Prof. Mahendra Pal, Ex-Professor of Veterinary Public Health, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, is an internationally renowned scientist and a well known distinguished academician with 540 publications and 8 books. He is associated as Editor and Member of many online journals. Prof. Pal 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. 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. He has reported the first isolation of Candida albicans from mastitic milk , and Trichophyton verrucosum in dermatitis of camel in Ethiopia. Prof. Pal launched the Ph.D.programme for first time in Veterinary Public Health at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia and also at College of Veterinary Science, Anand, Gujarat, India. His biography is published in World’s Who and Who. Prof. Pal is recipient of “Distinguished Teacher Award”, “Jawaharlal Nehru Award”, and “ Life Time Achievement Award. Prof. Pal is the First Indian Veterinarian who worked as “JSPS Visiting Scientist” at University of Tokyo, Japan. Considering his immense contribution,Prof. Pal is 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 nations.
Prof. Mahendra Pal Research interets are Veterinary Public Health, Medical microbiology, Epidemiology of zoonoses, Diagnosis of fungal infections, Ecology of mycotic pathogens