Internationally renowned scientist Dr. Estari Mamidala, a recipient of the prestigious Sir CV Raman Post-doctoral Research Award from the University Grants Commission in India, joined the laboratory of Dr. Swamy Mruthinti, professor of biology and associate dean of the College of Science and Mathematics for one year starting September 2014. Dr. Mamidala is on sabbatical leave from his current job as an assistant professor of zoology at Kakatiya University in Warangal, India.

UWG Hosts Sir CV Raman Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Left to right: Dr. Estari Mamidala, Nobel Laureate Dr. Thomas Steitz, Dr. S. Swamy Mruthinti

Dr. Mamidala has extensive research experience in biomedical research, published over 50 peer-reviewed research papers, and presented at several national and international research conferences. He is also directing graduate thesis work of 10 Master of Philosophy students and three Ph.D. students at his parent institution. At UWG, he will be working on the ongoing research projects in Dr. Mruthinti’s laboratory and also help train graduate and undergraduate students.

“I am delighted that Dr. Mamidala is at West Georgia for a year,” said Dean of COSM Dr. Farooq Khan. “He will make a valuable contribution to support undergraduate and graduate research, key endeavors in the COSM.”

Posted on January 16, 2015