Dr. Srihari Pabbaraja is currently working as Principal Scientist in the Department of Organic Synthesis and Process Chemistry at CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India. He has a M. Phil in Chemistry from Hyderabad Central University and Ph.D in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (Osmania University). Srihari has made significant contributions in the total synthesis of lactone containing natural products via asymmetric synthesis and developing concise approaches. Srihari has more than hundred publications in international journals and has given several lectures in various conferences. Presently, he is guiding 5 students for their Ph.D programme as a part of his community service activities.