Dr. Rup Lal
Fellow, Elected 2007

Born in Hamirpur, India on 27 September 1953. Educated at Govt High School Bani, Himachal Pradesh, 1959-69; D.A.V College, Jalandhar, 1969-73; Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, 1973-75; University of Delhi, Delhi, Ph.D.1980; Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, 1988-90; Visiting Scientist, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, 1998; University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, 2001, 2002 & 2004; DBT Short-term Overseas Associateship, 2000; Indo-US Professorship for the year 2008-09 by American Society for Microbiology.

Professor, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi, Delhi, 2000 to date.

Lecturer in Zoology, Sri Venkateshwara College, New Delhi, 1979-92; Reader 1992-2000, Head, Department of Zoology, 2007-10; Dean, Faculty of Science, 2007-10, University of Delhi, Delhi; Dean Examinations, 2012-16, University of Delhi, Delhi.

Awards/Honours: Moselio Schaechter Distinguished Service Award, 2016 from American Society for Microbiology (ASM); Prof. S.R. Vyas Memorial Award by the Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI), 2014. Editor-in-Chief of Indian Journal of Microbiology, 2006-13; President of the Association of Microbiologists of India, 2013; Ambassador to Indian Ocean Region, American Society for Microbiology, 2012-15; General Secretary, Indian Network for Soil Contamination and Research, 2011 onwards; Member of the Review Committee for the ASM-IUSSTF Indo-US Professorship in Microbiology, 2009-12; Member of International Education Committee (IEC), American Society for Microbiology, 2013-14.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; Association of Microbiologists of India.

Research Areas: Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Genomics and Metagenomics

Address: Professor, Molecular Biology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007; 38/3, Probyn Road, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007; [Tel: Off. (011) 27666254; Cell: 9810785766; Fax: (011) 27666254; Email: ruplal@gmail.com]