Biography of Dorairajan Balasubramaniam
Name: Dorairajan Balasubramaniam
Date of Birth : 28 August 1939
Location : Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation: Biophysical Chemistry
Dorairajan Balasubramaniam was born on 28 August 1939 in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. He graduated B.Sc in Chemistry from Madras University in 1955 and obtained his Master’s degree M.Sc with first class in Chemistry from Rajasthan University Pilani in 1959.
He went to the United States of America in 1960 to do research for his doctoral studies. And in 1965 received a PhD in Biophysical Chemistry from Columbia University.
He continued his postdoctoral research as a Jain Coffin Children’s Fund Fellow at the University of Minnesota Medical School in the United States until 1966. Balasubramaniam is married to Shakti. Who is associated with ETV as a producer. And they have two daughters. Bau Beti Katyayani is a Research Analyst. And younger Akhila works as a public health professional.
Kserairajan Balasubramaniam popularly known as Professor Balu. He is an Indian biochemical chemist and ocular biochemist. Balasubramaniam returned to India in 1966 and joined the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur as a lecturer.
Where he continued to rise in ranks over the years to become assistant professors and professors. He was appointed as Professor and Dean of the School of Chemistry at the University of Hyderabad. Then he took over as the Deputy Director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology.
He went to Prasad Eye Institute in 1979. Where he is the director of research at the Prof. Brain Holden Eye Research Center. He is also working as Assistant Professor of New South Wales of Technology and Science Pilani India. He is the former President of Indian Science Academy 2000-2010.
Awards and Honors:
- Dorairajan Balasubramaniam is an Honorary Professor at the
- Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research.
- Conferred with LM Yeddapali Memorial Award.
- Indian Chemical Society Medal in 1977.
- In 1981, he received Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in Chemical Science by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.
- In 1990, he was awarded the Ranbaxy Award.
- Awarded Dr. Mahendra Lal Sircar Award in 1994 by Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science.
- Honored with Omprakash Bhasin Award and Kalinga Puraskar in 1997.
- He received the Goel Award and the JC Bose Medal of the Indian National Science Academy.
- The Government of India honored him with the civilian award of Padma Shri in 2002.
- He is also a recipient of the NASA Indira Gandhi Award for Achievement in Science and the Jawaharlal Nehru Centenary Award from the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA).
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