Elected Associate Fellow –2010
Basic Sciences- Biotechnology
Mannargudi, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, India (B.Sc., 1994-1998); Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India, (M.Sc.(Ag.), 1998-2000); University of Nottingham, UK, (Ph.D., 2001- 2004).
Research Scientist, Rice Transformation for Trait Validation, E.I. DuPont India Ltd, DuPont Ag-Biotech, Hyderabad, India (April 2008 –till date); Research Scientist MAHYCO SEEDS LTD, India, (2006-2008); Research Assistant for EURice project, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, (2002-2004).
Awards and fellowships
SHE Excellence Award for SAFETY, DuPont Knowledge Center, Hyderabad, Safe Lab Operations, Creating Awareness in Multidisciplinary Set Up (2010); Ishiwata Memorial Medal for Best M.Sc. Thesis in Master of Science, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India (2001); Thiru G. Vagheesan Pillai Memorial prize for securing First Rank in Entomology during under graduation. Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, India, (1998); Raja Sir Muthiah Chettiar Memorial Prize for securing First Rank Plant Pathology during under graduation. Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, India, (1998).
Research Scientist, DuPont Knowledge Center, ICICI Knowledge Park, Genome Valley, Thurkapally Village, Shameerpet (Mandal), RR District, Hyderabad - 500 078, Andhra Pradesh.
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