Jayaraman Gowrishankar
Born1956 (age 67–68)
Chennai, India
Nationality Indian
Alma materUniversity of Madras, University of Melbourne
AwardsPadma Shri (2013)
Scientific career
InstitutionsCentre for Cellular and Molecular Biology

Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali[1]

Jayaraman Gowrishankar (born 1956) is an Indian medical microbiologist. Gowrishankar received his M.B.B.S. degree from the Christian Medical College, Vellore. He holds Doctor of philosophy in bacterial genetics from the University of Melbourne.

He was a Scientist and Group Leader at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology in Hyderabad. In 2000, he was positioned as director for Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics.[2].He served as director of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali from 11 December 2019 till 2 March 2024.[3]

He was awarded in 1991, the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, the highest science award in India, in the Biological sciences category.[4] He was awarded in 2013, the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour, for his contribution towards the field of science.[5]

Civilian Honours

Research Awards

Research highlights


  1. ^ Gowrishankar is new IISER director, 'Hindustan Times'
  2. ^ The American Society for Microbiology honors Jayaraman Gowrishankar
  3. ^ "Executive Positions - IISER Mohali". www.iisermohali.ac.in. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  4. ^ "INSA". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Padma Awards Announced" (Press release). Ministry of Home Affairs. 25 January 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2013.