Biology Professor Appointed to National Scientific Committee
By Hazel Scott/ASU
ASU’s Dr. Manoj K. Mishra, professor of biology and founding director of the University’s Cancer Biology Research and Training Program (CBRT), has been appointed to an esteemed national scientific committee.
Mishra was selected to serve a three-year term on the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Behavior and Social Science of Aging Review Committee (National Institute of Aging -- NIA-S)
The Committee serves in an advisory capacity to both the NIH and NIA Directors. The Committee’s primary responsibility is providing the technical review and evaluation of research, research training grant applications, and contract proposals concerned with research on aging in the basic biological, clinical, biomedical, social and behavioral sciences.
“These functions are of great value to medical and allied research in this country,” Mishra said. “This appointment is also a great recognition for research work performed here at ASU.”
The Committee will meet three times a year in Bethesda, Maryland.
Mishra came to ASU in 2009 and continuously supported students in cancer research. Since February 2011, he has also held an adjunct professor position in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Pathology within the Department of Pathology, School of Medicine at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
Mishra’s lab is currently supported by research and educational grants from the National Science Foundation. He is leading a five-institution consortium grant funded by the NIH which focuses on providing mentoring to 150 freshmen at ASU. In 2013, Dr. Mishra was recognized as one of the Top 25 Professors at an HBCU in the United States and has received awards for his research work at ASU. In 2015, Mishra received the STEM Faculty of the Year award at Alabama State University. Mishra has received the Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Award (2013, 2015 and 2016)
Mishra has written numerous publications and book chapters.