Ram Prasad, Ph.D., is associated with the Department of Botany, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari, Bihar, India.
His research interest includes applied and environmental microbiology, plant-microbe-interactions, sustainable agriculture,
and nanobiotechnology. Dr. Prasad has more than two hundred fifteen publications to his credit, including research papers,
review articles and book chapters, and five patents issued or pending, and edited or authored several books. Dr. Prasad has
12 years of teaching experience and has been awarded the Young Scientist Award and Prof. J.S. Datta Munshi Gold Medal by the
International Society for Ecological Communications; FSAB fellowship by the Society for Applied Biotechnology; the American
Cancer Society UICC International Fellowship for Beginning Investigators, USA; Outstanding Scientist Award in the field of
microbiology by Venus International Foundation; and BRICPL Science Investigator Award and Research Excellence Award. He has
been serving as editorial board member of BMC Microbiology, BMC Biotechnology, IET Nanobiotechnology, Archives of Phytopathology
and Plant Protection, Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany, Journal of Renewable Materials, and Biocell, including
series editor of Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences, Springer Nature, USA. Previously, Dr. Prasad served as assistant professor
at Amity University Uttar Pradesh, India; visiting assistant professor, Whiting School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical
Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA; and research associate professor at the School of Environmental Science
and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.