KIIT R&D Director Elected as Fellow of Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi


KIIT R & D Director Prof. Gopal Chandra Kundu has been elected as a fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) in 2023. Prof Kundu has contributed significantly to the understanding of tumor microenvironment heterogeneity and the molecular mechanism by which both tumor and stromal-derived osteopontin (OPN) regulates tumor growth and metastatic potential of breast and other cancers. Dr. Kundu has been prolific over the past two decades, publishing in leading cancer journals. He is recognized internationally as evidenced from his high citations.

Prof. Kundu is the recipient of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Biological Science in 2004 and the National Bioscience Award in 2003. Prof. Kundu has also received an international award in Oncology from Greece and an International Young Investigator Award from Mayo Clinic, USA. He is fellow of the Indian Academy of Science (IAS), Bangalore and fellow of the National Academy of Science, India (NASI).

Prof Kundu is the Associate editor of Molecular Cancer (Impact Factor 41.4) and many other journals. He published 117 papers in international journals including Cancer Research, Molecular Cancer, Oncogene, Nature Medicine, Science, JBC, PNAS (USA), etc. He is involved in accelerating multiple interdisciplinary research across various schools of KIIT DU including KSBT, SAS, SOT, KIMS and KIDS etc.

Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder of KIIT & KISS congratulated Prof. Kundu for his achievement and said it would inspire other researchers to do more.