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Directorate General-Life Sciences, Defence Research and Development Organisation
Rajesh Arora is Director-Life Sciences (A&T), Directorate General - Life Sciences (DRDO). He has been actively associated with research and development of novel radiation and biological countermeasures, nutraceuticals, metabolic modifiers, anticancer, and antiviral drugs from natural products using conventional and modern biotechnological approaches. He has also steered numerous specialized training courses on defence-related programmes for the Indian Armed Forces, Elite and Special Forces, including NSG, Parliament Security and Special Protection Group. He was actively involved in Training of Trainers and Responders during the Common Wealth Games 2010. He was an expert member associated with the development of National Disaster Management Guidelines by the National Disaster Management Authority. Dr Arora has been a Visiting Scientist in EU, is a Marie Curie Fellow, a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London (admitted at Harvard University) and an alumnus of the US George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies. Dr Arora’s name is included in the Who’s Who of the World, USA, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, USA and International Biography, UK. He is a recipient of several prestigious fellowships and awards, including the DRDO Laboratory Scientist of the Year Award (2010) and DRDO Technology Group Awards (Awarded Twice). He sits on the Editorial Boards of several international journals and is a reviewer for over 60 peer-reviewed journals. Dr Arora has more than 150 peer reviewed International publications, 16 patents and 14 books to his credit.
Defence, Life Sciences, Nuclear Medicine, Allied Sciences