Profile of Dr. R. Velazhahan

Velazhahan, R.

Elected Fellow 2008

Agricultural Sciences & Forestry: Plant Pathology

DB: 01-06-1963

Birth place

Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu, India

Education

Annamalai University, Annamalainagar- (B.Sc.(Ag.),1985); (M.Sc.(Ag.) Plant Pathology,1987); Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore- (Ph.D. 1995)

Positions held 

Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore, (2006 to till date); Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, TNAU, Coimbatore, (2002-2006); Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, TNAU, Coimbatore (1988-2002)

Research Area

Molecular Plant Pathology, Plant Biotechnology, Biological control, Mycotoxins

Awards and fellowships

Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, Biotechnology Overseas Associateship Award (2005-06); Professor Hira Lal Chakravarty Award, Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata (2003-04); Best Researcher Award, TNAU, (2004); The Rockefeller Foundation Rice Biotechnology Career Fellowship award (2000-2003); Ramasastrulu Munagala Prize, The Madras Agricultural Students Union, TNAU (2001-2002); V. C. Vellinigiri Gounder Medal, The Madras Agricultural Students Union, TNAU (2000-2001); M. Lakshminarayana Reddy shield and medal in Plant Pathology, The Madras Agricultural Students Union, TNAU (1998-99); The Rockefeller Foundation Rice Biotechnology Postdoctoral Fellowship Award (1995-97); Dr.G. Rangasamy Gold Medal, Annamalai University (1987)

Address

Department of Plant Pathology, Centre for Plant Protection Studies, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-641003, Tamil Nadu

Residence

18 Avani Street, Kumaran Apartments, Sivasakthi Colony, Vadavalli, Coimbatore-641041, Tamil Nadu
[O: 0422-6611226; F: 0422-6611437; R: 0422-2426987; M: 9894498695; velazhahan@hotmail.com]