Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Fellow, Elected 2010

Born in Chhur, Meerut, U.P., India on 14 February 1963. Educated at SSD Boys Inter College, Meerut (UP),1973-75; RHS for Boys, Sindri (Bihar),1975-78; Lucknow Christian College, Lucknow (UP)1978-1982; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar (UP), 1983-1986; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1986-1991; BOYSCAST Fellow of DST; DBT Overseas Associate; International Research Associate, Ecogen Project, KSU (USA); M.Sc. 1986; Ph.D. 1991.

Scientist IV(V) (Director since 2015), Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur, 2008 to date.

Scientist IV(I), 1990-95; Scientist IV(II), 1995-2000; Scientist IV(III), 2000-04; and Scientist IV(IV), 2004-08; CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur (H.P.)

Awards/Honours: INSA Young Scientists Medal, 1995; VASVIK Award 2013; Professor G.V. Joshi Memorial Lecture Award-2015.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad; Crop Improvement Society of India.

Research Areas: Plant adaptation, metabolic engineering, bioprospecting genes/enzymes, high altitude biology, climate change biology.

Address: Director, CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur 176061, H.P.; House # E-8, IHBT Scientist Colony, Near Chadhiyar Road, Holta, Palampur 176061, H.P.; [Tel: Off. (01894) 230411; Res: (01894) 231008; Cell: 09816621463; Fax: (01894) 230433; Email: director@ihbt.res.in; sanjaykumar@ihbt.res.in; Sanjayplp@rediffmail.com]