Nageswara Rao Reddy

Assistant  Professor

Visakhapatnam, India


Dr Nageswara Rao Reddy Neelapu obtained his Masters in Life Science from Pondicherry Central University, Pondicherry and Ph.D. in Evolutionary Bioinformatics from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. He was a recipient of several fellowships like CSIR-UGC Junior Research Fellowship; and DAAD Visiting Fellowship, Germany. Presently he is working as an Assistant Professor in Bioinformatics Division, Department of Biochemistry, School of Life Sciences, GITAM Institute of Science, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam, India. In the past few years he has been working in the areas of Drug Target Discovery, Evolutionary Bioinformatics, Database Curation and Host Pathogen Interactions to identify novel drug targets for Helicobacter pylori, Plasmodium falciparum and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. He has authored several articles in reputed international journals and also is a reviewer and editorial board member for few journals.


Area of Interest

Database Curation and Host Pathogen Interactions to identify novel drug targets for
1) Helicobacter pylori
2) Plasmodium falciparum
3) Mycobacterium tuberculosis

top publication

1) Nageswara Rao Reddy Neelapu, S.T.P.R.C. Pavan Kumar, Deepthi Nammi and P. Amita Corolina. New Strategies and Paradigm for Drug Target Discovery: A Focus on Infectious Diseases Tuberculosis, Gastritis, Malaria, Trypanosomiasis and Leishmaniasis. Infectious Disorders-Drug Targets. 13 : 352-364.(2014)

2) S.T.P.R.C. Pavan Kumar and Nageswara Rao Reddy Neelapu. Factors affecting malaria disease transmission and incidence: a apecial focus on Visakhapatnam district. International Journal of Scientific Research 5 : 312-317.(2014)

3) Deepak KGK, Nageswara Rao Reddy Neelapu and Challa Surekha Role of Antidiabetic Compounds on Glucose Metabolism – A Special Focus on Medicinal Plant: Salacia sps. Medicinal Chemistry 4 : 373-380.(2014)

4) Nageswara Rao Reddy Neelapu, Deepthi Nammi, Amita Corolina Martin Pasupuleti, Challa Surekha. Helicobacter pylori induced gastric inflammation, ulcer, and cancer: A pathogenesis perspective. Microinflammation 1: 113. doi:10.4172/ijm.1000113(2014)

5) Surekha Ch, Neelapu NRR, Siva Prasad B. and Sankar Ganesh P (2014) Induction of defense enzymes and phenolic content by Trichoderma viride in Vigna mungo infested with Fusarium oxysporum and Alternaria alternata. International Journal of Agricultural Science and Research 4(4); 31-40.

6) Surekha Ch, Neelapu NRR, Kamala G, Siva Prasad B. and Sankar Ganesh P (2013) Efficacy of Trichoderma viride to induce disease resistance and antioxidant responses in legume Vigna mungo infested by Fusarium oxysporum and Alternaria alternata. International Journal of Agricultural Science and Research 3(2); 285-294.

7) Reddy NR, Pavani T. Identification of Novel Drug Targets in Hpb38, Hpp12, Hpg27, Hpshi470, Hpsjm180 Strains of Helicobacter pylori: An In Silico Approach for Therapeutic Intervention. Curr Drug Targets 14 (5): 601-611.

8) Lalitha Pappu, Nageswara Rao Reddy Neelapu, Sai Baba V K, Shravya Kadali, Arunalakshmi Kommaraju. Corn cob residues: An ideal substrate for growth and cellulase production by Trichoderma viride. The Journal of Bioprocess Technology. 97: (2013) 171-182

9) Lalitha P, Nageswara Rao Reddy, N. and Arunalakshmi K. Bioremediation of Synthetic Dyes by Aspergillus flavus. (2011) Bioremediation. 15(2): 121 – 132. Impact factor – Nil Citation Index - Nil

10) Nageswara Rao Reddy, N., Annette, R., Uma Maheswara Rao, C. and Uma Devi, K. Molecular phylogeny of asexual entomopathogenic fungi with special reference to Beauveria bassiana and Nomuraea rileyi. (2009) Revista Iberoamericana de Micología. 26 (2): 129-145.

11) Nageswara Rao Reddy, N. Investigation on Existence and Mechanism of Recombination and Molecular Phylogeny of Mitosporic Entomopathogenic Fungi Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillemin and Nomuraea rileyi (Farlow) Samson. (2007) Doctoral Thesis, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India.

12) Devi, K., Annette,R., Uma Maheswara Rao, C., Nageswara Rao Reddy, N. and Akhbar Ali Khan, P. AFLP and Single-strand Confirmation Polymorphism studies of recombination in the entomopathogenic fungus Nomuraea rileyi. (2007) Mycological Research.111:716-725

13) Devi, K., Annette, R., Nageswara Rao Reddy, N., Uma Maheswara Rao, C. and Padmavathi, J. Genetic diversity, reproductive biology and speciation in the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillemin. (2006) Genome. 49:1-10.

14) Uma Devi, K., Nageswara Rao Reddy, N., Sri Devi, D., Sri Devi, V. And Murali Mohan, C. Esterase mediated tolerance to organophosphate based insecticide formulation in the entomopathogenic fungus, Beauveria bassiana Balsamo (Vuill) a potential biopesticide. (2004) Pest Management Science. 60(4): 408-412.

15) Padmavathi, J., Uma Devi, K., Uma Maheswara Rao, C. and Nageswara Rao Reddy, N. Telomere fingerprinting for assessing chromosome number, isolating typing and recombination in the entomopathogen Beauveria bassiana. (2003) Mycological Research 107 (5): 572-580.

Book chapter
2015 Challa Surekha, L.V. Aruna, Mohammad Anwar Hossain, Shabir Hussain Wani, Nageswara Rao Reddy Neelapu. Present Status and Future Prospects of transgenic approaches for salinity (tolerance) in plants/crop plants in “Managing Salt Tolerance in Plants : Molecular and Genomic Perspectives ”. Taylor and Francis Group, London, UK.

2015 Nageswara Rao Reddy Neelapu, KGK Deepak and Ch Surekha. Transgenic plants for higher antioxidant contents and salt stress tolernace. in “Managing Salt Tolerance in Plants : Molecular and Genomic Perspectives ”. Taylor and Francis Group, London, UK. (Accepted)

2009 KIRANMAYI P, SWATHI SIREESHA V. and NAGESWARA RAO REDDY, N. Comparative analysis of Metal Transportomes in Helicobacter species : Modelling the molecular structures of Nickel transporters in “Biometals: Molecular Structures, Binding Properties and Applications”. Nova Science Publishers Inc., NewYork, USA.

2015 Reviewer, Frontiers Immunology, Frontiers Open Access.
2015 Reviewer, Microbiology Research International
2013 Advisory Board Member, Bioinfo Publications