Dr. (Ms.) Karabi Datta
Fellow, Elected 2012

Born in Kolkata, India on 25 September 1951. Graduated from Presidency College, Kolkata, 1972; M.Sc. University of Calcutta, 1974; Ph.D. Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal, 1983.

Reader, Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, 2009 to date.

ICMR (Junior/Senior) Fellow, University of Calcutta, 1976-1980; CSIR-Senior Scientist (PO), Visva-Bharati University, 1980-1987; Post-doctoral Research Scientist, ETH-Zürich, 1987-1993; Research Scientist, ICGEB, New Delhi,1993; Senior Scientist, IRRI, Los Baños, 1995-2005. Coordinator of DBT funded programme support of Centre of Excellence (COE).

Awards/Honours: CGIAR Best Science Paper Award, 2004; Recognized as supervisor of summer training scholars under inter-Academia (organized by National Academy of Sciences, Bangalore since 2009); CRRI Dr Gopinath Sahoo Memorial Lecture, 2010.

Fellow: Member, National Academy of Sciences, India, 2011.

Research Areas: Crop Biotechnology (Transgenic Research) emphasizing rice and jute

Address: Reader, Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, 35, Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata 700019, W.B.; Apt # UD02-0302, 1050/1 Survey Park, Kolkata 700075, W.B.; [Tel: Off. (033) 24615445 Ext. 296; Res. (033) 24188625, Cell: 09830538205; Fax: (033) 24614849; Email: krbdatta@yahoo.com]