• Anjan K. Banerjee, PhD.

  • Professor & Dean (R&D)
  • Biology Division
  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER Pune)
  • Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pune-411008.
  • E-mail: akb[at]iiserpune.ac.in
  • Phone : +91-20-25908057, Fax : +91-20-25899790
  • Education and Profession:

  • BS & MS, Tripura University, Tripura
  • Ph.D. Biotechnology, University of Pune with research work at
  • National Chemical Laboratory (NCL, Pune).
  • Post Doc: Iowa State University (ISU), Iowa, USA.
  • Assistant Professor (IISER Pune): July, 2008 to December, 2014.
  • Associate Professor (IISER Pune): December, 2014 to April, 2019.
  • Professor (IISER Pune): April, 2019 onwards.


  • Awards and honors:


    • IISER-PUNE Senate nominated member of Board of Governors (BoG) at IISER Pune.
    • Dean, Research and Development (R&D), IISER Pune: May, 2021 onwards.
    • TATA Innovation Fellow 2020-21, DBT, Government of India.
    • Fellow (FASc), Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc), Bangalore.
    • Fellow (FNASc), National Academy of Science India (NASI), Allahabad.
    • Chairperson, Institutional Commitee on Administration (ICA), IISER Pune: August, 2019 onwards.
    • Coordinator and Nodal officer, COVID-19 testing centre, IISER Pune.
    • Co-chair of Biology division, IISER Pune: June, 2017 to August, 2019
    • EMBO Travel award to present moss research work in "New shores in land plant evolution" at Lisbon, Portugal, June-2018.
    • Selected as DBT's task force committee member-2018.
    • Dept. of Science and Technology travel award to give invited talk in PAG-2015, San Diego, US.
    • Selected Board Member, International Plant Mol. Biology Congress, Brazil. Oct. 2015.
    • Visiting /Contributory faculty at Dept. of Botany, Tripura Univ. since July 2014.
    • Visiting /Contributory faculty at Dept. of Biotechnology, Univ. of Pune, since Jan 2011.
    • Elected executive board member, All India Cell Biology (AICB) Association, India.
    • Elected life member, Plant Tissue Culture Association (PTCA), India, from January 2010.
    • EMBO Travel award to deliver a talk in Intercellular Communication in development and disease in Berlin, Germany in July, 2017.
    • Best scientist award by Rotary Club of Pune (Shivajinagar) May, 2016.
    • Elected Treasurer, All India Plant Tissue Culture Association.
    • Distinguished Institutional service award by IISER Pune (May 2017).
    • Internal leadership member, IISER Pune.
    • Internal leadership member, IISER Tirupati.
    • Chairperson, Purchase Committee, IISER Pune.
    • Chairperson, Purchase Committee, IISER Tirupati.
    • Chairperson, IAEC, IISER Pune.

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