Dr. Ram Rajasekharan
Fellow, Elected 2003
Born on 25 December 1960. Educated at Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India, B.Sc. Zoology, 1979; M.Sc. Integrated Biology, 1981; Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, Ph.D. 1987. Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Microbiology, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA, 1987-89.
Director, Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Mysore, 2012 to date; Acting Director, Academy of Scientific and Innoivative Research (AcSIR), Chennai, 2014 to date.
Research Scientist Associate, E. I. duPont de Nemours Company, AgBiotech, DuPont Experimental Station, Wilmington, USA, 1989-91; College Assistant Professor, Plant Genetic Engineering Laboratory, New Mexico State University Las Cruces, USA, 1991-94; Visiting Professor, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, USA, 1994-95; Assistant Professor, 1995-2001 and Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 2001-07; Visiting Professor, School of Science, Monash University, Malaysia, 2007-10; Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 2007-14; Director, Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Lucknow, 2009-12.
Awards/Honours: National Bioscience Award for Career Development; Sir C.V. Raman State Award; Nagarjuna Group Agricultural Biotechnology Excellence Award; Pro Vice-Chancellor Award for excellence in Research, instituted by Monash University (2008 & 2009); Prof. I.S. Bhatia Memorial Award by the Society of Biological Chemists, India; Technology Award for Life Sciences, 2012, by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi; Elected Member of Guha Research Conference, Hyderabad, India (2002); JC Bose National Fellow by the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, 2013.
Fellow: Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, India (2012); National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad, India (2005); Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India (2006)
Research Areas: Plant Biochemistry and Food Biotechnology
Address: Director, Central Food Technological Research Institute, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Mysore 570020, Karnataka; CFTRI House, CFTRI Campus, Mysore 570020, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (0821) 2517760; Fax: (0821) 2516308; Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org;email@example.com]