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Top Indian American scientist facing misconduct allegations

By: Keerthi Mohan

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, CA, has put prominent Indian American scientist Inder Verma on administrative leave following allegations of inappropriate conduct against him. The institute has hired The Rose Group, a San Diego-based employment law and consulting firm, to investigate allegations against 70-year-old Verma, considered a leading name in cancer and gene therapy. “Recently, the institute became aware of allegations concerning Inder Verma,” Dan Lewis, chairman of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies said in a statement quoted by PTI. “Consistent with Salk’s policies governing workplace conduct, the institute has undertaken a formal investigation that is…

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