Rakesh Mishra

Rakesh Kumar Mishra is an Indian scientist specializing in genomics and epigenetics.[3] Mishra retired as the 6th director of CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in Hyderabad, India,[4] on the April 30th, 2021. He is currently the Director of TIGS, Bengaluru and holds J. C. Bose Fellowship at CCMB.

Rakesh Mishra
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Indian Geneticist; Former Director, CSIR-CCMB; Director, TIGS, Bengaluru
Born (1961-04-14) 14 April 1961 (age 61) [1]
Alma materUniversity of Allahabad[2]
Spouse(s)Krishnaveni Mishra
ChildrenChetan Mishra, Sachin Mishra
Scientific career
FieldsGenome Organisation,
Chromatin Structure
InstitutionsCentre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad


He is an elected fellow of the Indian National Academy of Science, New Delhi,[5] the Indian Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences and the Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences.[2]

He is also a life member of Proteomics Society, India.[6] Dr. Mishra obtained his master's degree in chemistry[2] and Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry[2] from the University of Allahabad and was appointed Director CCMB by CSIR, assuming charge on 19 May 2016.[4] Dr. Mishra has also edited and contributed a chapter to the book, Chromosomes to Genome.[7]

Mishra had previously held post doctoral positions at the Molecular Biophysics Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, University of Bordeaux, France and University of Geneva, Switzerland prior to joining CSIR-CCMB in 2001.[2]

Research interestsEdit

Mishra investigates genome organisation focusing on evolutionarily conserved regions, structure of chromatin material and epigenetic regulation of genes during embryonic development stages.[4]

As a director of CCMBEdit

Mishra assumed charge of CCMB on 19 May 2016. Some of the hallmark initiatives that he started in CCMB include:


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b c d e Desk, News (21 May 2016). "Dr Rakesh Mishra appointed as the new Director of CCMB, Hyderabad". BioVoiceNews.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ a b c Somasekhar, M. "Rakesh Kumar Mishra appointed as CCMB director". @businessline.
  5. ^ Rao, Ch Sushil (28 October 2014). "CCMB research finds B12 deficiency leads to low birth weight". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  6. ^ "List of Proteomics Society (India) Members". Proteomics Society, India. Proteomics Society, India. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  7. ^ Mishra, Rakesh K. (30 December 2013). Chromosomes to Genome. ISBN 9789380026213.

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