Vice Chancellor

Prof. Dr. Abbas Ali Mahdi
Vice Chancellor, Era University, Lucknow
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  1. 1. Association of Clinical Biochemists of India,
  2. 2. Indian Academy of Biomedical Sciences (2013-2014),
  3. 3. Indian Society for Lead Awareness & Research (2013-2017)
Vice-President Society for Free Radical Research - India (SFRR-India)
Secretary General Indian Academy of Biomedical Sciences (IABS)
Organizing Secretary ACBICON 2017
Prof. Abbas Ali Mahdi joined as Vice-Chancellor of Era University, Lucknow on 16th September 2017. Before joining as Vice Chancellor he was working as Professor & Head, Department of Biochemistry, King George's Medical University, Lucknow.
Prof. Mahdi has more than three decades of research and teaching experience with 320 research publications (having over 5000 citations), including 25 book chapters. He has written four books and has been Editor/Member Editorial Board of International and National Journals and reviewer of many national and international journals of high repute.
He has guided twenty-two Ph.D., four M.Phil. and over two hundred MD/MS/DM/MCh/MDS/MSc students and has supervised over fifty research projects from DST, DBT, CSIR, UGC, ICMR, UPCST, including the prestigious DST – FIST (Government of India) and The World Academy of Science project (Trieste, Italy).
Prof. Mahdi has received several awards for his outstanding academic and research contributions. He has made pioneering contributions in the area of natural products, metal toxicity, and Free Radical Biology. His seminal work on protection from free radical-mediated cellular injury by herbals in diabetic rats is well recognized.
His in-depth studies related to perturbation of antioxidant levels consequent to oxidative stress in seminal plasma of infertile men showed remarkable amelioration by some herbal preparations. His studies demonstrated significant improvement in sperm count and motility following inhibition of lipid peroxidation in seminal plasma by Mucuna pruriens in male sterility. The studies further showed that treatment with M. pruriens and Withania foraminifera significantly ameliorated psychological stress, regulated steroidogenesis and improved semen quality in infertile men.
Also, his extensive studies on the possible association of aluminum with Alzheimer’s disease have demonstrated that Al may be linked with neuro-lipofuscinogenesis, mitochondrial and endoplasmic reticulum stress and these changes may be responsible for the development of age-related disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Prof. Mahdi has organized over a dozen national and international conferences and delivered innumerable public lectures in different parts of the country to create awareness about the adverse effects of lead poisoning. Currently, he is working in the area of lead and fluoride toxicity.
Prof. Mahdi is presently President of Association of Clinical Biochemists – India, Vice - President of Society of Free Radical Research (SFRR), India and Secretary General of Indian Academy of Biomedical Sciences (IABS). Earlier he has been President, Indian Academy of Biomedical Sciences (2013-2014) and that of Indian Society for Lead Awareness & Research (2013-2017). He has been Organizing Secretary of 44 the Annual ACBICON.
Recently, Prof. Mahdi visited Ulster University at Coleraine and Londonderry, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom), under an Academic Collaboration and delivered Guest Lectures and had detailed deliberations with the Faculty there for collaborative research.
Many Foreign Students have also worked under his guidance. Recently, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Trieste, Italy, awarded Fellowship for Research and Advanced Training to Dr. Ezejiofor N. Anthonet, Ph.D., Department of Experimental Pharmacology & Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, to work with him.

Prof. Mahdi has been a Visiting Professor of Biochemistry, Medical University, Nanchang, China, (2005), Chief Proctor, KGMU, Lucknow (2009-14), Faculty – Incharge, Trauma Centre, KGMU, Lucknow (2003-08), Faculty – Incharge, Shatabdi Hospital, KGMU, Lucknow (2010-14), Faculty – Incharge, Centre for Advanced Research, KGMU, Lucknow, Additional Controller of Examinations, KGMU, Lucknow (2002-14), Director, National Referral Centre for Lead Projects – India, (2008-), Member of Governing Body/Executive Committee/Academic Council/Faculty Board/Board of Studies/Research & Development Council and Ethics Committee of many Universities/Academic Institutions.
He has also been associated with the organization of over a dozen prestigious national and state level competitive examinations including the prestigious CPMT, UPPGMEE etc., as Coordinator and Co-Coordinator.
He has also been associated with the organization of over a dozen prestigious national and state level competitive examinations including the prestigious CPMT, UPPGMEE etc., as Coordinator and Co-Coordinator. He has been an examiner/expert at both, national level as well as international level, for over 50 Universities/Institutions in China, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Malaysia. Prof. Mahdi has been an International Expert for Global Burden of Disease (GBD), WHO, Geneva (2013), Expert to review research projects of Israel Science Foundation, The Israel Academy of Sciences & Humanities, Jerusalem (2014), Member Expert Committee, Royan International Award, Islamic Republic of Iran (2012-15), Appointed expert by the Academic Council of King Saud University, Saudi Arabia to assess the academic & research work of Faculty for Departmental Promotions (2009).