Professor Baishnab C Tripathy studied Botany for his master’s degree. Subsequently, he joined PhD program in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and did his PhD on Primary Processes of Photosynthesis in 1981. Subsequently, he did his post-doctoral research on chlorophyll biosynthesis and membrane bioenergetics in Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio and University of Illinois, Urbana, USA from 1981-87. After returning to India, he joined Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi as Assistant Professor in 1987 and promoted to full professor in 2001. He has contributed a lot to Photosynthesis Research and has more than 100 research publications.