Dr.M.Srinivasa Rao is working as a Principal Scientist in the Applied Biology Division of CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Biotechnology from Bharathidasan University and Ph.D. in Zoology from Osmania University. He has a breadth of research experience in the epidemiology of vector-borne diseases, spatial mapping, and modeling 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.