Dr. (Ms) Lata

Born in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India on 11 June 1959. Educated at SDKP Inter College, Muzaffar Nagar, 1971-73; Methodist Girls College, Moradabad, 1974-75; Govt Raza College, Rampur, 1976-77; GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, 1977-1985; Ph.D. 1985.

Scientist, Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla, 1986-88; Scientist, 1988-91, Scientist Senior Scale,1991-98, Senior Scientist, 1998-2006; Principal Scientist, 2006-2021, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: ICAR-NATP Fellowship, University of Waterloo, Canada, 2003; IARI Best Teacher Award, 2004; Editor, Indian Journal of Microbiology, 1999-2011; Executive Council Member, Association of Microbiologists of India, 2010-2014; Member, Scientific Panel Food Safety Standards Authority of India, 2009-2016; Member, International e working group on mycotoxin contamination in cereals, 2012; Editor, Journal of Indian Society of Soil Science, 2011 - 2016. AMI Prof. G. S. Rangasamy Award for outstanding contributions in the area of Agricultural Microbiology in 2019. Member, Spl panel on Food Science, Hill Agriculture, Bio-fuels and Bio-resources of LSRB, DRDO, 2015 to date.

Fellow: Indian Academy of Microbiological Sciences, India

Research Areas: Agrowaste management, Biofuels, Bioremediation, Enzymes, Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria

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