The MDRF Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) was formed to examine the institutes research activities, provide guidance and recommendations for future work, and to render its professional judgment about the quality and importance of MDRF research contributions. The SAC includes internationally recognized scientists from universities, federal research laboratories, and non-profit research institutes.
Research Advisory Council members
Dr. N.K. Ganguly (Chairman)
Former DG, ICMR, Distinguished Biotechnology Fellow, Adviser, Translational Research Institute, UNESCO Centre, National Institute of Immunology.
Dr. I.C. Verma
Sr. Consultant and Chairman, Department of Genetic Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi.
Dr. Vijaya Raghavan
Director and Professor of Developmental Genetics, National Centre of Biological Sciences Bangalore.
Dr Seyed E Hasnain
Vice Chancellor, University of Hyderabad.
Dr. Partha Pratim Majumder
Professor and Head, Human Genetics,
Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.
Dr. Satyamoorthy Kapettu
Director, Manipal Life Science Research Centre, Manipal.
Dr. T.S. Sridhar
Prof. of Molecular Medicine, St John’s Research Institute, Bangalore.
Dr. Kamala Krishnaswamy
Former Director, National Institute Nutrition, Hyderabad.
Dr. V. Kumaraswami
Tuberculosis Research Centre, Chennai.
Dr. Ramesh Bhonde
Senior Scientist, National Centre For Cell Science (NCCS), Stempeutics, Manipal.
Dr. J. Gowrishankar
Director, DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics [CDFD], Hyderabad.
Dr. G. Padmanabhan
NASI-Platinum Jubilee Chair,
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Dr. D. Karunagaran
Department of Biotechnology
Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
Dr. C.C. Kartha
Division of Cellular & Molecular Cardiology,
Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical
Sciences & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram.
Dr. M. Radhakrishnan
Director, Head, Dept of Molecular Medicine and Cancer Biology, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram.
Dr. D. Balasubramanian
Director of Research, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad.
Dr. Subbiah Arunachalam
Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Internet & Society, Chennai.
Dr. Gopal Pande
Scientist Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology Hyderabad.