Dr D. Srinivasa Reddy gets additional charge of Director, CSIR-CDRI

Director, CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM), Jammu, Dr. D. Srinivas Reddy has a good amalgamation of research experience from the pharmaceutical Industry and research institutes

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New Delhi: Dr D. Srinivasa Reddy, Director, CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM), Jammu, has assumed the additional charge as Director of CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow on 31st January.
Professor Tapas Kumar Kundu the outgoing Director of CSIR-CDRI was superannuated recently. He will continue his work as Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru.
Dr. D. Srinivas Reddy has a good amalgamation of research experience from the pharmaceutical Industry and research institutes. He served in the pharmaceutical industry for seven years (Dr. Reddy’s & TATA Advinus). A molecule discovered by his team in the industry is currently in human phase-II clinical trials (Licogliflozin). He obtained his Ph.D. Degree from the University of Hyderabad, in 2000 under the mentorship of Professor Goverdhan Mehta. He has also worked with Prof. Sergey A. Kozmin (University of Chicago, USA) and Prof. Jeffrey Aubé (University of Kansas, USA) For his Post-Doctoral research work.
Dr. Reddy has more than 20 Years of research experience in the synthesis of natural products/medicinal chemistry/drug discovery. He has won several honours and awards including the prestigious J. C. Bose National Fellowship by SERB, DST, Govt. of India, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award (SSB) in Chemical Sciences, NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award for application oriented innovations in physical sciences, CRSI Bronze Medal in recognition of his contribution in chemical science, CDRI Award–Chemical Sciences for the contribution in Drug discovery & Sun Pharma Research Award (Ranbaxy Research Award) in the field of pharmaceutical sciences.
Dr. Reddy is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, India (FASc) and a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India (FNASc). He is an elected Fellow of the Maharashtra Academy of Sciences, Telangana Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI). He has more than 120 research publications to his credit and is an inventor of more than 35 patents.
All scientists, administrative staff, and students of CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow, extended their best wishes to Prof. Tapas K Kundu on his superannuation and assured all possible cooperation and support to Dr. D. Srinivasa Reddy.
(India Science Wire)