by Emily Wurst

University of West Georgia’s Dr. Satyanarayana Swamy-Mruthinti was recently honored for his scientific achievements when he was presented with the El Instituto de Investigaciones Cientificas y Servicios de Alta Tecnologia (INDICASAT) Distinguished Scientist Award by the Association for Biotechnology and Pharmacy (ABAP).

Professor KRSS Rao, Acharya Nagarjuna University and Secretary of ABAP; Dr. Satyanarayana Swamy-Mruthinti; Dr. Rakesh Mishra, director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology; Professor Avula Damodaram, vice chancellor of Sri Venkateswara University pose with a plaque
Left to right: Professor KRSS Rao, Acharya Nagarjuna University and Secretary of ABAP; Dr. Satyanarayana Swamy-Mruthinti; Dr. Rakesh Mishra, director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology; Professor Avula Damodaram, vice chancellor of Sri Venkateswara University

The INDICASAT-ABAP Distinguished Scientist Award is given to a scientist who has made great contributions to the field of biomedical and biotechnological sciences. Mruthinti was chosen by the INDICASAT-ABAP review board, a panel consisting of several distinguished professionals from the field.

The award was presented at the International Conference on Environmental Conservation and Human Health. The conference took place on the campus of Sri Venkateswara University in Tirupati, India. In addition to being presented with his award, Mruthinti also gave a presentation at the conference.

The INDICASAT-ABAP review board chose Mruthinti as recipient for the award because of the various and extensive contributions he has made to his field of study. He was also awarded the Sri Sarangapani Gold Medal for his contributions.

Throughout his 35-year professional career, Mruthinti has served as an instructor and professor at multiple schools, not only here in Georgia but abroad in India as well. He has been published numerous times in a variety of scholarly publications and has received multiple accolades for his work. His research projects and grants are extensive, calling the attention of the INDICASAT-ABAP board.

Currently, Mruthinti is a professor of biology at UWG. In addition to teaching, he serves as a faculty advisor and has mentored students in their own undergraduate research projects.

“I am humbled and honored to be recognized by the fellow scientists for this award,” Mruthinti said about his notable achievement.

INDICASAT is a premier research institute located in Panama City, Panama. Founded in 2002, its mission is to be a reputable source for biomedical and biotechnological research and technology services, not only nationally in Panama, but worldwide. The ultimate vision of the organization is that its knowledge and technology will aid in the socio-economical development of the country.

Posted on February 20, 2017