Prof. Manchikatla Venkat Rajam
FELLOW, ELECTED 2012
Born in Bornapalli, Telangana, India on 2 February 1955. Educated at Govt. High School, Huzurabad, 1970-72; Govt. Jr. College, Huzurabad, 1972-74; Arts and Science College, Warangal, B.Sc. 1974-77; Kakatiya University, Warangal, M.Sc. 1979, Ph.D. 1983.
Retd. Professor and UGC BSR Faculty Fellow, Department of Genetics, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, February 29, 2020 and August 31, 2022 respctively.
Post-doctoral Fellow (CSIR), Kakatiya University, Warangal 1983-84, and Yale University, USA, 1984-85; Pool Officer (CSIR), 1986-87, Kakatiya University, Warangal; Lecturer, 1987-91, Senior Lecturer, 1991-98, and Reader, 1998-2006, Professor, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, 2006-20.
Awards/Honours: National Scholarship for Study Abroad (Govt. of India), 1984-85; DBT National Associateship, 1994; Rockefeller Foundation Biotech Career Fellowship, 1998; Shiksha Rattan Puraskar by the India International Friendship Society, 2011.
Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; Telangana Academy of Sciences, India; Assoc. Biotechnol. Pharm. India; Plant Tiss. Cult. Biotechnol. Association of India; Indian Science Congress Association; Indian Soc. Cell Biol.; Indian Soc. Plant Biochem. Biotechnol.; Indian Bot. Soc.; Assoc. Microbiol. India.
Research Areas: Plant Biotechnology, RNA Silencing, Polyamine Physiology and Molecular Biology
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