Satyajit Mayor

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Satyajit Mayor
Born (1963-01-26) 26 January 1963 (age 61)
Alma materIIT Bombay
Rockefeller University
AwardsInfosys Prize for Life Sciences (2012)
JC Bose Fellowship, DST (2006-2016)
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, CSIR,(2003)
Scientific career
FieldsBiology, Cell biology, Membrane Biology, Cell signaling
InstitutionsNational Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore
Doctoral advisorGeorge A.M. Cross

Satyajit Mayor (born 1963)[1] is an Indian biologist. He serves as director of the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore. Mayor is the former director of the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem) at Bangalore, which has a focus on the study of stem cell and regenerative biology.

In 2012, Mayor won the Infosys Prize for life sciences for his study of regulated cell surface organization and membrane dynamics.[2]


Mayor studied chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and was awarded his PhD in life sciences from The Rockefeller University, New York. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University, where he developed tools to study the trafficking of membrane lipids and GPI-anchored proteins in mammalian cells using quantitative fluorescence microscopy.


Mayor started his laboratory at NCBS in 1995 following completion of his postdoctoral research at Columbia University.

"The broad aim of Prof Mayor’s laboratory is to provide an understanding of the molecular mechanisms of endocytosis in metazoan cells, and study this phenomenon at many scales. At the molecular scale his group wants to uncover the molecular players in endocytic processes; at the mesoscopic scale research in his laboratory attempts to provide a physical description of cell membrane structure and organization process and its material properties; at the cellular scale the work is aimed at synthesizing a role for endocytosis in cellular signalling and cell surface homeostasis; at the scale of the tissue the group wishes to determine how control of endocytosis impinges on many developmental programs in tissue morphogenesis ("

Professor Mayor is the recipient of several national and international awards such as the Wellcome Trust International Senior Research Fellowship, Swarnajayanti Fellowship, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, and the JC Bose Fellowship.

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  1. ^ "Indian Fellow — Professor Satyajit Mayor". Indian National Science Academy. Retrieved 23 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Subrahmanyam, Chaudhuri get Infosys Prize". The Hindu. Bangalore. 24 November 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Prizes and Awards". The World Academy of Sciences. 2016.

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