Dr. Arunava Goswami

Born in Jiaganj, District Murshidabad, W. B. on 25 October 1966. Educated at BCKVV, B.Sc. (Ag.) Hons. in 1990 (Genetics & Biochemistry) & Calcutta University (Genetics), M.Sc. 1992 and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, Ph.D. 1997.

Professor, Institute of National Importance, Biological Sciences Division, Indian Statistical Institute, 2000 to date.

Lecturer, Agricultural and Ecological Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, 2000-2003; Research Fellow at Harvard University (1997-2000) & Brown University, USA, 2004-05; Assistant Professor, 2006-10 and Associate Professor, 2010-14, Agricultural and Ecological Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.

Awards/Honours: CSIR / UGC NET Fellow, 1991; Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Fellowship, 1992-1997; Burroughs Welcome Fund Fellow, 1995; `Distinguished young PhD Student status’ at Marine Biological Laboratory, USA; Dorabji Tata Trust Fellow: 1995, 1997; Sir Ratan Tata Trust Fellow: 1995; Harvard University- Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellowship: 1997; Harvard University Research Fellow: 1998-2000; NIH overseas fellowship (Brown University, USA): 2004-2005; E. P. Odum Medal (2008); Best Biotech scientist award at West Bengal S&T Congress (2011); 2014 Winner of ICAR best technology transfer award

Fellow: FNASc, 2014

Research Areas: Genetics, Plant breeding, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Nanobiotechnology

Address: Professor, AERU, Biological Sciences Division, Institute of National Importance, Indian Statistical Institute, 203 B.T. Road, Kolkata 700108, W.B.; E/2-301 & E/2-303, Peerless Nagar, 29F B. T. Road, Kolkata ; [Tel: Off. (033) 25753227 / 3225; Res. (033) 25835226; Cell: 09433479088; Fax: (033) 25773049; Email: agoswami@isical.ac.in, sgmaitra@gmail.com]