Prof. LS Shashidhara, Dean (Research and Development) and Chair of Biology at IISER Pune, has been elected as the Vice-President of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi.
The INSA is a body of Indian scientists established in 1935. Its objective is to promote science in the country and aid in utilizing scientific knowledge for national welfare. The highest decision making body of the INSA is the Council that is comprised a President, six Vice-Presidents, and other elected members.
Prof. Shshidhara has been a fellow of the INSA since 2007. He has now been elected as one of the Vice-Presidents on the INSA Council. A recipient of the CSIR Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award and DST JC Bose Fellowship, Prof. Shashidhara is a developmental biologist. His research group studies the evolution and functional genomics of appendages using the fruit fly Drosophila as a model system. You can read more about his work here.
We congratulate Prof. Shashidhara and wish him success in his new role.