Profile of Dr. Latha Rangan

Rangan, Latha

Elected Fellow – 2010

Agricultural Sciences & Forestry

DB: 13-01-1973

Birth place

Madras, Chengai Anna, Tamil Nadu, India


University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (B.Sc., 1993); (M.Sc., 1995); (Ph.D., 2001)

Positions held 

Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), Assam (2009 to date); Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, IITG (2004-2009); Research Associate, The Energy and Research Institute, New Delhi (2004); Academic Visitor, Norman Borlaug Institute for Plant Sciences Research, Leicester, UK (2001-2004), Research Associate, MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), Chennai (2001); Visiting Collaborator, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Manila, Philippines (2000-2001); Research Assistant, MSSRF, Chennai (1996-1997).

Research Area

Biotechnology– Plant Biotechnology: Molecular Systematics, Functional Genomics, Data mining, Biofuel.

Awards and fellowships

DBT Overseas Associateship, USA (2010); Visiting Scientist, University of Georgia, Athens (Oct-Dec 2010); Fellow of Society of Applied Biotechnology, India (2010); Associate Member, National Academy of Sciences (NASI) India (2010); Best Paper Award, Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Malaysia (2009); Certificate of Recognition as Genomics Pioneer from the Ocimum Biosolutions, Bangalore, (2008); Dr RB Ekbote Prize in Botany, Agarkar Research Foundation, MACS Pune (2007); IRRI PhD Thesis Award Fellowship, IRRI (1999).


Room No 202, O Block, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, North Guwahati, Assam 781 039.


C-25, IIT Guwahati, North Guwahati, Assam 781 039.
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