Prof. Arunendra Nath Lahiri Majumder
Fellow, Elected 2014

Born at Jorhat, Assam, India on 1 March 1946. Educated at the Bengali High English School, Dibrugarh, Assam, 1951-61; Presidency College, Calcutta, 1962-66; University College of Science, Calcutta, 1966-68. Ph.D. (Botany) from Bose Institute, Calcutta University, 1972; D.Sc. (Biochemistry) from Calcutta University, 1985.

Currently INSA Senior Scientist; formerly Raja Ramanna Fellow (Department of Atomic Energy), and Senior Professor & Head, Division of Plant Biology and Acharya J.C. Bose Biotechnology Innovation Centre, Bose Institute.

Visiting Fellow & Associate, Fogarty International Centre, National Institutes of Health, USA 1973-77; Lecturer/Reader/Professor/Professor & Head, Department of Botany, School of Life Sciences, Visva Bharati University, 1977-1991; Professor/Senior Professor/Senior Professor & Head, Department of Botany/Plant Molecular & Cellular Genetics/Division of Plant Biology, Bose Institute, Kolkata, 1991-2011. Visiting Associate, Department of Genetics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA, 1978-79, 82); Visiting Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA, 1986-88; Visiting Scientist, DBT/Rockefeller Foundation Biotechnology Career Fellowship, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA, 1994/95-98/99); Visiting Scientist, University of Illinois, USA, 2003/04/05).

Awards/Honours: Career Award, UGC (1980-83); Sir Rashbehari Ghosh Travelling Fellowship, Calcutta University (1982); Overseas Associateship, DBT (1994); Sadakharaswamy Endowment Award, SBC(I) (1994-1995); Foundation Day Award, Bose Institute (1998); Rockefeller Biotechnology Career Fellowship (1998-2003); Member, Editorial Board, Plant Molecular Biology Reporter (1999); Parija Memorial Lecture Award, Utkal University (2000-01); Elected Member, Guha Research Conference (2001); Elected Vice President, Society for Plant Physiology & Biochemistry (2001- ); SB Saksena Medal Award from Indian National Science Academy (2008).

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India (1996); Indian National Science Academy (2005); Indian Academy of Sciences (2005); West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology (2011).

Research Areas: Plant Physiology & Biochemistry; Abiotic stress responses in plants; Plant Biotechnology.

Address: INSA Senior Scientist, Division of Plant Biology, Bose Institute, P-1/12, CIT Scheme VII M, Kolkata 700054, W.B.; 5B2, FJORD Tower, Hiland Park, 1925, Chak Garia, Kolkata 700094, W.B.; [Tel: Off. (033) 25693232; Res. (033) 24367219, Cell: 09433027050; Fax: (033) 23553886; Email: lahiri@jcbose.ac.in; alahirimajumder@yahoo.com]