Biographical Sketch: Krishan Arora, Ph.D.

Krishan Arora, Ph.D., is a program director in the Division for Research Capacity Building, where he administers the IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research (INBRE) component of the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program. He also manages a portfolio of Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grants.

Before joining NIGMS, Arora served as an NIH program director for 14 years, first in the Division of Research Infrastructure at the former National Center for Research Resources and later in the Division of Scientific Programs at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. Arora earned a B.Sc. in biology from Punjab University, an M.Sc. in biochemistry from Punjab Agricultural University and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Australian National University. He conducted postdoctoral research at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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