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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 44  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 282--283

In memory: Prof. M. A. Ayub Shah

TK Mandal 
 General Secretary, Indian Pharmacological Society, India

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T K Mandal
General Secretary, Indian Pharmacological Society

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Professor M.A. Ayub Shah obtained his B.V.Sc. and A.H. and M.V.Sc. (Pharmacology) degrees in 1986 and 1988 respectively from College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani (Maharashtra) and the Ph.D. (Veterinary Pharmacology) in 1994 from Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar. He taught at the College of Veterinary Sciences, Bidar (Karnataka), the College of Veterinary Science and AH, C.S. Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Mathura, and the College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Central Agricultural University, Selesih, Aizawl (Mizoram). Professor Shah had played a pivotal role in establishing the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Aizawal as one of the best laboratory in the country. He contributed significantly in the overall development of the College devotedly for the last 10 years.

His major areas of interest were biochemical toxicology, pharmacokinetics of antimicrobial dugs, medicinal plants, pesticide residues in food and environment and drug residues in meat and milk. Prof. Shah attended more than 20 national or international meetings and presented more than 40 scientific papers including lead papers. He also participated in more than 20 trainings/workshops, etc. conducted by reputed Institutes including IVRI and NAARM. He acted as a reviewer for a number of journals and was the founder editor of International Journal of Research in Phytochemistry and Pharmacology. Professor Shah guided several scholars for M.V.Sc. and Ph.D., acted as examiner for more than 10 Universities/Deemed Universities including IVRI. He published more than 80 papers, book chapters, etc. He was a PI or CoPI in a number of research projects.

We have lost a dynamic scientist in the untimely demise of Professor Shah.