|Born||1956 (age 57–58)
|Institutions||Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics|
|Alma mater||University of Madras, University of Melbourne|
Jayaraman Gowrishankar (born 1956) is an Indian medical microbiologist. Gowrishankar received his M.B.B.S. degree from the Christian Medical College, University of Madras. He holds Doctor of philosophy in bacterial genetics from the University of Melbourne.
He was awarded in 1991, the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, the highest science award in India, in the Biological sciences category. He was awarded in 2013, the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour, for his contribution towards the field of science.
- INSA Medal for Young Scientists, 1986
- CSIR Young Scientist Award, 1987
- BM Birla Prize. 1991
- Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology for 1991
- JC Bose Fellowship, 2007
- The 2012 Moselio Schaechter Distinguished Service Award - American Society for Microbiology
- Discovery of the operon and its exquisite osmotic regulation
- Enunciation of a new hypothesis that toxic RNA-DNA hybrids (R-loops) are prone to occur from nascent untranslated transcripts in E coli.
- Image: Dr. J Gowrishankar part of Dr.Jayaraman Gowrishankar awarded the prestigious Moselio Schaechter Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Microbiology
- The American Society for Microbiology honors Jayaraman Gowrishankar
- "Padma Awards Announced" (Press release). Ministry of Home Affairs. 25 January 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2013.