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October 28, 2022

Roman Ganta delivers scientific lectures at top universities in India

Submitted by Joe Montgomery

Roman Ganta was recognized at Adikavi Nannaya University in India

Roman Ganta, university distinguished professor and director of the Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases at the College of Veterinary Medicine, visited his home country of India and delivered a series of scientific lectures at several top universities.

The first part of the lecture tour took place Sept. 16 and17 at Hyderabad, India, where Ganta attended the third edition of the Global Biotechnology Conference. He served as an inaugural session chair for the conference and as a plenary presentation speaker. On Sept. 26 and 27, Ganta traveled to Srikakulam, where he visited Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University.

"I am currently an international visiting professor at this university," Ganta said. "I was invited as the distinguished university guest and interacted with administration and faculty regarding teaching and research advances and opportunities for academic enhancement at the university and for highlighting opportunities for future scientists. I gave two scientific presentations on tick-borne diseases that were organized by the university."

Video from Ganta's presentation is posted on the Ambedkar University YouTube channel.

On Sept. 28, Ganta visited Andhra University in Visakhapatnam to deliver an invited guest lecture and, as its international visiting professor, to have meetings with the university administration, faculty and students regarding ongoing research initiatives and opportunities for extending collaborations for Indo-U.S. projects.

Ganta happens to be an alumnus from the department of biochemistry at Andhra University.

"I previously established a memorandum of understanding between Andhra and K-State, through which several students came to K-State for their M.S. graduate education," he said. "Two K-State College of Veterinary Medicine students visited the AU campus. I also established a faculty exchange program through which, one of the K-State CVM faculty members visited several years ago."

For the next two days, Sept. 29 and 30, Ganta was a guest at Adikavi Nannaya University in Rajamahendravaram where he attended meetings with the administration and gave a guest lecture to the university faculty and students engaged in biotechnology and related disciplines.

"I was interviewed by local TV media and several articles were published by local newspapers, so it was quite an honor to receive so much attention," Ganta said.

On Oct. 3, Ganta traveled to Sri Venkateswara University in Tirupati to interact with the college of science administration and to have scientific meetings with faculty, scientists and students on the topic related to current and future vaccine advances related to human and animal health impacted by vector-borne diseases.

The last part of the tour included a return visit to Hyderabad on Oct. 7 at the University of Hyderabad. Ganta gave a guest lecture or modern vaccine methods of importance to veterinary animals and people.