About Us

Dr Ranjana Srivastava, former Head, Microbiology Division at Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India is an astute professional with 38 years of rich & qualitative experience in molecular biology and biotechnologyt. With an initial startup at  University of Brussels, Belgium and  post doctoral research at Brown University, USA, she joined CDRI as faculty and continued therein.  She  was visiting scientist at Center for Vaccine Development, Baltimore, USA and Institute Pasteur de Lille, France. Her most significant contribution include development and commercialization of  a  TB diagnostic kit,  surrogate screens for high throughput screening of anti-TB compounds,  mining new drug targets from TB genome by genetic approaches, screening of novel chemical enteties against tuberculosis, development of  in vivo murine infection model for M. fortuitum and genes expressed during infection of M. tuberculosis in host.

Prof.  B.S. Srivastava, former Head, Microbiology Division at Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India and  Professor & Founder Chairman of Centre for Biotechnology, Jawaharlal University, New Delhi,  was responsible for developing the Course Curriculum of Biotechnology  and  coordinated with  five Centres for Biotechnology in BHU, Baroda, Pune, Madurai and Jadavpur where biotechnology programme was started.  He has served as visiting faculty of Biotechnology at BHU and Central University, Mizoram. He has  vast research experience of more than 40 years in the field of  microbial genetics, DNA repair, pathogenesis of cholera and tuberculosis. He is recipient of  Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Prize of CSIR in 1984 followed by several awards including Vigyan Ratna Samman from UP Government  and fellowships of National Academy of Science, India and  American Academy of Microbiology, USA. He is a distinguished aluminus of Banaras Hindu University.