Dr. Murugasamy Sivasamy

Born in Village Onnipalayam in Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu on 5th May, 1964. Educated at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, B.Sc(Ag)., 1984, M.Sc(Ag)., 1987 and Ph.D, 1992.

Principal Scientist & Head, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Regional Station, Wellington, Tamil Nadu, 2014 to date.

Scientist-I, ICAR-NAARM, June-Nov, 1992, ICAR-IARI, New Delhi Nov-Feb 1993, ICAR, RS, Karnal Feb-May, 1993, ICAR-IARI, RS, Wellington, 1993-97, Scientist (SS), 1997-2001, Senior Scientist, 2001-08, Principal Scientist, 2009- 13, Principal Scientist & Acting Head, 2013-14.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Junior Research Fellow, Awarded ICAR Senior Research Fellow, Awarded R.V.Swaminathan gold medal for best Ph.D student, TNAU, Coimbatore, Awarded Fellow of Society for Advancement of Barley and Wheat Research, Karnal, Awarded Fellow of India Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, New Delhi, Borlaug Global Rust Initiative(BGRI) awarded ‘Gene Stewardship award’, Awarded Dr M V Rao Memorial Award-for outstanding contribution in the field of wheat breeding by Society for advancement of wheat and barley research, Karnal, Nanaji Deshmukh ICAR award for outstanding inter-disciplinary team research in agricultural and allied sciences, Given Plant breeding & Genetics award for outstanding performance in the training on molecular breeding and genetics, Cornell University USA.

Fellow: Society for Wheat & Barely Research (SWBAR), Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding (ISGPB)

Research Areas: Wheat improvement for yield and biotic stress resistance, particularly rust resistance

Address: Principal Scientist & Head, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute Regional Station, Wellington 643231, Tamil Nadu; 7/181-1, Ragavendralaya, Tharaemi, Jagathala Road, Aruvankadu (PO) 643202, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Off. (0423) 2234796; Cell: 9442350239, 6379334104; Fax: (0423) 2230463; Email: iariwheatsiva@rediffmail.com; iariwheatsiva@gmail.com]