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About Sudha Bhattacharya | Indian Scientist

Sudha Bhattacharya

Sudha bhattacharya was born in 7 March 1952. She is an Indian academic, scientist and writer. She is a professor at the school of environmental science, jawaharlal nehru University. She is a fellow at The National Academy of Sciences, India, Indian Academy of sciences and Indian National Science Academy. 
Sudha Bhattacharya
BornMarch 7, 1952 (age 67)
EducationB.Sc (Hons) from University of Delhi, M.Sc, PhD from Indian Agricultural Research Institute and Post-doctoral from Stanford University
OccupationMolecular Biologist, Academic, Scientist, Writer
EmployerJawaharlal Nehru University
Known forWork on understanding gene organisation and expression in Entamoeba histolytica
Spouse(s)Alok Bhattacharya
She is recognised primarily for her in depth study of Entamoeba histolytica, a parasitic protozoan that causes amoebiasis: Dr. Bhattacharya's laboratory first detected Ribosomal RNA genes on circular DNA, while studying the parasite, and also discovered families of retrotransposons in parasite genome.

Education and career

she attended University of Delhi where she graduated with a BSc Honours degree in botany in the year 1971 and then proceeded to the Indian agricultural research institute, New Delhi where she obtain MSc in biochemistry and molecular biology also she completed her post graduation in 1973 and then, in 1977 earned a PHD for research on regulation of RNA synthesis in Escherichia coli. And has conducted post-doctoral research on bacteriophage genetics at standford university, bacterial DNA replication at the Boston biomedical Research institute and studied axenic cultivation at the National institute of health.

Awards and honours

Robert McNamara fellowship, world Bank in 1985.
Rockefeller Biotechnology career development award in 1987.
JC Bose National fellow in 2015.
Member of the Guha Research Conference in 1993.
Fellow Indian Academy of sciences in 2001, National Academy of sciences, India in 2008 and Indian National Science Academy in 2015.

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