Vinay Nandicoori new chief of Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology


Dr Vinay K. Nandicoori is the new Director of the CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad.

A well-known molecular biologist, he has been a scientist at the DBT-National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, CCMB said on Tuesday.

Nandicoori’s research interest extensively spans molecular signalling networks in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the micro-organism that causes TB. His research has found national and international relevance and recognition.

His education and research training have been in the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, the Texas A&M University, and the University of Virginia, USA. He holds the prestigious JC Bose fellowship. He is an elected fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, the Indian National Science Academy and thee National Academy of Sciences, India.

Nandicoori will succeed Dr Rakesh K. Mishra as CCMB’s Director. Mishra, now a Director at the Tata Institute of Genetics and Society, will remain as CCMB’s advisor to help the CCMB in its efforts against the ongoing pandemic.