Dr. (Ms) Kamala Krishnaswamy

Born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India on 4 April 1940. Educated at Stanley Girls High School, Hyderabad, 1945-56; Women's College, Hyderabad, 1956-58; Osmania Medical College, 1956-64; Post graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Osmania Medical College, University of Osmania, 1966-68.

Assistant Research Officer to Assistant Director, National Institute of Nutrition, 1964-92; Senior Deputy Director In-charge of Drug Division / Food and Drug Toxicology Research Center, 1992-97; Director, National Institute of Nutrition, Food and Drug Toxicology Research Center, National Center for Laboratory and Animal Science, 1997-2002; Emeritus Medical Scientist, Indian Council of Medical Research, 2002-2005. Senior Advisor, Food, Nutrtion and Dietetics Research, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation Chennai, 2008 to date.

Awards/Honours: ICMR Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize, ICAR Dr.V.N. Patwardhan Prize, Dr.Kamala Menon Medical Research Award, Shakuntala Dasgupta Oration, Glaxo Oration of NAMS, Chopra oration of IPS, BC Guha Memorial Oration, Sita Mahalakshmi Memorial Oration, ICMR Basant Devi Amirchand Prize, Best Medical Person Award of AP Akademi of Sciences and S.G.Srikantia Memorial Lecture Award of Nutrition Society of India, ASTC-Eminent Women Scientist Award-2004, IMA Certificate of Excellence Award, Dr. Rajammal. P. Devadas Annual Oration Award 2005; Eminent Pharmacologist by Indian Pharmacological Society 2007, Leading Women Scientist and Professionalist by Mother Teresa Women's University 2009; Ramachandran Oration Award of Nutrition Foundation of India, 2011; Dr.Gopalan Cenetenary Award of Nutrition Society of India, 2018 (one time award), Living Legend Award of International Union of nutritional sciences, 2022 .

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Sciences; National Academy of Medical Sciences; National Academy of Sciences, India; Telangana Academy of Sciences; International Union of Nutritional Sciences; and Third World Academy of Sciences.

Research Areas: Nutrition and medical sciences, preclinical and clinical toxicology, Food & nutrition in diabetes

Address: H.No.: J-7, Prime Terrace, 150 LB Road, Tiruvanmiyur 600041, Tamil Nadu; [ Email: kamalakrishnaswamy@gmail.com]