Profile of Dr. Samuel S. Gnanamanickam

Gnanamanickam, Samuel, S. 

Elected Fellow Ė 2005

Agricultural Sciences & Forestry: Plant Pathology

DB: 18-07-1945

Birth place

Kannanallur, Tamil Nadu, India.


St. Johnís College, Palayamkottai (B.Sc.(Ag.), 1967); Agricultural College & Research Institute, Coimbatore (MSc. (Ag.), 1969); University of Hawaii-Honolulu, USA (Ph.D., 1976).

Positions held 

Adjunct Instructor (Microbiology) (Part time), Community Colleges, Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas (from Spring 2011); Assistant Research Scientist, Texas A&M University, Dallas, Texas, USA (2009-till date); Senior Scientist, Novozymes Biologicals, Inc. (2006-2008); British Council Exchange Young Scientist (1979); NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, Canada (1980-1982); Visiting Scientist, IRRI, Philippines (1987-1989); Rockefeller Foundationís Biotechnology Career Fellow/Visiting Professor (3month/Yr) at University of Hawaii (1990-1992), Kansas State University (1995-1997); University of Wisconsin/Cornell U (1997-2000); Professor (Plant Pathology), Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras (1978-2006).

Research Area

Plant Pathology, Rice Biotechnology, Biopesticides & Turf Breeding

Awards and fellowships

Tamil Nadu Scientist Award [TANSA] (1999); Adjunct Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ/USA since January (2004)

National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (2005).


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