Dr. Ram Jag Singh
Foreign Fellow, Elected 2012

Born in Sirihara, Uttar Pradesh, India on 8 November 1945. Educated at Kalika Dham Inter College, Sewapuri, Varanasi, 1961; Udai Pratap Inter College, Varanasi, 1963; Government Agricultural College, Kanpur, 1966; Government Agricultural College, Kanpur, 1968; Colorado State University, USA, 1974. B.Sc. (Ag.) 1966; M.Sc. (Agri. Botany) 1968; Ph.D. (Genetics) 1974.

Agronomist-Soybean Cytogenetics, Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, U.S.A., 2003 to date.

Visiting Scientist, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany, 1974-76; Research Fellow, International Rice Research Institute, Las Baños, Philippines, 1977-80, Visiting Scientist, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.A., 1980-81, Research Scientist, Advanced Genetic Sciences, Inc., Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.A., 1981-82.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Senior Research Fellow, 1966-68; First Year University Fellow, University of California, Davis, California, U.S.A., 1970-71; The Marquis Who's Who in America 55th Edition, 2001; Academic Professional Award for Excellence: Innovative & Creativity, 2000; Academic Professional Award for Excellence, 2007; College of ACES Professional Staff Award for Excellence-Research, 2009; The Illinois Soybean Association's Excellence in Soybean Research Award, 2010.

Research Areas: Germplasm maintenance, Plant cytogenetics, Plant genome mapping, Genomics, Plant breeding, Biosystematics, Wide hybridization, Cell and tissue culture, Plant genetic transformation

Address: Agronomist - Soybean Cytogenetics, Department of Crop Sciences, National Soybean Research Center, University of Illinois, 1101 West Peabody Drive, Urbana, IL 61801, USA; 603 East Shurts Street, Urbana, IL 61801, USA; [Tel: Off. 217-333-8144; Res. 217-337-1483; Fax: 217-244-1707; Email: ramsingh@illinois.edu]