Key People

D Balasubramanian PhD

Distinguished Scientist and Director Emeritus, Prof Brien Holden Eye Research Centre Email:

Professor D Balasubramanian joined LVPEI’s Prof Brien Holden Eye Research Centre in 1998, after an illustrious scientific career, which included positions such as Director, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, and Professor and Dean, University of Hyderabad. He has received many awards from professional and institutional bodies. Notable among them are the Bhatnagar, Ranbaxy, Goyal and FICCI Prizes of India, the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Award for Basic Medical Sciences and the TWAS Award for Science Diplomacy, the Kalinga Prize for the popularization of science from UNESCO. He was honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Shri in 2002, and the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite from the President of France in 2002. He is an elected fellow of the Science Academies of India, TWAS Italy; the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina; and the African Academy of Sciences. Prof Balasubramanian’s research focuses on the biology of eye diseases. He has over 180 publications in national and international journals and has authored three books. In January 2016 he retired from the post of Research Director, Prof Brien Holden Eye Research Centre, and continues as a Distinguished Scientist there.