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Dr Sanjeev Galande joins as Dean of School of Natural Sciences at SNU

02 June 2021 | News

Dr Galande brings with him over two decades of experience as a scientist and academic

Shiv Nadar University Delhi-NCR has appointed cell biologist and epigeneticist Dr Sanjeev Galande as Dean of the School of Natural Sciences. Dr Galande joins the university from the Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER)-Pune, where he served as Professor of Biology, and Dean of Research & Development. Dr Galande brings with him over two decades of experience as a scientist and academic. Dr Galande is credited for having established a multidisciplinary programme engaged at the interface of biochemistry, molecular biology, bioinformatics, cell biology, proteomics, and genomics.

Dr Galande was the recipient of the International Senior Research Fellowship, Wellcome Trust, UK, 2005-10, DBT National Bioscience Award 2006, DST Swarnajayanti Fellowship 2007, the coveted CSIR Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2010, GD Birla Award for Scientific Excellence 2015, and the SERB JC Bose Fellowship 2019. He has been a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences since 2010, of the Indian National Science Academy since 2012, and of the National Academy of Sciences since 2017. He was an honorary associate faculty at the University of Sydney, Australia, and a visiting faculty at the University of Turku, Finland.

Dr Rupamanjari Ghosh, Vice-Chancellor of Shiv Nadar University Delhi-NCR, said, “Dr Galande is a great fit to lead and build upon its success, as we continue to elevate the University’s position to the world stage as an ‘Institution of Eminence.'"

Dr Galande said, “I am delighted to be part of a university that aspires to be among the leading research-based, multidisciplinary universities of global stature and impact. I am looking forward to working with an accomplished group of deans and young faculty who share our vision and are striving to push the frontiers of knowledge through innovative research in a multidisciplinary environment."

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