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Prof. L S Shashidhara joins Ashoka University as the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Biology

Ashoka University is pleased to welcome Professor L S Shashidhara as the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Biology.

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14 May, 2018 | 3 min read

August, 2017: Ashoka University welcomes Professor L S Shashidhara as the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Biology. Prof. Shashidhara earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, India and went on to obtain his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, UK. After a brief post-doctoral work at Cambridge, wherein he transitioned from plant genetics to animal genetics and developmental biology, he returned to India in 1992. After working at NCBS, Bangalore as a Visiting Fellow, he moved to CCMB, Hyderabad as a Scientist and Group Leader, where he built a strong developmental biology group. Following that, he moved to IISER Pune as a Professor and Chair of Biology and has contributed to the growth of IISER Pune since its inception.

For his contribution to basic and applied biology, Prof Shashidhara is recognized with CSIR Technology and SS Bhatnagar Prizes and JC Bose National Fellowship. He is a Fellow of Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; and Indian Academy of Sciences. He has been elected as Vice-President of INSA and Secretary General of International Union of Biological Sciences in recognition of his ability to understand the intricacies of science administration, policy and its social impact. In addition, he is serving as a member of various apex committees of Government and S&T organizations.

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