Shyamapada Mandal, Professor, Department of Zoology, University of Gour Banga, India, is interested on infectious diseases, probiotics, and genomics and bioinformatics research. He did pre-PhD, PhD, and post-PhD research under the guidance of Professor Nishith Kumar Pal at Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine, India. He has published 110 articles with seven book chapters. He is life member of IAMM and IASR, India. Seven national academic and research awards have been conferred to him. He has guided 52 post graduate students; supervised three MPhil and three PhD students, and supervising 6 PhD students.