1. Dr. Sanhita Sinharay selected as a Junior Editorial Board member for mBio. mBio is a leading American Society for Microbiology (ASM) journal. The Junior Editorial board membership is for a period of 2 years starting from Jan 2022. 

​ 2. Ananya Sharma (Graduate student, joined Aug 2021), wins prestigious Prime Minister's Research Fellowship (PMRF)  2021. 

3. Dr. Sanhita Sinharay awarded "R.I. Mazumdar Young Investigator" in Bioengineering (July 2021). This position is supported by an endowment from Dr. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson and Managing Director, Biocon Limited, Bangalore.

4. Molecular Imaging Research Lab inaugurated in September 2021.