Prof. A.N.Lahiri Majumder

INSA Senior Scientist
Division of Plant Biology
Bose Institute
Kolkata, India


Prof. A.N. Lahiri Majumder is currently serving as the INSA Honorary Scientist; formerly INSA Senior Scientist; formerly Raja Ramanna Fellow (Department of Atomic Energy), and Senior Professor & Head, Division of Plant Biology and Acharya J.C. Bose Biotechnology Innovation Centre, Bose Institute.

Lahiri Majumder obtained his BSc (Hons) in Botany (1966) from Presidency College, Kolkata, MSc (Botany) (1968) from University College of Science, Calcutta University, PhD (1973) from Calcutta University working at the Bose Institute under the supervision of Professor BB Biswas and DSc in Biochemistry (1985) also from Calcutta University. He did his post-doctoral research as Visiting Fellow/Associate at the National Institutes of Health, USA (1973-77). He held the positions of a Lecturer, Reader, Professor and Chairman at the Department of Botany, School of Life Sciences, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan (1977-91); Professor of Botany, Bose Institute, Kolkata (1991-2005) and as  Senior Professor & Head, Plant Molecular and Cellular Genetics/Division of Plant Biology  Bose Institute between 2005 -2011. He also worked at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA (1979,1980,1982); University of Ohio, USA (sabbatical, 1986-88); University of Arizona, USA (1994,1996,1998,1999); and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA (2000,2002,2005). He was Fogarty International Center Visiting Fellow/Associate, NIH, USA (1973-76). He was a Raja Ramanna Fellow (DAE) between 2011-2016. He is currently an INSA Senior Scientist ( since March, 2016).

Visiting Fellow & Associate, Fogarty International Centre, National Institutes of Health, USA 1973-77; Lecturer/Reader/Professor/Professor & Head, Department of Botany, School of Life Sciences, Visva Bharati University, 1977-1991; Professor/Senior Professor/Senior Professor & Head, Department of Botany/Plant Molecular & Cellular Genetics/Division of Plant Biology, Bose Institute, Kolkata, 1991-2011. Visiting Associate, Department of Genetics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA, 1978-79, 82); Visiting Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA, 1986-88; Visiting Scientist, DBT/Rockefeller Foundation Biotechnology Career Fellowship, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA, 1994/95-98/99); Visiting Scientist, University of Illinois, USA, 2003/04/05).


 Career Award, UGC (1980-83); Sir Rashbehari Ghosh Travelling Fellowship, Calcutta University (1982); Overseas Associateship, DBT (1994); Sadakharaswamy Endowment Award, SBC(I) (1994-1995); Foundation Day Award, Bose Institute (1998); Rockefeller Biotechnology Career Fellowship (1998-2003); Member, Editorial Board, Plant Molecular Biology Reporter (1999); Parija Memorial Lecture Award, Utkal University (2000-01); Elected Member, Guha Research Conference (2001); Elected Vice President, Society for Plant Physiology & Biochemistry (2001- ); SB Saksena Medal Award from Indian National Science Academy (2008); S Patnaik Memorial Lecture, Utkal University (2018).

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India (1996); Indian National Science Academy (2005) ; Indian Academy of Sciences (2005); West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology (2011).

Others Contributions: Lahiri Majumder was involved in establishing the Acharya JC Bose Biotechnology Innovation Centre at Bose Institute. He has served in a number of national selection/assessment committees and was External Member of the Academic Board of NEHU; Founder-Convener of the Santiniketan SBC (I) Branch; Vice President, Plant Physiology Forum, Kolkata; Member, Editorial Board of Plant Molecular Biology Reporter, USA (1999). He was Vice President, Society for Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, India (2001).

Area of Specialization

Plant Physiology & Biochemistry; Abiotic stress responses in plants; Plant Biotechnology.