Prof. Bhavanath Jha
Fellow, Elected 2011

Born in Gurmaha, Madhubani, Bihar, India on 1 March 1958. Educated at V.S.B.H.E. School, Belahi, Madhuabi, 1967-71; C.M. Science College, Darbhanga, 1973-75; L.N. Mithila University, Darbhanga, 1975-77; School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1978-82; University of Cambridge, UK 1986-88; J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany 1990-91; B.Sc. 1975; M.Sc. 1977; Ph.D. 1983.

Chief Scientist, Molecular Biology & Marine Biotechnology Lab, CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, 2008 to date.

Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology, L.N. Mithila University, Darbhanga 1996-2001; Scientist-F, Head & Coordinator, Discipline of Marine Biotechnology and Ecology, Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSIR) 2002-07.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India

Research Areas: Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Environmental and Marine Biotechnology, Gene Mining and Translational Research.

Address: Chief Scientist, Molecular Biology & Marine Biotechnology Lab, CSIR-Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Res. Instt, G.B. Marg, Bhavnagar 364002, Gujarat; E-10, CSMCRI Colony, Hill Drive, Bhavnagar 364002, Gujarat; [Tel: Off. (0278) 2567352; Res. (0278) 2562019, Cell: 9427232120; Fax: (0278) 2570885; Email: bjha@csmcri.org]