Mahendra Pal, PhD
Founder Director, Veterinary Public Health and Microbiology
Ex-Professor of Veterinary Public Health (UNDP), Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, is an internationally renowned scientist, and a well known distinguished academician with 612 publications and 8 books.
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.
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 and poor people in various ways from his personal money since 1970”.
He delivered series of 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.
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, Food safety.