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Eminent biologist Chandrima Shaha became the first woman to get elected as President of Indian National Science Academy (INSA).
Chandrima Shaha will head INSA from 2020 to 2022 after taking over as president from incumbent Ajay K. Sood.
Chandrima Shaha was formerly Director of the National Institute of Immunology, Delhi.
Chandrima Shaha is currently a professor of Eminence at National Institute of Immunology (NII). She is the former Director of NII.
Chandrima Shaha was Vice President (International) of Indian National Science Academy (2016-2018).
Chandrima Shaha is elected fellow of the World Academy of Sciences. Before becoming biologist, she was a cricketer and also had worked commentator for All India Radio.
As a biologist, Chandrima Shaha key research focused on understanding cell death pathways.
INSA is the apex body of Indian scientists representing all branches of science and technology. It promotes science and its use in India.
INSA was originally established in 1935 and was then known as National Institute of Sciences of India until the present name was adopted in 1970.
INSA is headquartered in New Delhi. Union Government in 1945 had recognized it as the premier scientific society representing all branches of science in India.