Name: Dr. Mahendra Pal
Educational Qualification: Ph.D
Department: Veterinary Public Health
University: Addis Ababa University
Research Interests: Veterinary Public Health, Infectious diseases, Food microbiology, Epidemiology of zoonoses, Diagnosis of fungal infections, Dermatology, Ecology of mycotic pathogens, Food hygiene, Occupational zoonoses, Environmental health
Biography: Prof. Dr.Mahendra Pal, Ex-Professor of Veterinary Public Health (UNDP), Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, is an internationally renowned scientist, and a well known distinguished academician with 610 publications and 8 books. Prof. Pal also worked as Professor and Head, Department of Veterinary Public Health, Anand Agricultural University, India. He is associated as Editor and Member of many online journals. Prof. Pal guided over 67 students at DVM, MVSc, MSc, and Ph.D. level in India and Ethiopia. He is credited to develop Pal’s medium, APRM medium, PHOL stain and Narayan stain for the study of fungi, which are implicated in the clinical disorders of humans and animals. Prof. Pal elucidated for the first time the role of Cryptococcus neoformans in the mastitis of goat and buffalo, Fusarium solani in corneal ulcer of buffalo, Aspergillus fumigatus in rhinitis of camel and mule, Trichophyton verrucosum in dermatitis of deer, and Candida tropicalis in human lung empyema. He has established for the first time the prevalence of Cryptococcus neoformans in the environment of New Zealand, Nepal, and Djibouti. Prof.Pal has reported the first isolation of Candida albicans from mastitic milk,and Trichophyton verrucosum in dermatitis of camel in Ethiopia. Prof. Pal launched the Ph.D. programme for first time in Veterinary Public Health at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia and also at College of Veterinary Science, Anand, Gujarat, India. His biography is published in World’s Who and Who. Prof. Pal is recipient of many award including “Distinguished Teacher Award”, “Jawaharlal Nehru Award”, “International Achievement Award”, and “ Life Time Achievement Award”. He delivered guest lecturers in medical and veterinary colleges in India, New Zealand, Japan, and Ethiopia. Prof. Pal is the “First Indian Veterinarian” who worked as “JSPS Visiting Scientist” at University of Tokyo, Japan. He is serving as Chief Editor, Editor, Associate Editor, and Member of the editorial board of over seventy online journals. Prof. Pal is “Life Member” of several scientific societies. He is invited by many International Associations to attend the Conference. Considering his immense contribution, Prof. Pal is known as “Father of Veterinary Mycology” in India. Very recently, he launched “Narayan Consultancy” on Veterinary Public Health and Microbiology to give free technical advice to scientists of poor resource countries of the world. In addition, Prof. Pal is doing charitable work for the needy people in various ways from his personal money since 1970.