- Prof. Chandrabhas Narayana nominated as the new director for Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB)
- Narayana has served as professor of Chemistry and Physics of Materials Unit and Dean at JNCASR
- Appointed for a term of 5 years, he succeeded Prof. Radhakrishna Pillai.
THD NewsDesk, Thiruvananthapuram: On October 29, the Union appointed professor Chandrabhas Narayana as the new
Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) director. RGCB enjoys the prestige of being India’s pioneering molecular biology and biotech research and development institute. Until now, Narayana was serving as the dean (research and development) at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bengaluru.
Narayana has been appointed for five years to replace professor M Radhakrishna Pillai, who retired in August after holding the office for 15 years.
The scientist and researcher of acclaim, Narayana specializes in Raman Spectroscopy with three international patents in his name. Post earning his PhD in physics from the Indian Institute of Science, he took up the teaching profession and has been serving as the professor of Chemistry and Physics of Materials Unit at JNCASR.
Moreover, the esteemed physicist with an illustrious career has done his post-doctoral research at the reknowned Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. However, he soon developed an interest in biology soon after becoming a part of JNCASR’s faculty.
His valuable contribution to the field of science has earned Narayana has been rewarded with myriad coveted honours, including Material Research Society of India’s bronze medal, Sir CV Raman Young Scientist Award (Karnataka government) and CNR Rao Oration award.
Source: ET Healthworld