Ranbir Chander Sobti, PhD

Editorial Board Member

Department of Biotechnology
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University

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Professor Sobti began his teaching career in the Department of Zoology, Panjab University in 1976 and went on to become the founder-Chairperson of the Biotechnology Department as a Professor of Cell Biology. Currently he has over 246 publications and 22 books to his credit. His research work, particularly in the areas of Cancer and Environmental Biology, has more than 1100 citations with an 18 H factor (Citation gadget) and has seen him head or be a part of the editorial boards of respected national and international journals such as Molecular Cell Biochemistry, Cytology and Genetics, Indian Journal of Human Genetics etc. He has also been awarded over 23 joint and independent projects by the UGC, CSIR, ICMR, DOE, DBT for policy-driven research in genetic markers and cancer-environment linkages. From receiving the INSA Young Scientist Medal over three decades ago, Prof Sobti has now moved on to being nominated a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy along with fellowships of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Medical Science, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Indian Society of Cytologists & Geneticists et al. He has recently been awarded the D.Sc. degree as notified by Himachal Pradesh University and has also been elected General President, Indian Science Congress Association for the 101st Session 2013-2014.

Research Interest

Genetics, Cytology, Agriculture, Plant Sciences