• Name: Dr. Mel Rajagopalan, PhD " Dr.Raj "

    Subjects / Classes Taught: Methods in Scientific Inquiry   1-2
    Degree(s):
    Post-Doctoral:: WHO Research Fellow at UCSF, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Medical Microbiology (Virology), Christian Medical College and Hospital, University of Madras, India
    Master of Science (MS), University of Madras, Medical Microbiology, Virology,  Bacteriology, immunology, Human Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Pathology and epidemiology, University of Madras, India
    Bachelor of Science- Biology (Zoology, Botany, ecology, genetics), Physical Science (with organic, Inorganic chemistry and physics) , University of Madras, India
     
    Previous Senior Positions:
    Adjunct Faculty, Dept of Microbiology & Immunology, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY
    Senior Scientist and Head of Virology Division, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, India
    Science Teacher, Wilson School District, Phoenix AZ
    Awards,and  Recognitions:
    International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO) Fellow
    American Association for Blood Banks, USA
    Maj Gen Amir Chand Award, Dept of Defense, Government of India
     
    Email: rajagopalan@phoenixunion.org
    Interest: Understanding natural world and the history of Universe.
     
    Find below pictures of (left) a 200-kg Iron meteorite, and  (right) a petrified wood 

    A 200-kg Iron Meteorite Permineralized wood (Petrified wood)
    Meteorite and Petrified wood
    Sunset Crater Flagstaff AZ
     Sunset Crater Flagstaff AZ