Prof. Gopal C. Kundu has obtained his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Bose Institute, Kolkata, India (1989). He did his post-doctoral work in the USA in the area of cardiovascular research, inflammatory diseases, and reproductive biology from 1989 to 1998. He joined as Scientist-D at National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS) in 1998 and then promoted to Scientist-E, -F and -G. His area of research at NCCS is tumor biology, cancer stem cells, tumor-stroma interaction, angiogenesis, cancer therapeutics biomarker development, and nanomedicine. He has received several awards including Fellows Award for Research Excellence from NIH, USA in 1997; National Bioscience Award from DBT, New Delhi in 2003; Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize from CSIR, New Delhi in 2004; International Award in Oncology from Greece in 2007; International Young Investigator Award from Mayo Clinic, USA in 2012, Platinum Jubilee Award, 99th Indian Science Congress, India in 2012 and 7th National Grassroots Innovation Award from Rashtrapati Bhavan, India in 2013. Prof Kundu has received NASI Platinum Jubilee Senior Scientist Fellowship in 2020. Prof. Kundu has been selected to receive the Shri R.J. Kinariwala Research Award for Lifetime Research Achievement in Cancer Research from Gujarat Cancer Research Institute (GCRI), India in 2020. The International Journal of Oncology, Greece has selected to publish his lifetime work as an Autobiography & Career Achievements as Editorial Academy Member of this journal in 2020.
He is a Fellow of National Academy of Sciences and Indian Academy of Sciences. He has published about 100 papers including Nature Medicine, Science, PNAS (USA), Cancer Research, J. of Invest. Dermatology, J. of Biol. Chem, Trends in Cell Biol., Oncogene, Nanomedicine (London), Molecular Cancer, Nanoscale, Carcinogenesis, EMBO Reports, BMC Cancer, etc, and one US patent and two Indian Patients (Provisional). He serves as Editorial Board Member of Current Molecular Medicine, Current Chemical Biology, Molecular Medicine Reports, American Journal of Cancer Research, and Associate Editor of Molecular Cancer and Journal of Cancer Metastasis and Treatment (JCMT). Prof. Kundu is serving as Adjunct Visiting Professor at Curtin University, Perth, Australia. Currently, Prof. Kundu also served as Dean, Acting Director, and Director (i/c) at National Centre for Cell Science, Pune from 2018-2019. Currently, Prof. Kundu is Director, R&D of KIIT Deemed to be University (KIIT DU), Institute of Eminence, Bhubaneswar. Prof. Kundu has taken additional charge as Professor of Biotechnology, School of Biotechnology (KIIT DU) and Professor of Medicine and Molecular Research, Kalinga Institute of Medical Science (KIMS), KIIT DU.