Dr. (Ms) Damodaran Lalithakumari
Fellow, Elected 2000

Born in India on 11 May 1943. Educated at Madras Agricultural College and Research Institute, B.Sc. (Ag), 1964 and M.Sc. (Ag), 1969; D.Sc., Catholique University, Lovain la neuv-Belgium, 1974.

Director for Research and Development, Bio Soil Enhancers Inc. Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA, 2009 to date.

Visiting Scientist, Ministry of Science and Technology, Japan, 1985-86; Professor and Director, Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany, Chairperson, School of Life Sciences, University of Madras, Chennai; Professor, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Guyana, George Town, Guyana, South America, 2003-07; Visiting Research Scientist, Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, U.S.A. 2007-09; Vice Chairperson, Bureau of Standards-GMO Monitoring (Biosafety) in Guyana.

Awards/Honours: Hari Om Ashrum Trust Award, 1989; IPS Prof. Das Gupta Memorial Lecture Award, 1995; TNPCB Karmaveerar Kamarajar Award, 2000; Tamil Nadu Women Scientists Award, 2000, Tamil Chemmal Award.

Fellow: Indian Phytopathological Society.

Research Areas: Molecular plant pathology, microbiology, biotechnology, biofertilizers and bio-pesticides

Address: 106, Kensington Drive, MS 39402, USA; [Tel: Res. 601-488-6363; Email: dlalithakumari@yahoo.com]