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Dr. Oommen V. Oommen

posted Jun 6, 2011, 11:45 PM by DCB Drisya   [ updated Feb 4, 2019, 2:12 AM by DCB Admin ]

Emeritus Professor, University of Kerala


Dr. Oommen V. Oommen has been spearheading and supporting our Centre from the day of its inception. He holds PhD and MSc from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He has more than 30 years of research and teaching experience in Endocrinology, Animal physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics etc., and has published more than 130 papers (including in Science). He leads a research link with MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas, USA on plant products in Cancer research. The International Symposia on Translational Research, which he organized, was inaugurated by the President of India. Prof. Oommen has very recently entered into research collaboration with Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB) Hyderabad. Scientists from Natural History Museum, London honored him by naming a caecilian amphibian species after him (Ureaotyphlus Oommeni). He has produced 20 PhDs. He likes to share the knowledge of Science to anyone including school children.