University of Houston’s Rathindra Bose Dies at 63

Xconomy Texas — 

We at Xconomy Texas have some sad news to share.

Rathindra Bose, the vice chancellor and vice president for research and technology at the University of Houston, died July 10 after a short illness. He was 63.

In an email to faculty and staff, U of H President and Chancellor Renu Khator praised Bose’s contributions to the university, according to an article in the student newspaper, the Cougar.  “Under his tenure, our research expenditures achieved record-breaking growth,” she wrote. “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.”

I first met Bose two years ago shortly after we started Xconomy’s Texas bureau.  Though he had only been at the university for two years, he was already an enthusiastic advocate for the university’s faculty, their research, and the innovative promise their work held.