Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding


Fellow, Elected 2011

Born in Dharwad, India, on 15 April 1956. Educated in St. Josheph's High School, Dharwad, 1972; B.Sc. (Agri) 1978; M.Sc. (Agri.)1980; and Ph.D in 1985, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore; Post Doctorate, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India 1991-1992; International Rice Research Institute, Philippines; 1993-95; Project Scientist, IRRI, 2005-06; Visiting Fellow International Rice Research Institute 1997 - 2000 .
Professor & Head, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore, to date. Lead, Marker Assited Selection Laboratory. Crop Co-ordinator (Rice), University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore, 2007 to date.

Awards/Honours: IRRI Young Scientist Award, 1989-90; ICAR Young Women Agriculture Scientist, 1997; Dr. C.V. Raman Research Award, 1999; UAS Best Alumni Award 2007; Hari Om Ashram Trust ICAR Award ISGPB Fellow Directory 2009-2010; Rao Bahadur Dr. B. Vishwanath, IARI Award, 2013; UAS Bangalore Merit Award for External Research Grants 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008-2009, 2010 and 2011; Member, Editorial Committee, ORYZA; Member Asian Rice Biotechnology Network 1994-2009; DBT Nominee for INDAM Seeds, Member, Research Advisory Committee of Central Rice Research Institute 2011-2014; Member, Research Advisory Committee of Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore 2014 to till date; Member, Research Review Committee Karnataka State Sericulture Research and Development Institute, Bangalore from 2012 to till date;
Associate Editor, International Journal of Plant Genomics, USA 2006; Councillor (Southern Zone), ISGPB, 2007, Chairperson, Women Safety Cell, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore 2007-2012.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding

Research Areas: Rice breeding and genetics for abiotic and biotic stress, marker assisted selection and application of DNA markers in rice; rice molecular breeding. Varietal development for water limited situations,
drought, disease and nutriotion. Rice varieties developed for aerobic, drought and grain nutrients and blast resistance. Farmer participatory bre eding and s e l e c t ion in r i c e and F inge r mi l l et s .

Address: Professor & Head, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, MAS Lab, Agriculture College, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK Campus, Bengaluru 560065, Karnataka; No. 16, I Cross,
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