Dr.M.Srinivasa Rao is working as a Senior Scientist in Applied Biology Division of CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India. He obtained Master’s Degree in Biotechnology from Bharathidasan University and PhD in Zoology from Osmania University. He has a breadth of research experience in epidemiology of vector-borne diseases, spatial mapping and modelling studies. Apart from this, he is also working to understand the role of climatic factors on the transmission of vector-borne diseases like malaria, Japanese encephalitis, dengue and chikungunya. Besides these, mosquito bio-efficacy studies and antimicrobial activity studies are also carried against various natural and synthetic compounds.