20 October 2010

K. VIJAYRAGHAVAN, Director National Centre for Biological Sciences - TIFR and  member of Management Board of International Centre for Theoretical Sciences - TIFR, has been elected Fellow of TWAS, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World.
The Academy citation says "VIJAYRAGHAVAN is an outstanding developmental geneticist and neurobiologist. His work has revealed important principles and mechanisms that control the assembly and wiring of nerves and muscles during development, and he has recently begun to define how these neuromuscular circuits direct specific locomotor behaviours. A fellow of all three science academies of India, he has won the Bhatnagar Prize, and the first Infosys Science Prize in Life Sciences in 2009."