Dr.G. Ilavazhagan, Director (Research), Hindustan University was formerly Outstanding Scientist & Director, Life Sciences in Defence Research & Development Organisation, Ministry Of Defence, Govt. of India, coordinating the activities of nine Laboratories of the Life Sciences Cluster and he was also the Member Secretary of the Life Sciences Research Board. Prior to thi,s he was the Director, Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences. Dr.Ilavazhagan has forty two years of experience in teaching, research, technical coordination and management.
Dr. Ilavazhagan has six Indian patents, two US and two EPO patents for the processes of isolation of bioactive principles from Neem. Dr. Ilavazhagan has more than 75 publications in referreed International Journals. He has more than 2000 citations and a h-Index of 28.
He is a recipient of several awards such as “Eighth Doctor YellapragadaSubbarow Memorial Lecture” by GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi in Jan 2009, “Sixth Annual VepacheduGopalkrishanRao Endowment Award” by Osmania University, Hyderabad in Sept, 2008, “Dr Anima Datta Memorial Oration Award” by Presidency College, Kolkata in Dec, 2008, JN Maitra Oration, National Science day Oration, Dr.J.Sengupta Award for best Cooperation and contribution towards pursuit of scientific activities and Rear Admiral Surgeon Commander Malhotra Prize during the Years 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995 and 1999.
Dr.Ilavazhagan is a Fellow of the Association of Biomedical Scientists and Life Member of Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine, Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India, Physiological Society of India and Academy of Neurosciences. He was General Secretary of Federation of Indian Physiological Societies and is currently member of the Executive Council of the Federation of Asian and Oceanian Societies. Dr.Ilavazhagan has also been the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Biomedicine from 2003-2006.