CSIR-CDRI scientist, Dr Saman Habib elected as fellow of INSA, New Delhi

With this honor, Dr Habib has bagged fellowship of all three premier Science Academies of India

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New Delhi: Dr Saman Habib, Chief Scientist and Professor (AcSIR) in Molecular Biology Division, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow brought the laurels to the Institute again through her outstanding work for understanding the malaria parasite. She has been elected as a fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi.
Her research group’s interest in the malaria parasite is driven by the desire to understand the molecular workings and functions of the relict plastid (apicoplast) of Plasmodium; mechanisms of protein translation employed by Plasmodium organelles, and; human genetic factors and susceptibility to severe P. falciparum malaria in endemic and non-endemic regions of India.
Other important honours and awards in her credit include Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore (2016); Fellow of The National Academy of Sciences India, Allahabad (2015); National Women Bio-scientist Award, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India (2012); BK Bachhawat Memorial Lecture Award, National Academy of Sciences, India (2008); and CSIR Young Scientist Award, CSIR (2001).
The Indian National Science Academy was established in January 1935 with the object of promoting science in India and harnessing scientific knowledge for the cause of humanity and national welfare.