Sankar Ghosh, an award-winning Indian-origin immunologist, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. He was among the 120 newly elected members announced by the Academy.
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About the Sankar Ghosh
- Sankar Ghosh is the Silverstein and Hutt Family Professor of Microbiology and Chair of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University.
- He is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
- He has a deep interest in deciphering the complexities of transcriptional regulation — the ways by which a cell regulates the conversion of DNA to RNA to better understand the mechanisms of the immune system and the pathological changes that occur to its pathways in many diseases.
- Ghosh and members of his lab recently uncovered new clues to sepsis that may speed diagnosis.
About the National Academy of Sciences:
The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit institution that was established under a Congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. It recognises achievement in science by election to membership and – with the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine – provides science, engineering and health policy advice to the federal government and other organisations.