Dr. K. Prabhu, M.Pharm., Ph.D., Professor in Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Director of Vivekananda Group of Institutions, Batasingaram, Hayath Nagar, R.R. Dist., Telangana, graduated and post-graduated from The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India has about 9 years of research experience in medicinal plants, and has a span of 18 years of teaching and administrative experience, presently guiding 3 Ph.D students, 2 from JNTU-H, Hyderabad, Telangana and 1 from JNTU-K, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh. And he has published 48 original research papers in various reputed national and international journals and the first person in India to count more than 45 original research articles in Viburnum, Linn. species to his credit. Especially encompassing the scientific research areas – Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry, Toxicology, Pharmacology and Ayurvedic formulations and presently authoring 3 textbooks of Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry, and Pharmacology of some Viburnum Linn. species.