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Honors and Awards:

  • T Ahmed Medal in Ophthalmology, University of Calcutta, 1957
  • Fulbright Scholar (to travel to USA), University of Calcutta, 1962-1963
  • University of Melbourne Scholar (as visiting Professor, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, University of Melbourne), 1977-1978
  • JCB Grant Senior Scientist Award, Canadian Association of Anatomists, 1990
  • Certificate of Merit, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 1990
  • Award of Excellence in Research, Faculty of Medicine, the University of Western Ontario, 1996
  • International Symposium in Tribute to P.K. Lala, Queen’s University (co-sponsored by CIHR), 2001
  • Honorary Doctor of Science (DSC, honoris causa) degree conferred by the University of Western Ontario , June 2013 for outstanding contributions to Medical Research and Education
  • Lawson impact Career Scientist Award of the Lawson Health Research Institute, London, Ontario for his “accomplishments as a global leader in the fields of placental biology and cancer biology, that built a unique bridge between these two disciplines and created a better understanding of the mechanisms that control embryo implantation, placental development and cancer metastasis”.

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Editorial Boards:

Member, Editorial Boards

  • Experimental Haematology, 1974-1977
  • Leukaemia Research, 1977-1986
  • American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 1983-1993
  • Early Pregnancy: Biology and Medicine, 1995-current
  • Placenta, 1996-2001
  • Biology of Reproduction, 2001-2004

Associate Editor

  • American Journal of Anatomy, 1987-1990

Guest Editor

  • Cancer and Metastasis Reviews, 1997


  • "Stem Cells of Renewing Cell Populations", Academic Press,1976
  • American Journal of Anatomy, special issue on "Immune System", 1984

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Membership in Grants Committees of National and International Agencies:

  • Consultant NIH study section on "Experimental Therapeutics", 1976-1979
  • Member, NIH Committee on "Immune Mechanisms in Fertility & Infertility", 1986
  • Member, NIH Committee on "The Mechanisms of Embryonic/Fetal-Maternal Tolerance", 1995
  • Member, NIH Committee on “Cooperative Program on Trophoblast-maternal Tissue Interactions, 2001
  • Member of Pathology & Morphology Committee, MRC Canada, 1985-1988, 1993-1996
  • Member of Immunology panel, NCI Canada, 1987-1990
  • Member: Medical Oncology Panel, and the Medical Research Advisory Board, Cancer Research Society Inc., 1987-1990
  • Member, Connaught Committee, 1990-1992
  • Member, CBCF Breast Cancer Panel, 2005-2007
  • Ad Hoc Member, CIHR Panels, 2003-2006

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External Reviewer for Research Granting Agencies:

MRC (CIHR, Canada); NSERC (Canada); FRSQ (Quebec); NIH (U.S.A.); NCI (Canada); Cancer Research Society (Montreal); Manitoba Health Research Council; BC Health Research Foundation; Physicians Services Inc. (Ontario); Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research; March of Dimes Foundation; Leukemia Society of America, Lalor Foundation, USA; US-Israel Science and technology Foundation, U.S. Army Medical Research, Swiss National Science Foundation, AIRC Italy, Cancer Research Campaign UK, Welcome Foundation UK, Sheffield Hospital Charitable Trust UK, Austrian Science Foundation , European Research Council, Fonds de a Reeherche Scientifique, Site Visitor for the NIH (USA) program review team etc.

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Organization of Scientific Meetings:

  • Co-organizer of the International Symposium (a tribute to C.P. Leblond) on "Stem Cells in Various Tissues", Montreal, Quebec, 1975.
  • Organizer and chair of workshops, International Conference on Reproductive Immunology, Banff, Alberta, 1981. 
  • Organizer and chair of many workshops and symposia for the Canadian Federation of Biological Societies meetings, 1981-1992. 
  • Organizer and chair, Lymphoid Tissue Sessions of Meetings of the American Association of Anatomists for many years, 1972-1987. 
  • Co-organizer, International Congress of Reproductive Immunology, Toronto, Ontario, 1986. 
  • Vice-president, X International Symposium on Morphology; Chair and lecturer in the Symposium on "Uteroplacental Homeostasis, Toronto, 1991.
  • Chair and Symposium Speaker, "Pregnancy Related Immune Mechanisms", XII Annual Meeting of the American Society of Immunology Reproduction, Charleston, SC, 1992.
  • Organizer and chair of workshop, Sixth Intl. Congress of Reproductive Immunology, Washington, D.C., 1995.
  • Organizer and chair of many symposia and workshops at the meetings of the Rochester Trophoblast Conference and the European Placenta Group (RTC/EPG) and later the International Federation of Placental Association (IFPA) meetings for many years, 1992-2002. He served on the organizing committee and as the chair of the abstract review committee, EFPA 2007 meeting held in Kingston, Ontario, and a workshop leader at the EFPA 2010 meeting held in Santiago, Chile.

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Invited Lectureships in Symposia and Distinguished Lectureships:

  • Too many to be listed.

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