Hyderabad: A chief scientist from the CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) Dr K Thangaraj, has been awarded the prestigious J C Bose Fellowship for his outstanding scientific contributions in the field of population and medical genomics.

The J C Bose fellowship is awarded to active scientists in recognition for their outstanding performance by the Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.

Dr K. Thangaraj is a senior principal scientist and group leader at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad. His main research interests are; origin of modern human, cardiovascular diseases, mitochondrial disorders, male infertility, sex determination, forensic genetics and Genetic basis of Ayurveda prakritis.

He has published more than 200 research articles in peer-reviewed journals; including Nature, Nature Genetics, Science and Lancet. Dr Thangaraj is an elected Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences, Indian National Science Academy, National Academy of Biological Sciences, AP Akademi of Science, and elected member of Guha Research Conference.

He was the President of the Indian Society of Human Genetics (2011–2015) and the founder of the Society for Mitochondrial Research and Medicine.

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