CSIR-CDRI Scientist Dr Saman Habib elected as fellow of Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi

Dr. Saman Habib, Chief Scientist and Professor (AcSIR) in Molecular Biology Division, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute (CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow, well known for her outstanding work in understanding the malaria parasite, has been elected as Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi. Her research group’s interest in the malaria parasite is driven by the desire to understand (a) the molecular workings and functions of the relict plastid (apicoplast) of Plasmodium, (b) mechanisms of protein translation employed by Plasmodium organelles and (c) human genetic factors and susceptibility to severe P. falciparum malaria in endemic and non-endemic regions of India.

Dr. Saman Habib is also Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore and the National Academy of Sciences India, Allahabad. Among other honours she won the National Women Bio-scientist Award, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India (2012); Prof. BK Bachhawat Memorial Lecture Award, National Academy of Sciences, India (2008) and the CSIR Young Scientist Award, CSIR (2001).