Dr.(Mrs) Neelam S. Sangwan
Fellow, Elected 2009

Born in Lucknow (U.P.), India on 2 January 1966. Educated at SSV School, Pioneer Montessori School, Lucknow, 1969-74; NKV Degree College, 1975-81; University of Lucknow; 1985; CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), 1985-89; B.Sc 1983; M.Sc, 1985; Ph.D 1989.

Senior Scientist (F), Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP-CSIR), Lucknow 2009 to date.

Scientist B, CSIR-Complex, Palampur (Now Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur) 1989-91; Scientist-B, 1991-94, Scientist-C, 1994-99, Scientist E-I, 1999-2004, and Scientist E-II, 2004-09, CSIR-CIMAP, Lucknow. Visiting Scientist at The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Oklahoma, USA, 2005-2006; INSA-Royal Society Visiting Scientist at John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK, 2000.

Awards/Honours: Dr. K.S. Krishnan Fellowship, Dept. of Atomic Energy, 1988; INSA Young Scientist Medal 1994; DST-BOYSCAST Fellowship; ISCA Prof Hiralal Chakravorty Award, 2007; CSIR-Technology Award in Life Sciences-2015; Women Leader In Crop Science and Agriculture- Member Delegation under Newton-Bhabha programme, Camridge University, Cambridge, UK, 2016.

Research Areas: Plant Biochemistry, Biotechnology and genomics, Secondary metabolism in medicinal and aromatic plant, Plant Metabolomics; Phytopharmaceuticals, Ashwagandha Biology, chemotype development

Address: Senior Principal Scientist, Metabolic and Structural Biology, CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), P.O. CIMAP, Lucknow 226015, U.P.; House No. E1, CIMAP Colony, Sugandh Vihar, Vikas Nagar, Sector 7, Lucknow 226022, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0522) 2718636; Cell: 09415766696; Fax: (0522) 2234666; Email: nsangwan5@gmail.com]

Young Scientist Award, 1999-2000