Dr. P. Hema Prakash Kumari, Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology, GITAM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, India is Medical graduate from Guntur Medical College in the year 2000. She Completed Post Graduation in M.D. Microbiology from the same Medical College. Later she completed Senior residency in Jawahar Institute of Post Graduate Education and Research, Puducherry . She worked in various medical colleges in Andhra Pradesh in the roles of Assistant professor , Associate Professor and Professor. She has a 27 total publications with 8 publications in Scopus and 6 in Pubmed central and one chapter to her credit.