Dr. Narinder Kr. MEHRA
Honorary Emeritus scientist of Indian council of Medical Research, and Former Dean and National chair of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He is the vice-president (international affairs) of the Indian National Science Academy and is the key person for the Science 20 (S20) engagement group during the G20 Presidency of India. He is an internationally acclaimed expert in the area of Transplant Immunology and Clinical Immunogenetics, and is vastly experienced in policy, education promotion and strategic planning for science.
Prof Mehra is a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Member Honoris Causa of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences and Hon. Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of UK. He has over 100 scientific awards and academic honors including the coveted S.S. Bhatnagar prize of the CSIR, Khwarizmi international award from the Iranian Research Organization on Science and Technology, Dr B.R. Ambedkar Prize of ICMR and Tata Innovation Fellowship of the DBT, Govt of India. The French President conferred on him the Chevalier of the National Order of Merit. He was a member of the international jury for the Else Kroner Fresenius International Award in Immunology and CIHR-IRF joint research projects. He has published over 480 research papers and regularly writes columns for the leading newspapers on COVID-19 and viral host immunity.