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Dr. Ramaballav Roy

Zoology Department, Goa University
Taleigao Plateau

Brief Biography:

20 year of PG teaching with 24 years independent research.

* Ph.D. (Zoology): From Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, 731235, West Bengal, India in the year of 1987.
* M.Sc. (Life Science, Zoology): Specialization in Environmental Physiology and Biochemistry from Visva Bharati University in the year of 1982.
* B.Sc. (Hons.) in Zoology: with Botany and Chemistry as supplemented subject from University of Calcutta, Calcutta, West Bengal, India in the year of 1979.


Academic positions:

a) Associate Professor, Department of Zoology, Goa University, Goa w.e.f. January 2006.
b) Reader in Zoology, Department of Zoology, Goa University, Goa,  w.e.f. August 1998.
c) Lecturer in Zoology, Department of Zoology, Goa University, Goa w.e.f. February 1993.
d) Research Associate of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research at Department of Chemistry, Bose Institute, Calcutta, West Bengal (1989-1993).
e) Senior Research Fellow of C.S.I.R. at Department of Zoology, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan (1987-1989).


Research interests:

* Adaptational biochemistry with respect to membrane structure & cellular functions.
* Nutritional biochemistry with respect to lipid metabolism.
* Role of PUFA with respect to well being state of orangnism.
* Lipidomics of fishes.


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Awards and Prizes won:
* Received INSA visiting fellowship to have an academic programme at CCMB, Hyderabad in 2006.
* Visited Hungary as a Collaborative Scientist under Bilateral Exchange Programme between INSA and Hungarian  Academy of Science in 1995-96.
* Received Young Scientist Research Project Award of DST, Govt. of India in 1994.
* Received UNESCO fellowship for One year International Training Course in Hungary on“Selected Topics of Modern Biology” in 1987.

Contribution to Institutional/ Corporate/ Extension activities:
* Member of Departmental Council
* Member of Academic Council (1996-1998)
* Member of University Court (2006-2008)
* Member of BOS, Zoology, Goa University (1999-2002; 2009- )
* Member of Faculty Board, Life Sciences, Goa University ( 2003-2006)
* Life member of Indian Society of Comparative Animal Physiology,
* Life member of Asian Fisheries Forum.


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