Dr. Ramesh Venkata Sonti

Born in Visakhapatnam on 24 May 1960. Educated at Visakhpatnam at Sarada Bala Vihara, 1965-70; St. Aloysius Anglo-Indian High School, 1971-76; A.V.N. College, Visakhapatnam, 1977-80; University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, 1980-83; PhD, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA, 1990.

J.C. Bose Fellow, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad. 2020 to date.

Research Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA, 1990-93; Scientist C, 1993-98; Scientist EI, 1998-2002, Scientist EII, 2002-06, Scientist F, 2006-10 and Chief Scientist, 2010-17, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad; Director, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, Aruna Asaf Ali Road, New Delhi, 2017-20.

Awards/Honours: National Bioscience Award for Career Development 2003-04; Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in Biological Sciences, 2004.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore; Telangana Akademy of Sciences, Hyderabad.

Research Areas: Plant-microbe interactions: microbial virulence functions, plant resistance responses; marker assisted selection

Address: J.C. Bose Fellow, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Uppal Road, Hyderabad 500007, Telangana; Villa SM96, Saket Mithila, Hyderabad 500062, Telangana; [Tel: Off. (040) 27192577; Cell: 9441055295; Email: rameshvsonti@gmail.com; sonti@ccmb.res.in]