Kamal Shukla

In Honor of Dr. Kamal Shukla

Since the beginning of the MCB blog, this is the hardest blog post that we’ve ever had to write. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Kamal Shukla, Program Director and Cluster Leader for Molecular Biophysics in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB). This is a tremendous loss for all of us.

Dr. Shukla dedicated his whole life to the advancement of science. He worked in MCB for over 20 years. Dr. Shukla was an Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2000 and has received many awards, including the Director’s Distinguished Service Award from the National Science Foundation in 2010 and the Distinguished Service Award from the Biophysical Society in 2015.

As a scientist, he was ahead of his time… he was a visionary leader. He was not afraid to speak up for what he thought was right. Dr. Shukla was a mentor and a friend. He was an example of integrity, dedication, commitment, loyalty, hard work, respect and leadership. The thought of not seeing him anymore is a painful one, but the legacy he left behind is greater than our sadness. Dr. Shukla was a great colleague and human being. He was a gift to all who knew him. We will always treasure the great memories we had with him. He will always be missed, but never forgotten.

“When someone you love becomes a MEMORY, the memory becomes a TREASURE.” – Author Unknown

Dr. Kamal Shukla Honored by the Biophysical Society

Biophysical Society

Photo Courtesy of the Biophysical Society.

Dr. Kamal Shukla, Program Director in the Molecular Biophysics Cluster in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, was recognized by the Biophysical Society as the 2015 recipient of their prestigious Distinguished Service Award. Recipients of the Distinguished Service Awards have made an exceptional contribution to the field of biophysics and in its advancement outside of research.  Dr. Shukla was recognized for “his tireless efforts in promoting research at the interface between the biological and physical sciences and exceptional leadership in uniting scientists from across many Directorates at the National Science Foundation.”

Dr. Shukla is an Elected Fellow (2000) of the AAAS and has received many awards from the NSF, including the Director’s Distinguished Service Award in 2010. Join us in congratulating Dr. Shukla as the Division celebrates this outstanding recognition.