Ravi Kant Upadhyay has completed his Ph.D. degree in Insect Biochemistry Research on the Topic "Cholesterol absorption in locusts" in Dec. 1997 from the University of Delhi under joint registration with the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi. 110067. His main thrust area is cholesterol metabolism in insects, the main role of cholesterol-binding proteins in cholesterol transport and absorption. At present, he is working on the purification of animal toxins, their toxicity determination, and neutralization by using polyclonal antibodies in animal models for the last 20 years. Seven students have been awarded Ph.D. under my supervision. Seven more students are doing their research work for obtaining a Ph.D. degree working in different areas of interest i.e. control of garden and forest termites by using different plant-based formulations and evaluation of antimicrobial action of plant natural products in vitro cultures. My wide interest is toxins purification, antibody production, vaccine immunotherapy, stem cell therapy, and cancer. At present, I am a Professor in the Department of Zoology, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, and Gorakhpur and providing my service regularly since 2001. My academic capabilities can be well gauged by the more than 147 international publications covering 41 different international journals and 3 book chapters, delivered more than 27 invited lectures at seminars and conferences. I have had the opportunities to learn from interactions with distinguished academicians, experts, and leaders. I have successfully completed three research projects sponsored by different Government agencies. UGC sponsored a major research project “Production of polyclonal antibodies against animal toxins by using natural and synthetic toxin peptides”. CSIR sponsored a major research project “Characterization and immunocytochemical localization of cholesterol-binding proteins”. UGC sponsored major research “Antibacterial and antifungal activity of certain plant essential oils and their major constituents against drug-resistant pathogens. Presently, I am an editorial board member of more than 52 international journals and editor in chief of one journal. I am assisting the international scientific community in creative writing and involved in the production of high-quality research papers.
Ravi Kant Upadhyay's main thrust area is cholesterol metabolism in insects, the main role of cholesterol-binding proteins in cholesterol transport and absorption. Termite control by using different plant-based formulations, evaluation of antimicrobial action of plant natural products, purification of animal toxins, its toxicity determination, and neutralization by using polyclonal antibodies in animal models. The goal is to develop a poly-specific single antibody as a prophylactic agent for the treatment of envenomated patients.