Dr. Jitendra Paul Khurana
Fellow, Elected 2005

Born in Amritsar, India, on 30 October 1954. Educated at Anglo Sanskrit School, Delhi, 1964-70; Hindu College, Sonepat, 1970-71; Deshbandu College, Delhi, 1971-73; Kurukshetra University, 1973-75; Department of Botany, Delhi University, 1975-85; Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA, 1985-86; Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA, 1986-88; B.Sc., 1973; M.Sc., 1975; Ph.D., 1982.

Director, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi; Coordinator, UGC-Special Assistance Programme, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi.

Professor of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi South Campus (UDSC), New Delhi, 1996 to date; Head, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, UDSC, New Delhi, 1995-98, 2001-2004, 2014 to date; Visiting Professor, Waksman Institute, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA, 2001.

Awards/Honours: NASI Prof. Shri Ranjan Memorial Award Lecture, 2006; INSA Prof. P. Maheshwari Memorial Award Lecture, 2008; DBT Tata Innovation Fellow, 2010-2013; ISCA Platinum Jubilee Lecture Award, 2010; Indian Botanical Society Prof. Birbal Sahni Medal, 2011; ISCA Prof. S.S. Katiyar Endowment Lecture, 2013; General Secretary, National Academy of Sciences, 2010-2013; Secretary, Plant Tissue Culture Association, India, 2010-2016; DST J.C. Bose Fellow, 2013-2018; Council Member, 2012-2014, Vice-President, 2014, Indian National Science Academy; West Bengal Academy of Sciences and Technology (WAST) J.C. Sengupta Endowment Lecture, 2014; Plant Tissue Culture Association of India Prof. H.C. Arya Memorial Gold Medal, 2015; NASI Dr. B.P. Pal Memorial Award Lecture, 2015.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Academy of Sciences; The World Academy of Sciences.

Research Areas: Photo-perception and signal transduction mechanisms; structural and functional genomics in plants

Address: Professor & Coordinator (UGC-SAP), Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi 110021; Type VB/4, Staff Quarters, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi 110021; [Tel: Off. (011) 24115126; Res.(011) 24119090; Fax: (011) 24115270, 24111208; Email: khuranaj@genomeindia.org]