Dr Niti Kumar has won the SERB Women Excellence Award-2020. She is a Senior Scientist from Division of Molecular Parasitology and Immunology, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow. Her research team is testing the protein quality control machinery in human malaria parasite for exploration of alternative drug targets for malaria intervention.
President of India will confer the award during the celebrations of National Science Day. This award is conferred to women scientists who are below 40 years of age and have received recognition from national academies. Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India (SERB-DST) supports the women researchers with a research grant of 5 lakhs per annum for 3 years.