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Bose, VP of research and technology, dies


Bose was a vice chancellor and vice president of research and technology. He died Friday morning after battling a short illness. | Courtesy of UH

Vice chancellor and vice president for research and technology transfer Rathindra N. Bose died Friday morning after battling a short illness. He was 63.

“Under his tenure, our research expenditures achieved record-breaking growth,” President and Chancellor Renu Khator said in an email to faculty and staff.

“But those extraordinary numbers don’t fully reflect the personal commitment he brought to guiding our overall research initiatives while continuing his own innovative work developing a new class of anticancer drugs.”

Bose arrived at UH in 2011 and helped UH’s division of research grow to $140 million in research expenditures in 2014 from $92 million in 2011.

“Dr. Bose has provided transformational leadership to the University of Houston and the Division of Research in the four years that he was the vice president (and) vice chancellor for Research and Technology Transfer,” said Ramanan Krishnamoorti, acting vice president and vice chancellor for the division of research and technology, said in a UH news release. “We are eternally grateful to him for the same.”

Bose was also a biochemistry professor and was beginning clinical trials on a new drug he helped develop for a less toxic form of chemotherapy.

Bose’s wife, Anima, is an associate professor of engineering technology at UH.

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  • Professor Bose was an Expatriate Fellow of the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences. THe Academy deeply condoles his sad and sudden demise. -N. Choudhury, Vice President, BAS

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