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Dr. Venkata Rami Reddy Narala

Dr. Venkata Rami Reddy Narala
Associate Professor

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

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• Ph.D.- Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.
• P.G. Diploma in Animal Welfare - IGNOU, New Delhi.
• M.Sc. - Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India.

PDF/Teaching Experience

• Associate Professor: July 2021 to till date , Dept. of Animal Sciences (Zoology), Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, A.P. India
• Assistant Professor, Dept. of Animal Sciences (Zoology), Yogi Vemana University,Kadapa: July 2009 - June 2021.
• UGC-Raman Post-doctoral Fellow at Morsani College of Medicine, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Division of Allergy and Immunology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA: September 2016 to September 2017.
• Visiting Scholar, Internal Medicine, University Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA: :March 2006 to September 2008.
• Scientist, Virchow Biotech Private Limited, Hyderabad, India: May 2002 to March 2006.

Administrative Experience

• NSS Program Coordinator, YVU NSS Cell, January 2023 to till date.
• Head, Department of Zoology, YVU, Kadapa, December 2022- till date.
• Chairman- BoS in Zoology (P.G) March2022 to till date.
• Member- Student Induction Program (SIP), Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, Nov 2020 to till date.
• Program Officer–NSS–Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa (2018 to till date).
• Member – Central Purchase Committee, Yogi Vemana University – 2020 to Till date.
• External Member – IQAC, Govt. College for Men, Kadapa-19-09-2018-Till date.
• Coordinator – Department of Zoology, Yogi Vemana University (2014-16).
• Warden – Yogi Vemana University College, Boys Hostel (2013-16).
• Coordinator – human ethics cell.
• Member Secretary, In-charge-Animal House facility- Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC), Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa.
• Member Secretary- Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC), Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa.
• Member - Affiliation Committee for UG & PG, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa.
• Member- Anti-ragging committee.
• Observer cum squad for UG & PG exams, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa.
• BOS Member, Department of Zoology, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa.
• BOS Member, Department of Zoology, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa.

Research Projects

Research Grants
• Role of natural products in airway inflammation and remodeling | CSIR | 2023-2026 | Rs. 16,00,000/-
• Nitrated-Fatty Acids as Anti-oxidant and Anti-inflammatory Therapy for Acute Lung Injury | DST-SERB | 2018-2022 | Rs. 54,00,000/-
• Sepsis-induced lung injury: Investigating the mechanisms of pathophysiology | UGC-PDF | 2016-2017 | Rs. 25,00,000/-
• Role of Nuclear Receptors on airway inflammation and remodeling | DBT | 2011-2014 | Rs. 37,00,000/-
• Role of Nitrated fatty acids in immunosupression | DST-SERB | 2012-2015 | Rs. 18,00,000/-
• Identification novel endogenous peroxisome proliferator-activated gamma (PPARγ) ligands in adipogenesis | CSIR | 2011-2014 | Rs. 17,00,000/-
• Study the mechanisms of Lung fibosis (Virchow Biotech Private Limited, Hyderabad) | Virchow Biotech | 2010- 2012 | Rs. 5,00,000/-
Academic Grants
• Alternatives to Animal Experiments for Life Science Research | APSCHE, CSIR | 2020 | Rs. 1,00,000/-
• Science Academies' Lecture Workshop on New Horizons in Genetics | Indian Academy of Sciences | 2018 | Rs. 1,55,000/-

Research Students

Ph.D Awarded

• Mrs. Firdose Begum | Role of FXR in airway inflammation | April, 2016.
• Mrs. D. Madhavi | Role of Natural PPAR gamma agonists in airway inflammation | October, 2020.
• Mr. R. N. Vydyanath | Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles and its Therapeutic Role in Colorectal Cancer | May 2022.

Ph.D Pursuing

• Mrs. K. Ruhinaz | Natural products role in asthma.
• Mr. T. V. Lokesh | Natural products targeting PPAR gamma and its role in acute lung injury.
• Mr. B. Gandardi | Natural products role in airway inflammation and lung injury.
• Mr. K. Hariprakash | Topic needs to be selected.
• Ms. N. Sasi | Evaluation of Antioxidant, Antidiabetic, Anti-Inflammatory, and Anti-Obesity Potential of Selected Traditional Medicinal Plants.
• Mr. B. Rajeswara Reddy.

Achievements / Awards : 07

• A.P. State Meritorious Teacher Award -2022 by A. P. Government.
• A.P. Scientist Award – 2021, Andhra Pradesh State Council of Science and Technology (APCOST), Vijayawada.
• Associate fellow of A.P. Academy of Sciences–2018.
• UGC-Raman Post-doctoral fellowship 2016 – 2017, USF, Tampa, Florida, USA.
• DST – FAST Track Young Scientist – 2012.
• CPCSEA nominee for IAEC (2014-till date).
• Visiting Research Scholar to University of Michigan Fellowship (during Ph. D. - 2006-2008) by Virchow Biotech Private Limited, Hyderabad.

Research Publications in National & International SCI Journals : 55

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Number of Book Chapters (National / International) : 10
Number of Books Published (National / International) : 03
Number of Conference / Symposia Organized : 07
Number of Conference / Symposia Attended : 40
Resource person/Invited talks in seminars/conferences/colleges: 20
Membership in Prestigious Academic Bodies


Reviewed Research Papers of Various Scientific Journals

Reviewed more than 70 research papers for ELSEVIER, Bentham, Wiley, Hindwai etc. Journals as a reviewer. Grant Reviewer for SERB-India.

Ph.D. Thesis Adjudication


Pulmonary Diseases (asthma, lung fibrosis and cancer) and Role of Nuclear receptors, Recombinant DNA technology.

  • Venkata Ramireddy Narala
    Associate Professor
    Department of Animal Sciences (Zoology)
    Yogi Vemana University
    KADAPA-516 005, India.
    Zip/Pin Code: 516005

  • +91 9866094531

  • nvramireddy@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