Director, Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences (DIPAS), Delhi
Dr. Rajeev Varshney
Director, Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences (DIPAS)

Dr Rajeev Varshney, Sc ‘G’, has taken over as Director, Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences (DIPAS), Delhi, with effect from 1 September 2020. He was Associate Director and Head Technology Management Division, prior to assuming the charge of Director. Before moving to DIPAS, he served as Director, Technology Support & Management in the office of Secretary Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO.

Dr Varshney is a Postgraduate in Biochemistry from Aligarh Muslim University and PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has successfully contributed towards the Development of Mechanism-based Drugs for countering radiation injuries. He has been awarded DRDO Lab-level Technology Group Award and the Young Scientist Award (twice) for presenting his work at Japan and Italy.

Dr Varshney has contributed towards seamless transfer of 16 technologies developed at DIPAS through LAToT agreements with 50 industries for bulk production and induction of products with users. He played a pivotal role in establishing DIPAS as one of the leading Covid-19 testing laboratories in the country.

He has served as an Expert Member of DST and ICMR Project Advisory Committee for funding and is a Member of National Academy of Medical Sciences. He has published several papers in national and international journals of repute.

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