University of West Georgia biology professor Dr. S. Swamy Mruthinti, recently received Honorary Fellowship from the Association for Biotechnology and Pharmacy. Mruthinti was honored for his distinguished and dedicated service to the profession of Biotechnology and Pharmacy.
The fellowship was awarded in a ceremony at Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India on Dec. 19, 2009.
Mruthinti specialties and accomplishments include his pioneering work on the understanding of the molecular mechanism of cataract formation in diabetic patients, and structure-function relation of water transporting protein aquaporins in the lens and other eye tissues.
Mruthinti taught at the Medical College of Georgia for 16 years and has taught biology at UWG since 2001.