Trivedi School of Biosciences, Ashoka University, India
Shahid Jameel studied Chemistry at the Aligarh Muslim University and Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur, India and obtained a PhD in Biochemistry at Washington State University, USA. His postdoctoral work in Virology was at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, USA. In 1988 Dr. Jameel set up the Virology Group at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi, India and led it for 25 years, where his research focused on human viruses. He is a recipient of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, which is India’s highest science award, and is also an elected Fellow of all the science academies in India. In April 2013 Shahid Jameel was appointed as CEO of the DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance, a biomedical research charity based in India. In October 2020 he took over as Founding Director of the Trivedi School of Biosciences at Ashoka University, a leading liberal arts university, where he now continues as a Visiting Professor.