Professor Krishnaswamy VijayRaghavan FRS, is a chemical engineer turned biologist and serves as Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India on April 3, 2018. He has made immense effort in trying to take science to the masses. He helped India adopt face masks during the Covid-19 pandemic well before the world woke up to their use.
Born on 3rd February 1954, Prof. VijayRaghavan graduated with a Bachelor of Technology degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1975.He completed his doctoral work in 1983 in the field of Molecular Biology and holds a PhD from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. His fields of specialization are developmental biology, genetics and neurogenetics.