Dr. S.L. Kothari
FELLOW, ELECTED 2008

Born in Bhilwara, Rajasthan, India on 25 July 1954. Educated at K.P. School, Udaipur 1969-71; University of Udaipur 1971-76; University of Rajasthan 1979-84; University of Illinois, USA 1983-84; University of Nottingham 1989-90. B.Sc. 1974; M.Sc. 1976; Ph.D. 1984; Rockefeller Foundation Biotechnology Career Fellowship, UK, 1991-96; Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship, UK, 1989-90; Fulbright Scholarship, USA 1983-84. Visiting Foreign Research Fellow at Tsukuba, Japan 2003-2004, Adjunct Professor of Biotechnology, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Presently, Distinguished Professor of Biotechnology and Vice-President Amity Science Technology & Innovation Foundation, Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur since 2014

Assistant Professor 1979-89, Associate Professor 1989-2001, Professor, 2001-14, and Head, Department of Botany, 2003, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur; Director, PG School of Life Sciences; Dean, Faculty of Science; and Director, Centre for Converging Technologies (CCT), University of Rajasthan, 2007-11.

Awards/Honours: ISCA Prof. Hiralal Chakravarty Award 1993; Vice-President, Society for Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Councillor and Foundation Fellow, International Society of Plant Morphologists. Prof. P Maheshwari memorial lecture award, Prof. F. Steward memorial lecture award

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; International Society of Plant Morphologists.

Research Areas: Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology, Biodiversity

Address: Pro Vice-Chancellor & Director, Biotechnology, Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur 303002, Rajasthan; 12-Kalyan Colony, Malviya Nagar, D-Block, Jaipur 302017, Rajasthan; [Tel: Tel: Off. (01426) 212147, Res. (0141) 2554338, Cell: 9829179692; Fax: (0141) 2703439; Email: slkothari28@gmail.com]