Utpal Bhadra

Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, India

Dr. Utpal Bhadra is currently Deputy Director at the Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB), India. He received the “Young scientist Award” in 1991 and also received “Nehru Centenary British Fellowship” to continue his doctoral works in UK. He joined as a postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA. After two years Post doc, he got independent position in University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA during 1995-2000. His lab in Missouri was the pioneer contributor for Gene silencing and RNA interference technology in animals and is the first group to identify RNAi and Gene silencing in Animals. He contributed several milestone findings in the field of Gene silencing and RNA interference. He was selected as “International Fellow” of “Wellcome Trust organization from UK and as a top Young investigator from “Human Frontier Science Program” (funded by G8 countries). He was also selected as a fellow for UNESCO and Australian Expert Group of Industrial Study (AEGIS) and recently selected as a Fellow for National Academy of Science, (FNASc) India and also received prestigious International Ranbaxy Award in Medical Sciences. His paper ranked in Top Ten papers in the ‘Science’ journal in three consecutive years and he selected as Excellent Investigator by the French Academy of Science.

Biography Updated on 10 March 2013

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