Profile of Dr. P. Usha Rani

Usha Rani, Pathipati

Elected Fellow – 2008

Basic Sciences- Zoology/ Chemical Ecology

DB: 18-07-1955

Birth place

Vijayawada, Andhrapradesh, India


Osmania University, Hyderabad, A.P.(B.Sc.1975); Kakatiya University, Warangal, A.P.,(M.Sc.1977); Osmania University, Hyderabad, A.P.,( (Ph.D. 1983)

Positions held 

Scientist and Assistant Director, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad (1984 to date); Visiting Scientist, Forest and Forest Product Research Laboratory, Tsukuba, Japan (1999); Visiting Scientist (Hon), Insect Science Division, Horticulture and Food Research Institute, Auckland, New Zealand (1996-1999). Post Doctoral Researcher, Laboratory of Insect Behavior, National Institute of Sericulture and Entomological Sciences, Japan (1989-1990). Research Associate (CSIR), Regional Research Laboratory, Hyderabad, A.P (1983-1984), Post Doctoral Fellow (CSIR), Regional Research Laboratory, Hyderabad, A.P (1982-1983).

Research Area

Biotechnology– Entomology, Agricultural Biotechnology, Chemical Ecology, Plant Biotechnology Insect-Plant Interactions, Natural Products, and Alternate Methods of Pest control.

Awards and fellowships

Hiyoshi Environmental Award Hiyoshi Ecological Services co, Japan (2008): Editha Memorial Award (2008): Best Scientist Award, Uttar Pradesh Zoological Society, India 2008: Inclusion of the biographical profile in the silver Anniversary edition of Who is Who in the world professionals, Washington, D. C. (2007): Nominated by Governing Board of Editors of the American Biographical Institute, North Carolina, USA for the prestigious title Woman of the Year – 2004. Gaurav Samman Award, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (2004). Dr. (Mrs) Jagadiswari Rao Award, Applied Zoologists Research Association, India (2004): Member of the Task Force specially constituted by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India (2003): Indian Council of Agriculture Research, New Delhi;  Visiting Scientist Fellowship, Science and Technology Agency, Japan (1999); Indian National Science Academy, Visiting Fellowship, 1995. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to work in Japan, Bhagath Jawahar Trust fund, Calcutta, (1989): Travel Fellowship from International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya, (1988). Travel Fellowship from Commonwealth Institute of Entomology, London (1984). Best Educational film award, Govt of Andhra Pradesh for the Scientific Documentary film Insects – The Marvel of Nature (1986). CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowship (1983)


Biology and Biotechnology Division, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Taranaka, Hyderabad – 500 007 (AP). India.


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