One of the Senior microbiologist, Retd. Professor, Dr. M.Saroja Venugopal passed away on 18-4-2011.
She was born in Kodaikanal on 12-5-1941. She did her MBBS from Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam in 1963 and MD (Microbiology) in 1969 from Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam under the guidance of Dr. C.S.Bhaskaran. She held various positions as faculty of Microbiology.
1963-69 : Tutor in Microbiology, AMC
1969-82 : Asst. Professor of Microbiology, AMC
1978-81 : Training in USA in Microbiology
1982-87 : Professor of Microbiology, RMC, Kakinada
1987-97 : Professor and Head, AMC
1998 : Principal of GMC, Guntur
Retired from Govt Service : in 1998
1998-2005 : Professor and Head, Narayana Medical College, Nellore
2005 - Consultant Microbiologist, DDS Labs, Visakhapatnam
She guided about 20 postgraduates, presented several papers at IAMM Conferences and published several papers in reputed national and international journals.
Her absence is a great loss for the association. The executive body of IAMM AP Chapter and the members express their deepsest sympathies to the bereaved family members of Dr.Saroja Venugopal.