Dr. Madhusudan R Nandineni obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Nizam College, Hyderabad, and Master of Science degree in Biotechnology from the University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. After a brief stay at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore as Junior Research Fellow, he joined Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad to pursue his Ph.D. thesis work. His Doctoral thesis research at CCMB in the broad area of molecular genetics has led to the identification of at least five novel hitherto unknown genetic loci to be involved in water-stress tolerance in Escherichia coli. Subsequently he moved to the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at the Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA for postdoctoral research work. His research work was in the area of ribosome biogenesis and ribosomal RNA processing employing the baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) as model system.
He returned to India in August 2005 to join CDFD, Hyderabad as Staff Scientist and Group Leader. His current research interests include forensic DNA profiling, human population diversity studies and plant-fungal interactions studies.
He has been the recipient of Innovative Young Biotechnologists Award (IYBA-2006), Max Planck India Visiting Scientist Fellowship (2007-10) and BioAsia Innovation Award for Young Scientists (2007), Head, Max Planck Partner Group Programme Award (2011-16), Best Scientist Award from the Government of Telangana State (2018), etc.