Dr. Ajit Kumar Shasany
Fellow, Elected 2017

Born in Rairakhol, Sambalpur, Odisha on 1 March 1967. Educated at Goura Chandra High School, Rairakhol; Gangadhara Meher College, Sambalpur University, Sambalpur, 1984; OUAT, Bhubaneswar (BSc Ag), 1988; AAU, Jorhat (MSc Agricultural Biotechnology), 1991 and IARI, New Delhi (Ph.D Moleculer Biology and Biotechnology), 1996; Postdoc from Purdue University, USA, 2007-08.

Chief Scientist at CSIR- Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CSIR-CIMAP), Lucknow, India since 2014 to date.

Scientist (ARS), CPCRI, Kasargod, 1995-96; Scientist B, CSIR-CIMAP, Lucknow, 1996-2000; Scientist EI, CSIR-CIMAP, 2000-04); Scientist EII, CSIR-CIMAP, 2004-09, Senior Principal Scientist, 2009-14.

Awards/Honours: Dr. Kumud Chandra Bora Memorial award for highest OGPA in M.Sc. (Agricultural Biotechnology), 1991; Prof. Deveswar Pathak Memorial award for for highest OGPA in M.Sc. (Agriculture), 1991; IARI Merit medal, 1996; CSIR Technology prize for Biological sciences and Technology (team), 1999; CSIR young scientist award in biological sciences, 2000; Prof. Umakant Sinha Memorial award (Indian Science Congress Association), 2003; Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Association award for Best Patent (team), 2004; Som award by Essential oil Association of India (team), 2005; CIM- Fellow 2007 (CSIR-CIMAP); Nina Saxena Excellance in Technology Award- by IIT, Kharagpur (team), 2007; DBT Associateship and visiting scholar to Purdue University, USA, 2007; CSIR-Technology Awards for Biological sciences (team), 2012; Samanta Chandra Sekhara Award by Odisha Bigyan Academy, Government of Odisha, 2012, FNASc, 2018, CSIR Certificate of Merit (Technology award for Life Science 2018)

Fellow: The National Academy of Sciences, India, 2018; Life Member of Society of Biological Chemists, India.

Research Areas: Functional Genomics and Proteomics of Plant Secondary Metabolism

Address: Chief Scientist, Biotechnology Division, CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, P.O. CIMAP, Lucknow 226015, U.P.; E-5, CIMAP Colony, Sugandh Vihar, Sector-7, Vikasnagar, Lucknow 226022, U.P.; [Tel: Off: (0522) 2718548; Cell: 9415027245; Email: ak.shasany@cimap.res.in; akshasany@yahoo.com]