Title: Biochemist, Molecular Biologist
Location: Chagrin Falls, Ohio, United States
Amiya Kumar Banerjee, Biochemist and Molecular Biologist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in virology and gene expression of viral genetic materials.
Dr. Banerjee is an award-winning scientist who demonstrated proficiency in the field over the course of more than four decades. He was set on his path after relocating to the United States in 1965. He had always been interested in science and found his way to the Department of Molecular Biology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Once there, Dr. Tom August illuminated the exciting work being done in the field of biology. Imbued with this newfound passion, Dr. Banerjee went on in his career to receive numerous accolades in recognition of his work. Prior to retiring, his most recent position was as chairman of the Research Institute of Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He also provided his skills and expertise in his areas of focus as a professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.
Following his early interest in science, Dr. Banerjee earned an MSc, PhD and DSc from Calcutta University. His earliest position in the US was as a post-doctoral fellow at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In 1969, he became a staff associate at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology. He worked at this venture over the course of the next two decades, eventually becoming a full member in 1980. In 1987, he joined the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and remained at this institution for the remainder of his career. In addition to these positions, Dr. Banerjee taught micro and molecular biology, biochemistry and molecular medicine at Case Western University. During his career, he was responsible for major contributions to the mechanism of gene expression of negative strand RNA viruses.
Dr. Banerjee’s continuous devotion to his field has resulted in a number of awards. These include being the recipient of the Phoebe Weinstein Award from the National Institutes of Health, the Professor S.C. Roy Commemoration Medal from Calcutta University, a Scientific Achievement Award from the Cleveland Clinic, a Scientific Achievement Award from Calcutta University Alumni Association and the Alumni Award of Applied Chemistry from Calcutta University. In his career, he maintained fellowships with the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Association of Microbiology.
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