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Nawin Mishra

Title: Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Genetics & Genomics
Department: Biological Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences


NAWIN C. MISHRA, PhD, is an Emeritus Professor of Molecular Genetics and Genomics in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Mishra was the member of Biology faculty 1973-2006 first as Associate Professor and later as  Full Professor and Distinguished Professor   He was also involved with Dept of  Microbiology at the USC medical school first as Ad-hoc  Chair of the dept during its formation year and later as adjunct faculty .

He received his B.Sc ( Hons) and M.Sc. from Science college , Patna University  and  his Ph. D from the McMaster University , Hamilton , Ont. Canada in 1967.  He was a merit scholar at the University of Patna and a Fellow of the Government of Ontario at the McMaster University.

He received his Postdoctoral training 1967-1973 with the late Nobel laureate Professor E. L. Tatum at the Rockefeller University in New York;   there he initiated the landmark gene transfer experiments in fungi With Professor Tatum   at the Rockefeller University (1967-1973). At the Rockefeller University he was the recipient of Fellowship for Medical Research of the Jane Coffin Child Fund of the Yale University.  

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