Prof. C.S. Dey of NIPER elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India

Dr. Chinmoy Sankar Dey, Professor and Head of the Department of Biotechnology, NIPER, S.A.S. Nagar has been elected as a “Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences (FNASc.), India”. The National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad, established in 1930, celebrating its Platinum Jubilee, is cultivating and promoting Science and Technology in India. Recently, Dr. Dey had been elected as a fellow (FNA) of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi. He is also a recipient of “Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award” from CSIR and the “National Bioscience Award” from Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.

            Dr. Dey, a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, followed by post-doctoral research training from the California Institute of Technology, California, and Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, USA, joined NIPER in September 1994. Along with a handful of core faculty who were entrusted the responsibility of establishing NIPER as a center of higher learning, which is currently being run under the Directorship of Professor. P. RamaRao., Dr. Dey played a significant role in building up the institute and more importantly the department of biotechnology. At NIPER, Dr. Dey initiated a strong research program in understanding the mechanism of the diseases, like insulin resistant diabetes and microbial drug resistance. Professor Dey has published more than 50 research papers. He has an US patent and has also attracted about Rs. 15 million from various funding agencies. In a span of 8 years of research life in NIPER, the achievement of the institute in general and Professor Dey is a rare distinction.