Anuradha Lohia

Vice Chancellor

Prof. Anuradha Lohia is a molecular parasitologist who has done extensive research in the field of infectious disease. She is a Senior Professor and past-Chairperson of the Department of Biochemistry at the Bose Institute, Kolkata. Previously, she served as the founding Chief Executive Officer of the UK-India collaborative ‘Wellcome Trust/ DBT India Alliance’ - an organization that supports excellence in medical research. She is currently the Vice Chancellor of the Presidency University, Kolkata


Prof. Lohia was born and raised in Kolkata. She completed her schooling from Modern High School for Girls in 1972, whereupon she entered the world-renowned Presidency College to pursue her bachelors degree in Physiology. She was an outstanding scholar, receiving medals in both her undergraduate and post graduate (MSc Physiology, Rajabazaar Science College, Calcutta University). She completed her doctoral thesis on the cell-surface of Vibrio cholerae from the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Jadavpur.


Following  postdoctoral work at New York University Medical Centre, she joined Bose Institute as a lecturer at the Department of Biochemistry. Her work at the Bose Institute received international acclaim, resulting in her being awarded multiple national and international awards and fellowships, including the Fogarty fellowship and the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation Biotechnology Career Award. She has been a visiting scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston University, Stanford University and the University of Virginia, USA. She has collaborated with many international scientists at the Bernard Nocht Institute (Hamburg, Germany), the University of Freiburg, Germany and the Technion, Haifa, Israel. She has published many original research papers in peer reviewed international journals, many of which have been cited for their importance. She has served on the editorial board of several national and international journals and as a committee member of prestigious task forces and scientific evaluation committees of the Government of India.


She received the National award for young women scientist from the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and several awards from other agencies. She is an elected fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences and an elected member of the Guha Research Conference, which is a premier body of outstanding scientists. She has received many peer reviewed grants from the Government of India and from the National Institutes of Health (USA).


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