Dr. Gurdev Singh Khush
Foreign Fellow, Elected 1991

Born in Rurkee, India on 22 August 1935. Educated at Khalsa High School Bundala 1945-51, Government Agricultural College (Now Punjab Agricultural University) Ludhiana 1951-55, University of California, Davis, California 1957-60. B.Sc. 1955; Ph.D. 1960.

Adjunct Professor, University of California, Davis, California 2002 to date

Research Assistant, 1957-60, and Assistant Geneticist, 1960-67, University of California, Davis, California; Plant Breeder, 1967-72, Head Department of Plant Breeding, 1972-86, and Head Division of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biochemistry, 1986-2002, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines.

Awards/Honours: Borlaug Award 1977, Japan Prize 1987, World Food Prize 1996, Rank Prize 1998, Wolf Prize 2000, Padma Shri Award 2000, TAAS Swaminathan Award 2006, Golden Sickle Award 2007, Mahathir Science Award 2009; Doctor of Science (h.c.) from fifteen universities including University of Cambridge, England and Ohio State University.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Sciences; National Academy of Sciences, India; Third World Academy of Sciences; US National Academy of Sciences; Royal Society; Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences; Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Research Areas: Genetics, plant breeding and biotechnology

Address: 39399 Blackhawk Place, Davis, CA 95616, USA; [Tel: Res. (+1-530) 750-2440; Fax: (+1-530) 750-2440; Email: gurdev@khush.org]

Foreign Secretary 1 Jan, 2001 to 31 Dec, 2003; Dr. B.P. Pal Memorial Award, 2007-2008; Dr. K. Ramiah Memorial Award, 1995-1996