Nawin C Mishra
Associate Professor, University of South Carolina, USA
Mishra received his B. S (Honors) and M.S degrees from Patna University ( then nicknamed as Oxford of the East) in India and Ph. D Degree from McMaster University. He received his post –doctoral training with the late Nobel Laureate Professor E. L. Tatum at the Rockefeller University. He was a Fellow for Medical Research of the Jane Coffin Child Fund of the Yale University at the Rockefeller University for two years and then Research Associate with Professor Tatum where he initiated his work in what is now called as Proteomics and Matabolimics. There he also devised the first gene transfer in a eukaryote, Neurospora crassa.
Later he joined the University of South Carolina Molecular Biology Group and Chairman of the Microbiology dept in the Medical School and remained as Professor of Genetics in the Dept. of Biological Sciences. He was also a Visiting Professor at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biology in Heidelberg, Germany and in Genetic Institute of Greenwood, SC.
He has served as a Science advisor to the FAO of the United Nations in India on many occasions and also on the Review Panel of the Human Genome Project of the Dept of Energy, USA. . He is a Fellow for the American Association for the Advancement of Science since 1986 for his contribution to the science of Genetics.
He visited China in May, 2000 supported by the Rockefeller Foundation among the first group of Scientists when China became first open to the West. In addition he has been invited to present his work in Australia, EU, Japan, India and Thailand.
In 1994 Dr. Mishra was one of the invitees to give commencement speech at the Martin Luther University at Halle Wittenberg, Germany organized to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the University : Martin Luther was the one who started Protestantism in Christian religion .