Dr. Shivaji Sisinthy

Director of Research at L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India

About Dr. Shivaji Sisinthy

Dr Shivaji retired as a scientist at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, in 2013. Subsequently he took over as the Director of Research at   L V Prasad Eye Institute. His research interests include ‘Microbiome of the gut and eye, Antimicrobial resistance of the eye, and Biodiversity of Antarctica, Arctic, Himalayas etc. His research in reproductive biology led to the creation of LaCONES, the laboratory for the conservation of endangered animals. In recognition of his research the Government of India has conferred the prestigious National Award for research in Cryosphere and Polar sciences and the Antarctic Award for excellence in the field of Biological Sciences. He is also a recipient OSCON-2016, by Orissa state ophthalmological society for his work on Ocular microbiome. He was a visiting scientist at Max-Planck Institute for Biophysikalische Chemie, Gottingen, West Germany, National Institute of Basic Biology, Okazaki, Japan, Institute for Medicine, Muenster, Germany and Observatoire Oceanologique, France. He is a fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India, Indian Academy of Sciences, India, and of the Zoological Society of London, 2002. He has more than 400 publications in peer reviewed journals and is ranked among the best 2% of the world’s microbiologists by Stanford University, USA.