Biotechnology Faculty Conferred INSA Medal for Young Scientists
Dr. Abdur Rub, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, has received Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Young Scientists' Medal (2012) for his outstanding contribution in the field of Immunology and Microbiology. This award carries a medal, citation, honorarium to the candidate and a smart fund for carrying out research.
INSA is one of the largest science academies in India instituted the scheme of Science Academy Medals for Young Scientists with the aim of distinguishing young scientists of extraordinary promise, creativity and excellence who have made notable research contributions in Science and Technology in India.
Abdur Rub has done his Ph.D from National Centre for Cell Sciences (NCCS), Pune and Postdoc from Immune Disease Institute, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston (MA), USA.
He is investigating the immune evasion mechanism of Leishmania, a causative agent of a fatal disease, leishmaniasis (Kala-azar) which is endemic in 88 countries including India, with a total of 12 million people infected worldwide and 350 million people at risk of infection. His research work will open new windows for the treatment of poor patients. Dr. Abdur Rub has also been conferred with DST-FAST- Track Award-2013 with a research aid of Rs. 29 lakhs.