Jayaraman Gowrishankar

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Jayaraman Gowrishankar
Born 1956 (age 60–61)
Chennai, India
Residence Flag of India.svg India
Nationality Flag of India.svg Indian
Fields Biology
Institutions Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics[1]
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 a Scientist and Group Leader at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology in Hyderabad. In 2000, He is positioned as director for Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics.[2]

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.[3] He was awarded in 2013, the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour, for his contribution towards the field of science.[4]

Civilian Honours[edit]

Research Awards[edit]

Research highlights[edit]

  • 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.