Dr. Ernest David, graduated with a Ph.D. Degree in Zoology from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati in 1984. Served at Central Silk Board, Mysore as Research Officer. Passion for Teaching and Research lead to take faculty position at Voorhees College, Vellore, in 1988 and later to present position as Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology, Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, in 2011. Recipient of ‘Young Scientist Award’ in 1994 from Tamilnadu, India and ‘Talented Biotechnologist Award’ from Sri Lanka in 2013. Guided 20 Ph.D. and 15 M.Phil. Scholars. Published 67 research articles. Visited, USA (2000), China(2002), Thailand (2009), Budapest, 2011), Rome (2017).