Fellowship of the World Academy of Sciences (FTWAS)

Prof. Narinder Kumar Mehra
Membership Section: 04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences

Dadhichi Deh Dan Samiti is happy to inform about election and induction of Prof. Narinder Mehta as ‘Fellows’ of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for the year 2013. The induction ceremony took place during the 25th General Meeting of the Academy held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, on October 27, 2014. A total of 46 eminent scientists were elected worldwide, of which 10 were from India in various fields of Sciences that include Agriculture, Biological systems &organisms, Structural, cell & molecular biology, Medical & health sciences, Chemical Sciences, Engineering sciences, Physics, Social & economic sciences, Earth, astronomy & space sciences, Mathematical sciences. He is one of the only two elected from India in the field of Medical and Health Sciences.

We wish him good luck in his resolve to contribute towards betterment of human health through sustainable and translational research in India gets even further strengthened.

Prof Narinder Kumar Mehra, Dean (Research) and Head, Department of Transplant Immunology & Immunogenetics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
Tel : 26588588, 26594638  Mobile: 9899087445  email: narin98@hotmail.com, narin.mehra@gmail.com.

Mehra is a Senior Professor and Dean (Research), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.  Former Secretary General and Vice President of the Federation of Immunological Societies of Asia Oceania and President of the Asia Pacific Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Association, he is a council member of the International Union of Immunological Societies and of the International Histocompatibility association.  His prizes include India’s highest S.S. Bhatnagar award, Ranbaxy Science Foundation award, Chevalier of the National Order of Merit (France) and IROST Khwarizmi International Award (Iran).  His memberships include Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Indian Academy of Sciences, Indian National Science Academy.  He holds honorary professorship from two universities.

Prof Narinder Mehra has made significant contributions to defining the genomic diversity of HLA in the Indian population, understanding the impact of HLA linked genes and other immunogenetic factors in governing susceptibility to autoimmune (type 1 diabetes and celiac disease) and infectious (pulmonary tuberculosis and HIV) diseases and on the immune biology of organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.