Inder Verma, CHR member
Inder Verma is the Irwin and Joan Jacobs Chair Professor in Exemplary Life Science, Professor and Director of the Laboratory of Genetics at The Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, and an American Cancer Society Professor of Molecular Biology. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of California, San Diego, and a Distinguished Adjunct Professor in the Biotechnology Research Group at the King Abdulaziz University (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia). Dr. Verma was educated at the Lucknow University in India, and received his PhD in Biochemistry from the Weizmann Institute of Science. His postdoctoral training was in the laboratory of Nobel laureate David Baltimore at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Verma was born in Sangrur, Punjab, India. He has received many honors and recognitions including an Outstanding Investigator Award from the NIH (1988), an elected member in the Third World Academy of Sciences (1995), the National Academy of Sciences, India (1997), the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) (1997), the US NAS Institute of Medicine (1999), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2000), the European Molecular Biology Organization (1998), and the American Philosophical Society (2006). Dr. Verma was elected as a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (2005). He was awarded the Vilcek Foundation Prize (2008), the ASGT Outstanding Achievement Award (2009), the Spector Prize (2010), and the Pasarow Award in Cancer Research (2010). Dr. Verma now serves as the Editor-in-chief of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States.