Shahid Jameel

Chief Executive Officer at The Wellcome Trust / DBT India Alliance

Dr Shahid Jameel has been Chief Executive Officer of the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance since April 2013. He did his PhD in Biochemistry from Washington State University (USA) and his postdoctoral work in Molecular Virology from the University of Colorado Medical School (USA).

Prior to joining the India Alliance, Dr Jameel was Group Leader of Virology at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (New Delhi, India) for over 25 years, where his research focused on the hepatitis E virus and HIV. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers and served on various review and advisory committees of the Government of India and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Dr Jameel's research was funded through internal funds from ICGEB and extramural grants from the Government of India, an International Senior Research Fellowship of the Wellcome Trust (UK) and an International Research in Infectious Disease grant from the National Institutes of Health (USA). Dr Jameel received the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in Medical Sciences, which is India’s highest mid-career research award. He is also a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, the Indian Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences, India.