Dr. Mohan Wani appointed director of the National Center for Cell Science

Dr Mohan R Wani has been appointed Director of the Pune-based National Center for Cell Science (NCCS), a leading research institute under the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.

The NCCS conducts cutting-edge research in various fields such as cell and cancer biology, infectious diseases and immunology, stem cells and regenerative medicine, structural biology and bioinformatics, Dr. Wani said.

Notably, Dr. Wani has made significant research contributions in understanding the regulation of cellular and molecular pathophysiology of important skeletal and autoimmune diseases including osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. His group has also contributed to the field of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine.

Dr. Wani said the NCCS will continue to address research issues in human health and disease by further strengthening basic and translational research through a multidisciplinary approach, as well as national and international collaborations.

Dr. Wani has completed his postgraduate studies in Veterinary Surgery from Nagpur Veterinary College. Subsequently, he obtained his doctorate in human medicine from St George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London, England. He is also a member of prestigious science academies like Indian National Science Academy (INSA), National Academy of Sciences India (NASI), National Academy of Veterinary Sciences (NAVS) and National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS).

His research is published in several high-impact international peer-reviewed journals and he has mentored numerous doctoral students, medical and veterinary students, and postdoctoral fellows. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Commonwealth Fellowship, the BM Birla Science Prize and the National Bioscience Award, among others.

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