24 April 2012

Professor K. VijayRaghavan, Director, National Centre for Biological Sciences of TIFR Bangalore and a member of the ICTS Management Board has been elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society.

The Royal Society Citation says "Vijayraghavan is an inspirational leader successfully promoting excellence in Indian biology. Growing under his inclusive leadership, the National Centre for Biological Sciences is recognized internationally as a world-class institution. He has been an exemplary mentor, forging partnerships to grow life sciences research. He has worked to establish new institutions, drawing the best young scientists to India. An outstanding developmental geneticist, his contributions to understanding the cellular and molecular principles of adult muscle development in Drosophila are widely recognized. He has elegantly combined these studies with those on the development of the nervous system to study the control and development of movement."