Dr. Sadashiv S. O. is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Life Sciences, Garden City University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. He has obtained his Masters and Ph D. in Microbiology from Karnatak University, Dharwad. He has published 19 research articles in peer-reviewed national and international journals, 2 books, 5 book chapters and has edited 3 books. He has successfully guided various projects for Masters and Ph.D. students. He has secured two Young Scientists Award, one Gold Medal award and an Appreciation Award from the Zoological Society of India, for contribution in the field of microbiology. He has also worked in various academic responsibilities such as Editor in Chief, Advisory Editorial Member for various journals, BOS, BOE and a Coordinator for UG/PG examinations. His main areas of research are molecular biology, animal biotechnology and medical microbiology.