Dr. Chandra Shekhar Nautiyal
Fellow, Elected 2004

Born in Dehradun on 25 May 1956. Educated at Government School, Aligarh, 1971; Christian College, Lucknow, 1973; Kumaun University, B.Sc., 1975; Lucknow University, M.Sc., 1977; M.S. University of Baroda, Ph.D. 1982.

Director, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, 2010 to date.

Research Associate, CSIR-CDRI, 1982; Indo-US Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Maryland, USA, 1985; Research Associate, Novartis Biotech Corp., North Carolina; Laval University, Quebec, Canada, and North Carolina State University, NC, USA, 1988; Production Manager, American Biotech. Inc., Boston, USA, 1991; Senior Scientist, 1994, Principal Scientist, 1999, Senior Principal Scientist, 2004, and Chief Scientist, CSIR-NBRI, 2009; Director, CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow, 2012-14; CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow (as additional charge), 2014-15.

Awards/Honours: J.C. Bose National Fellowship, DST, 2015; CSIR Award for S&T Innovations for Rural Development, 2011; Vigyan Gaurav Samman, Council of Science & Technology, Government of Uttar Pradesh; TATA Innovation Fellowship, DBT, 2009; Industrial Medal Award, Biotech Research Society of India, 2007; DBT Biotech Product and Process Development and Commercialization Award, DBT, 2004; All India Biotech Association Award, 2001; Vigyan Bharati Rashtriya Puraskar, 2001.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi; National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Plant-microbial associations, microbial biodiversity, biotechnology

Address: Director, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, P.B. No. 436, Lucknow 226001, Uttar Pradesh; C-50, Nirala Nagar, Lucknow 226020, Uttar Pradesh; [Tel: Off. (0522) 2205848; Cell: 09415511111; Fax: (0522) 2205839; Email: director@nbri.res.in; csnnbri@yahoo.com]