Secretary of the DBT, K. VijayRaghavan elected a foreign associate of the USNAS | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2017

Secretary of the DBT, K. VijayRaghavan elected a foreign associate of the USNAS

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vijay-raghavanK VijayRaghavan, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, has been elected a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences, according to a press release.

VijayRaghavan, is known as the Distinguished Professor at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, is one of 21 foreign associates elected this year. He was also recently elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (London).

Members are elected to the US National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their achievements in original research. It is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered one of the highest honours that a scientist can receive.

The release, quoting VijayRaghavan, said: “Thanks all. All the kudos go to the terrific students, research fellows, post docs and collaborators here and all over the world who have done wonderful work in a wonderful environment.”

Director of National Center of Biological Sciences Satyajit Mayor  said: “Vijay’s election to the US National Academy of Sciences is a proud moment for all of us.”

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