Dr. Lal Chand Rai
Fellow, Elected 2012

Born in Belaon, Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India on 15 July 1950. Educated at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (U.P.) India, 1971-76, B. Sc. 1971; M. Sc. 1973; Ph.D. 1976. Post doctoral research and training: Department of Biological Sciences, The City University of New York, USA, 1988-89; R. M. Parsons Laboratory, Department of Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 1989: Institute of Biotechnology 3 Julich, Germany, 1996; Department of Biology and Microbiology, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, USA 1997; Institut fur Chemie und Goesphere-6, Julich, Germany, 1998, 1999; Department of Biological Sciences, Saitama University Japan, 2008, 2009; Department of Plant Physiology, University of Rostock, Germany, 2014

Faculty in the Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, 2016 to date, Currently DST J C Bose National Fellow & DAE Raja Ramanna Fellow

Lecturer in Botany, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, August 1977- 79; Visiting Professor University of Wisconsin, USA, 1977; Saitama University, Japan 2008-2009; University of Rostock, Germany, 2014

Awards/Honours: Merit Scholarship 1965-67; Junior Research Fellowship, 1975-1977; INDO-US Fulbright Fellowship 1988-89; UGC Career Award, 1988-91; Guest Research Fellowship, Julich, Germany, 1996-99; Pitamber Pant National Environment Fellowship Award 1996-99; ISEC E.P. Odum Gold Medal, 2009; DST J C Bose National Fellowship, 2010, NASI Professor R.N. Tandon Memorial Lecture Award, 2010; Professor C N R Rao Education Foundation Award for Excellence in Science Research, 2009; INSA Professor S. B. Saksena Memorial Medal, 2011, IIFS Shiksha Rattan Puraskar, 2011; Professor M. R. Goyal Award for Excellence in Cyanobacterial Research, 2013; DAE Raja Ramanna Fellowship 2015.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian National Science Academy; National Institute of Ecology, India; Institute of Environmental Engineers, India; Indian Botanical Society.

Research Areas: Proteomics and Functional Genomics of diazotrophic cyanobacteria under abiotic stress; In Silico and Molecular characterization of novel/hypothetical proteins; Molecular Microbiology.

Address: Professor, Molecular Biology Section, Centre of Advanced Study in Botany, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, U.P.; B 30/486, Mani Niketan, Madhav Market, Lanka, Varanasi 221005, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0542) 6701110; Res. (0542) 2367520; Cell: 09415225821; Fax: (0542) 2368174; Email: lcrbhu15@gmail.com; lcrai@bhu.ac.in]