Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 15: Shahzad A. Pandith, son of Raja Begum and Abdul Rashid Pandith, resident of Pattan, Baramulla, has been awarded the prestigious National Fellowship, Inspire Faculty Award by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.
Shahzad has been working as Senior Research Fellow (UGC), under the guidance of Dr. Surrinder K. Lattoo at CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Canal Road, Jammu.
His main focus has been to unravel the functional promiscuity of versatile polyketide synthases in relation to biosynthesis of flavonoids and anthraquinones.
These classes of compounds have various pharmacological and putative health benefits. He has number of research publications to his credit which have been published in peer reviewed high impact Journals like Plant Physiology, PlosOne etc.