Dr. Anurag Agrawal Director CSIR-IGIB

Dr. Anurag Agrawal took charge as director of CSIR Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology (IGIB) on 25th October 2017. He graduated in medicine from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in 1994, followed by specialization in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Critical Care from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, (2003) and a PhD in physiology from Delhi University. After serving as a faculty member of the Department of Medicine at Baylor, he joined IGIB in 2007, where he established the Centre of Excellence for Translational Research in Asthma & Lung disease (TRiAL) and the CSIR program for Effective Application of Community Health efforts through new age Information Technology (EACH-IT). His research activities include use of experimental and computational model-systems to study disease, especially asthma. Dr Agrawal believes health data analytics, with artificial intelligence applications, to be the new frontier of medicine and is actively engaged in promoting the confluence of medicine and informatics. He has more than 100 scientific publications, mostly original research findings communicated in high-impact journals. He has been recognized internationally, as an alumnus of Kavli Frontiers of Science program of the US National Academy of Sciences, as well as nationally in the form of the Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar award (Medical Sciences, 2014), National Bioscience award (2015), Wellcome Trust DBT India Alliance senior fellowship (2015), Lady Tata Young Researcher Award (2010) and the Swarnjayanti Fellowship of the Department of Science and Technology (2010). Dr. Agrawal is a member and fellow of numerous academic societies and serves on advisory bodies at Public Health Foundation of India, Lady Tata Memorial Trust, Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Centre for Brain Research, and Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, amongst others, as well as an advisor for start up companies and healthcare organizations.