Brief Biodata of Prof A. K. Tripathi

Prof A. K. Tripathi did his M. Sc. and Ph. D. in Botany from Banaras Hindu University. He has 30 years of postgraduate teaching as well as research experience in Biotechnology/Botany. He has published 75 full length research papers in peer reviewed journals and supervised 16 Ph. D. theses in Biotechnology. He was principal investigator of several sponsored projects from various national and International agencies. He has toured extensively in India and 22 countries abroad and delivered invited/oral talks in a large number of conferences. He was also invited to several countries including USA, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Israel, Japan, Philippines, Slovak Republic, Austria and Switzerland for scientific visits.

Prof Tripathi is presently the Director of Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatics Plants (CSIR-CIMAP), Lucknow. Before joining his present position at Lucknow in February 2014, he was a Professor of Biotechnology and Coordinator, Functional Genomics Group, Interdisciplinary School of Life Sciences at Banaras Hindu University. He has also been the Coordinator of School of Biotechnology (2007-2010) and Coordinator, Centre for Bioinformatics (2008-2011) at BHU. He was also the Head, Department of Biotechnology at Gorakhpur University during 2002-2004. He was recipient of several awards including Young Scientist Award of Indian Science Congress Association and Career Award of UGC. He is a Fellow of Indian National Science Academy (INSA), National Academy of Sciences (NASI), National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI) and Biotech Research Society India (BRSI).

 
   
Current Research Interests:  
 Bacterial Genetics, Functional Genomics, Systems biology and Synthetic Biology  
   
Educational Record:  
  •  High School (1974) First Class with Hindi, English, Maths, Science, Biology with distinction in Biology & Hindi from Queens College, Varanasi (UP Board, Allahabad)
  • Intermediate (1976) First Class with Hindi, English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology with distinction in Chemistry from Queens College, Varanasi(UP Board, Allahabad)
  • B.Sc. (1978) Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Malaviya Gold Medal for standing first in Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • M.Sc. (1980) Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • Ph. D. (1984) Botany, under the supervision of Prof H. D. Kumar, FNA, Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
 
   
Career and Positions Held:  
  •  Director, Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CSIR-CIMAP) (February 2014- till date)
  • Mission Director, CSIR's Mission on Aroma and Phytopharmaceuticals (2016-)
  • Coordinator, DBT-BHU Interdisciplinary School of Life Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (July 2013-Fabruary 2014)
  • Group Leader, Research Group on Functional Genomics, DBT-BHU Interdisciplinary School of Life Sciences, BHU (2009- contd)
  • Coordinator, Centre for Bioinformatics, Banaras Hindu University (Mar 2008-Mar 2011)
  • Coordinator, School of Biotechnology, Banaras Hindu University (May 2007- May 2010)
  • Professor, School of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, BHU (2004 onwards)
  • Professor & Head, Department of Biotechnology, D. D. U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur (July 2002-Jun 2004)
  • Reader, School of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, BHU (1996-2002)
  • Lecturer, School of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, BHU (1990-1996)
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Institute of Genetics, University of Bayreuth (1987-1990)
  • Lecturer, Department of Botany, Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur (1985-1990)
  • Research Associate, Centre for Advanced Study in Botany, BHU (1984-1985)
 
   
 Fellowships of Science Academies/Societies:
  • Fellow, Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi (2015)
  • Fellow, National Academy of Sciences India (NASI), Allahabad (2012)
  • Fellow, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), New Delhi (2009)
  • Fellow, Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI), New Delhi (2006)
  • Fellow, Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI), Trivandrum (2005)
 
   

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