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Dr Tulsi Das Chugh Award 2020 bags CSIR-CDRI Scientist for research work on Malaria


Dr Tulsi Das Chugh Award 2020 won by CSIR-CDRI Scientist Dr. Satish Mishra. Ministry of Science & Technology says Dr. Satish Mishra gets this award for research work on Malaria Parasite’s Life Cycle. He also awarded with Elected, member in 2019, National Academy of Medical Sciences, India, Elected, member in 2018, The National Academy of Sciences, India, Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize in 2018 by Indian Council of Medical Research, Government of India, Ramalingaswami re-entry Fellowship in 2013 by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.

The Orations & Awards Committee of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India), has selected Dr Satish Mishra, Principal Scientist, Division of Molecular Parasitology and Immunology, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow for “Dr.Tulsi Das Chugh Award” for the year 2020 in recognition of his research work on Malaria parasite’s life cycle which is a complex process involving two hosts and three invasive stages. Invasion in both mammals and mosquitoes requires a coordinated sequence of events to be played out successfully.

His outstanding work focused on “Secreted Protein with Altered Thrombospondin Repeat (SPATR) which is Essential for Asexual Blood Stages but not Required for Hepatocyte Invasion by the Malaria Parasite Plasmodium Berghei”.This study focuses on the dispensability of SPATR in P. berghei sporozoites and its importance for the establishment of blood stage infection, further investigation is needed to unravel its precise role during this process.


About The Academy and Award

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