Dr. Supriya Chakraborty 
Fellow, Elected 2017

Born in Burdwan, West Bengal, on December 13, 1969. Educated at Burdwan Municipal High School, Burdwan, 1975-87; Visva Bharati University, Shantiniketan, 1987-91; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1991-93; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1993-1997; Ph D. 1997.

Professor, School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2010 to date.

Scientist, Indian Institute of Vegetable Research (IIVR), Varanasi, 1996-2000; Scientist (Sr. Scale), IIVR, Varanasi, 2000-04; Visiting Scientist, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St Louis, USA, 2002-03; Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2004-10.

Awards/Honours: Best Student Award of Plant Pathology of Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, 1993; Best Student Award of Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, 1997; IARI Merit medal, 1997; Best student Award of Plant Pathology, IARI, New Delhi, 1997; Jawahar Lal Nehru Award of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, 1998; Lal Bahadur Shastri Award, ICAR, 2000; BOYSCAST fellowship, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, 2002; Pran Vohra Award, Indian Science Congress Association, 2005; Dr. Harbhajan Singh Award, Indian Society of Vegetable Science, 2005.

Research Areas: Geminiviruses - Molecular biology, host virus interaction, RNAi and transgenic resistance.

Address: Professor, Molecular Virology Laboratory, Room No. 405/416, School of Life Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067; [Tel: Off: (011)26704153, Cell: 0986628684; Fax: (011) 26742558; Email: supriyachakrasls@yahoo.com; schakraborty@mail.jnu.ac.in]