Dr. Arvind Mohan Kayastha

Born in Dharmsala, Himachal Pradesh, India, on 1 August 1960. Educated at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Varanasi, 1974-76; B.H.U., Varanasi 1976-79; Faculty of Science, B.H.U., Varanasi 1979-82; Department of Biochemistry, B.H.U., Varanasi 1979-82; Enzymology Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry, B.H.U., Varanasi 1982-88; School of Biotechnology, B.H.U., Varanasi, 1988-89 (DBT, Res. Assoc.); Post-doc, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, U.S.A., 1989-90; Post-doc, Department of Biochemistry, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA, 1990; B.Sc. 1979; M.Sc. 1982; Ph.D. 1988; FAOBMB Fellowships, 1988 & 1994; Fogarty International Fellowship, 1989-90; UGC Career Award, 1995-97; Visiting Fellowship, DAAD Sandwich Program, 2001, 2006 & 2009.

Senior Professor, School of Biotechnology, Institute of Science, B.H.U., 2018 to date.

Lecturer, 1990-95, Senior Lecturer, 1995-1999, Reader, 1999-2006, and Associate Professor, 2006-07, Professor, 2007-2018; Coordinator, Centre for Bioinformatics, 2011-14, School of Biotechnology, B.H.U., Varanasi; Coordinator, School of Biotechnology, Institute of Science, B.H.U. 2013-16.

Awards/Honours: Prof. C.N.R. Rao Education Foundation Award for achieving Excellence in Scientific Research in Biotechnology, 2012; Most Productive Researcher Award 2018 & 2020 (Category 55-65 yrs), Institute of Science, B.H.U., 2019; Editorial Board Member, Protein and Peptide Letters, Bentham Science Publishers Ltd., USA, 2005-15; Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine, Springer, 2005 to date; Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology (IPBB), Springer, 2008-16; Journal of Scientific Research, B.H.U., 2018 to date; Associate Editor, JPBB, 2016 to date; Indian Journal of Agricultural Biochemists, 2010 to date; International Journal of Biotechnology and Biochemistry, 2012 to date; Biochemical Compounds, Herbert Open Access Journal, U.K.; Associate Editor, Agricultural Research (Official Publication of NAAS), Springer, 2012-15; Founder Editor, Journal of Proteins and Proteomics, Springer, 2010 to date; Member, Executive Committee of the Society for Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2015-18, 2018-2021 & 2021-2024; Expert Committee Member in Biotechnology under Special Assistance Programme (SAP), UGC.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi; Associate, Indian Academy of Sciences

Research Areas: Enzymology & enzyme technology, protein structure-function studies, plant biochemistry

Address: Professor, School of Biotechnology, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, U.P.; 42-53 Akhnoor Hut, Nandnagar Colony, ITI Road, P.O. BHU, Varanasi 221005, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0542) 6701594; Fax: (0542) 2368693; Email: kayasthabhu@gmail.com]