Dr. Ritesh Kumar Srivastava successfully completed his M.Sc. from Kanpur University, Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh, India) in 2004. He started his PhD program in 2006 at Indian Toxicology Research Institute, Lucknow, India in association with Integral University (Lucknow, India). His PhD was in the field of Genotoxicity of fibers and nanoparticles. After completion of PhD, he moved to United State at the University of Alabama at Birmingham as a Postdoctoral Scientist in 2011. During his postdoctoral training, he has been involved in investigating the pathogenesis of cutaneous blistering and painful inflammation caused by chemical warfare agents (CWA) particularly in interest with arsenicals. Apart from these toxicology-based studies, his contributions are also involved in the prevention and treatments of lethal cancers such as basal cell carcinoma (BCCs), squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) and rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS).
Environmental Toxicology; Nano toxicology; Pharmacology; Cancer prevention Molecular mechanism; Inflammation.