Anil K. Sharma is full professor and head of the Department of Biotechnology at Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), India, since 2010. From 2003 to 2010, he was a senior research scientist and a postdoctoral research fellow (molecular biology) at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, USA. He gained exposure to industrial R&D when he worked for Ranbaxy Research Laboratories, a multinational pharma major, as a research scientist from 2001 to 2003. Prof. Sharma has published 6 books and more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals with h-Index of 16 (i10 score of 23), and the cumulative impact factor of his publications is more than 130.0, with more than 1000 citations. He has been felicitated with many prestigious awards and accolades, including the Eminent Scientist Award (2017), Achiever Award of the Society for the Advancement of Human and Nature (2016), and Bharat Excellence Award (2013). He has been the editor or an editorial board member for several journals of international repute. His research interests range from the etiology of breast cancer, immunoregulation in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, drug resistance, and nanomedicines to the development of microbial strains for the remediation of heavy metals and pesticides.