calibarated by biofilms and tested for their antimicrobial susceptibility.


3. Isolation, and characterization of bacteriophages against multi drug resistant bacteria from wound infections and their potential role in biological control : bacteriophage therapy has potential to find a key role in modern medicine. Isolated bacterial strains from wound infections and determined and characterized them as multi drug resistant strains for which bacteriophages have been isolated and identified. These bacteriophages act against the MDR bacteria which forms biofilms and their lytic probabilities had been earmarked. To overcome the drug resistance these bacteriophages used as a alternative therapeutics in the current scenario.

  • Dr.D.Vijaya Raghava Prasad
    Department of Microbiology
    YOGI VEMANA UNIVERSITY, Kadapa – 516 005
    Y. S. R District, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.

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  • durbaka@yvu.edu.in


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