Prof. Hari Misra
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
Prof. Hari Misra is currently Head, Molecular Biology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India. For last 27 years, Dr Misra has been working on molecular and cellular responses of bacteria to both oxidative stress and DNA damage effects of gamma radiation. He has identified a novel antioxidant / radioprotector, which is found to be a ubiquitous response regulator from one of the most radioresistant bacterium, Deinococcus radiodurans. Catching tail of this molecule, his group discovered a new type of DNA damage response mechanism that seems to be an alternative to the missing classical LexA/RecA type SOS response in this bacterium. Dr. Misra’s current research interests are “Bacterial Genome Biology, Molecular and Cellular responses to oxidative stress and DNA damage, Molecular Genetics and structure-function of proteins, Metabolic engineering and antioxidant / radioprotector / redox biology. Dr Misra has published ~70 research papers in national and international journals of very high repute, with an aggregate IF ~198 and SCI >1000 (Scopus) and >1400 (Goggle scholar). For these contributions, Dr Misra is bestowed with a number of national /international recognitions / awards like “Indian Science Congress- Platinum Jubilee Lecture Award, Homi Bhabha Science and Technology Award, Sarma Memorial Award, DAE Science and Technology Excellence Award, INS Young Scientist Award”. He is elected member of “Guha Research Conference”. Dr Misra is a fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India (FNASc) and Maharashtra Academy of Sciences (FMASc) and Fulbright-Nehru Senior Fellow. Dr Misra has been visiting Scientist/Professor to Harvard Medical School Boston, UTSW-MC Dallas, LSU, Baton Rogue, Zhijiang University China and Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute, Republic of South Korea. He is a Member of BoS and Ph.D. thesis examiner to a number of highly reputed institutions in India. Dr Misra is a member of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), American Society of Microbiologists (ASM), Society of Biological Chemists of India, Association of Microbiologists of India, Environmental Mutagenic Society of India., Indian Society of Cell Biology and Indian Nuclear Society, and has been office bearers of academic societies in India.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology