Dr. B. Sesikeran, Former Director of the National Institute of Nutrition, Indian Council of Medical Research has been a nutritional pathologist of repute for over 30 years. He has an MBBS degree from Stanley Medical College, Chennai and an MD in Pathology from Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad. He nurtured an interest for Nutrition Sciences right in his student days. In fact, as a student he received the Nutrition Medal from the Department of Community Medicine at Stanley Medical College.
He has joined the National Institute of Nutrition in 1977 and has been serving as the Director of the Institute since 2006. He has to his credit over 50 publications in national international journals, 7 chapters in books and monographs, several technical reports, papers in proceedings of conferences and popular articles.