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.

UGC BSR Faculty Fellow, Department of Genetics, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, 2020 to date.

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

Address: UGC BSR Faculty Fellow, Department of Genetics, University of Delhi South Campus, Benito Juarez Road, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi 110021; Flat No. 2E, Shivalika Apartments, Sector 9, Plot No. 16, Dwarka, New Delhi 110077; [Tel: Off. (011) 24112503, Ext. 7172; Res. (011) 25075497, Cell: 9818108515; Fax: (011) 24112761; Email: rajam.mv@gmail.com; venkat.rajam@south.du.ac.in]