T. Narender was born in a remote village, Vilasagar, which is located in the Karimnagar district of Andhra Pradesh State, India. He obtained the Ph.D. degree in the area of natural products (phytochemistry) from the University of Kakatiya, Warangal, A.P., India in 1999. During his Ph.D. degree studies, he received fellowship (1994-1999) from the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, India. After obtaining his Ph.D. degree, he joined as a Scientist B the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Cochin, India, in November 1999, and continued there until July 2002, where he worked on the bioactive substances from the marine organisms. In July 2002, he moved to the Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India, on a higher position, and currently he holds a Scientist E1 position. At the CDRI, he is involved in the drug discovery program from the Indian medicinal plants, marine organisms. He has been awarded the BOYSCAST Fellowship by the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, India, in 2007. As a part of this program he visited University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Calif, USA, where he worked with Professor William Fenical’s lab on marine microorganisms from April 2007 to March 2008. He has been awarded the CDRI Incentive Award for the best publication during 2008. Currently, his research group is engaged in development of novel drugs/leads for various diseases such as malaria, leishmania, cancer, diabetes, and lipid lowering from the Indian medicinal plants, marine organisms. He also carries out work on chemical transformation and synthesis of natural products of biological importance.
Biography Updated on 5 April 2011