Chanakya University School of Biosciences

Board of Studies

Prof. R. Sowdhamini 

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Prof. R. Sowdhamini is a distinguished Professor, and Mazumdar-Shaw Chair in Computational Biology, IBAB. She is currently serving as a senior Professor at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru. She has received many honours that includes fellowships from Indian Academy of Sciences and the Indian National Science Academy, International Senior Fellow of the Wellcome Trust, London, the Human Frontier Science Program Award and the prestigious J C Bose Fellowship. She is an expert in the field of Structural and Computational biology with extensive experience in the area of protein sciences.

Prof. H S Savithri

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Prof. H S Savithri is a Rtd. honorary and emeritus professor who served as the first Woman Chair of Department of Biochemistry, IISc, Bengaluru. She is the recipient of the prestigious Karnataka Rajyotsava award for the year 2021 in Science and Technology. She is a renowned Biochemist with a career in academia spanning more than 40 years and has made significant contribution in the field of plant Molecular Virology, Enzymology and Protein Chemistry. 

Dr. Sanjay Ghosh

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Dr. Sanjay Ghosh is a Senior Assistant Professor at IBAB, Bengaluru and a recipient of DBT-Ramalingaswami re-entry fellowship. His primary research interest includes developing translatable technologies and products using synthetic biology approaches and utilize latest genome editing technologies and DNA assembly methods to engineer microorganisms, mosquito and human cells.

Prof. MRN Murthy


Prof. MRN Murthy, is a renowned crystallographer of India, a Distinguished Professor and AstraZeneca Chair, IBAB, Bengaluru. He is the recipient of several awards including the prestigious J.C. Bose fellowship and the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award for his various achievements. He has also served as INSA senior scientist and as an honorary Professor at IBAB. He is an expert Structural Biologist with chief contribution in the field of X-ray crystallography of viral proteins.

Prof. N.B. Ramachandra

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Prof. N.B. Ramachandra is a UGC-BSR faculty fellow and Raja Ramanna Chair, Rtd. Professor and Former Chairman, Department of Studies in Genetics & Genomics, University of Mysore. He has several honours to his credit including the Sir C.V. Raman Young Scientist State Award in Life Sciences, Prof. G. K. Manna Memorial Award of ISCA and is also an Elected Fellow of Indian Academy of Biomedical Sciences (FIABS). His area of specialization includes Drosophila Genetics and Evolution and Human Genetic Diseases and Genomics.