Professor Podili Brahmayya Sastry (Telugu: పొదిలి బ్రహ్మయ్య శాస్త్రి) M.B.,B.S., M.Sc., Ph.D., M.A.M.S. was an eminent professor of Physiology in India.
He was the principal of Andhra Medical College between 1964 and 1966.
Brahmayya Sastry did frontline research during his long tenure of 45 years in Andhra Medical College and worked for more than 16 years even after retirement. His main focus was on Neurophysiology. He published over 80 research papers. His work on acetylcholine synthesis, storage and release is recognized internationally. He was elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences in 1978. He was instrumental in getting funds for the development of the College.
Andhra Medical College Old Student's Association (AMCOSA) was formed by the hearty efforts of Sastry and Dr. C. Vyaghreswarudu and the first AMCOSA day was celebrated in 1967.
Professor P. Brahmayya Sastry Memorial Oration was instituted by Andhra Medical College in Visakhapatnam. Many distinguished scientists