Education:PhD: Biochemistry, Allahabad. Post Doctorate from IISc, Bangalore, India.
Fields of Specialization: Prof. Namita Surolia is a biochemist by training and her research interests focus on identifying novel targets for developing new molecules as antimalarials. She is the discoverer of two Plasmodium metabolic pathways and is one of the first to assign an essential role to the 'Plastid' of this parasite. Her discovery has also resulted in identifying a lead molecule which can be developed as antimalarials.
Awarded : Vasvik Industrial Research award for Women Scientists in 2002 for development of fatty acid biosynthetic pathway in human malaria parasite. The Indian Council of Medical Research awarded in 2000 Dr. M.O.T. Iyengar Memorial Award for
outstanding research in Molecular Basis of Drug Resistance in Malaria.
She is a member of two scientist academies of India. Now Professor JNCASR Jakkur,Bangalore 560 064, India .