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educator , Molecular biologist

Mahendra Kumar Thakur, Indian molecular biologist, educator. Achievements include research in gene expression in aging brain. Recipient Gold medal, Banaras Hindu University, 1975, Young Scientists' Gold medal, Indian National Science Academy, 1982, 1984; scholar Indo-German Cultural Exchange Program, German Governor, 1985.

Background

Thakur, Mahendra Kumar was born on June 12, 1953 in Darbhanga, Bihar, India. Son of Narayan Dutta and Matangi (Devi) Thakur.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Uttar Pradesh, India, 1973. Master of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Uttar Pradesh, India, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, Banaras Hindu University, Uttar Pradesh, India, 1978.

Career

Lecturer Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1979—1987, reader, since 1987, professor, since 2003. Principal investigator Department Biotechnology, New Delhi, since 2004. Exchange scholar Munich University, 1984—1985, Rockefeller University, New York City, 1990—1991.

Visiting scientist Tokushima University, Japan, 1990, Newcastle General Hospital, England, 1995.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in gene expression in aging brain.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Trends in Geriatrics, 1996. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member of Association Gerontology (president since 2005, vice president 1997—2004, secretary 1992-1996), Society Biological Chemists (life), Indian Academy of Neurosciences (life. Member executive committee).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Chess, reading.

Connections

Married Lata Kumari, May 23, 1974. Children: Ashish Kumar, Rajendra Kumar.

father:
Narayan Dutta Thakur

mother:
Matangi (Devi) Thakur

spouse:
Lata Kumari

child:
Ashish Kumar Thakur

child:
Rajendra Kumar Thakur