Tata Institute of Fundamental Research



The Department is located in the picturesque Colaba campus of TIFR on the shores of the Arabian Sea in South Mumbai, India. Established as a pioneer Molecular Biology Unit in early 1960, the department has expanded to encompass various branches of modern biology. We have 14 faculty members and a vibrant student strength of over 70 consisting of postdoctoral fellows, PhD, Integrated PhD and Masters degree students.


Latest News

  • Our graduate student Pankaj Dubey is interviewed by Developmental Cell as part of this journal's "Meet the Author" series. Congratulations, Pankaj. Follow the link below to learn about how Pankaj realized that cells resist when you poke them, and also to know how Pankaj changed his ideas about hitting the sky !! http://www.cell.com/developmental-cell/meet-the-author/pankaj-dubey
  • Art in Science Competition@DBS Annual Talks. Students bring out the beauty in Science. Go HERE to see the winner !!
    • DBS faculty Shamik DasGupta receives the prestigious Human Frontiers Science Program Career Development Award. Congratulations, Shamik !!
  • Prof. Vidita Vaidya is awarded prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award for Medical Sciences.