Dr. Ghousia Begum got her Ph.D from Osmania University and continued her postdoctoral wok in the same University. In 1998 she was appointed Junior Scientist in Biology Division, CSIR- Indian Institute of Chemical Technology. She has significantly contributed to the field of Ecotoxicology, Biochemical and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity and Environmental Biology. Her research interests lies in how environmental changes, particularly toxicants affect physiological functions in aquatic animals especially in fish She is also working on alternative animal models which include lower invertebrates (Daphnia) and vertebrates (Zebra fish and edible fishes) for toxicity evaluation. She has published more than 30 research articles in reputed journals. She has more than 500 citations to her credit She has been awarded YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD for the year 1993 by National Environmental Science Academy (NESA), gold medal for academic excellence and SCIENTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD-2012 by NESA. She has edited a book entitled “ECOTOXICOLOGY” published by InTech. Presently she is editorial board member in eleven journals and editor of two journals. Many journals in the area of environmental biology, toxicology and related areas used her as peer reviewer.