Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding


Fellow, Elected 1992

Born in Shahabad Markanda, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India on 9th February 1958. Educated at D.A.V. Higher Secondary School, Shahabad Markanda, 1963-70; Government Higher Secondary School, Narnaul, 1970-71,1972-73; Government Higher Secondary School, Gurgaon, 1971-72; Government College, Narnaul 1973-74; Government College, Jind 1974-77; College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar 1977-87; M.Sc. 1980; Ph.D. 1987.

Chief Scientist (Director Grade Scientist) and Group Leader, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, 2010 to date

Professor (Biological Sciences), Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, New Delhi, 2014. Lecturer, Chhaju Ram Memorial Jat College, Hisar 1986; Scientist, 1987, Scientist B, 1987-92, Scientist C, 1992-97, Scientist EI, 1997-2002, Scientist EII, 2002-06, and Scientist F, 2006-10, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India. Post-Doc/Project Scientist 1994-96, International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos, Philippines.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding; Andhara Pradesh Akademi of Sciences, Hyderabad; Associate, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore.

Research Areas: Molecular Biology, Genetics, Evolution; [DNA markers - development & applications in Biodiversity, Wildlife conservation, Crop Improvement and Diagnostics; Comparative Genomics DNA Barcoding;Molecular basis of temperature-dependent sex determination]

Address: Chief Scientist (Director Grade Scientist), Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Uppal Road, Tarnaka, Hyderabad 500007, Telangana; House No. 2, Type-V, CCMB Staff Housing, HMT Nagar, Nacharam, Hyderabad500076, Telangana; [Tel: Off. (040) 27192635 (Direct), 27160222-40; Res. (040) 27176285; Fax: (040) 27160591, 27160311; Email:]