|Born||26 January 1963|
|Institutions||National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore|
|Alma mater||IIT Bombay
|Doctoral advisor||George A.M. Cross|
|Notable awards||Infosys Prize for Life Sciences (2012)
JC Bose Fellowship, DST (2006-2016)
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, CSIR,(2003)
Satyajit Mayor (born 1963) is an Indian biologist. He serves as director of the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore. He is also the 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.
Mayor studied chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and would be awarded his Ph.D. in life sciences from The Rockefeller University, New York. He worked as a post-doctoral 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 after the completion of his post-doctoral 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 (http://www.ncbs.res.in/mayor)."
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.
Awards and Honors
- Elected as Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences, 2015.
- Distinguished Alumnus of IIT Bombay, 2013
- Elected EMBO Fellow, 2013
- Infosys Prize for Life Sciences, 2012
- TWAS Prize in Biology, 2010
- EMBO Global Lecturer, 2010
- JC Bose Fellowship, DST, 2006-2011 (renewed till 2016).
- Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, CSIR, 2003.
- Swarnajayanti Fellowship, DST, 2003-2008.
- Wellcome Trust International Senior Research Fellow (Biomedical Research, India), 1999-2004.
- Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience Award, 2001
- Helen Hays Whitney Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 1992-1995.
- The Rockefeller-Oxford Student Exchange Program Recipient, 1988.
- Lucille P. Markey Charitable Trust Graduate Fellowship, 1986-1991.
- Visiting Students Research Program Recipient (TIFR), 1984.
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