Dr. Natesan Senthil

Born in Poosappady, Chinnaselam, Tamil Nadu, India on 20 May 1969. Educated at Government Higher Secondary school, Rasipuram, 1984-86; Agricultural College and Research Institute (AC&RI), Madurai, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), 1986-90; Tamil Nadu Agricultural Univesity, Coimbatore, 1990-1999; B.Sc.(Ag) 1990; M.Sc.(Ag) 1993; Ph.D. 1999.

Professor (Biotechnology), Department of Plant Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics, Centre for Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, 2018 to date.

Assistant Professor, 1995-2004, Centre for Plant Breeding and Genetics, TNAU, Coimbatore; Associate Professor, 2004-2011 and Professor, 2011-2014, Centre for Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, TNAU, Coimbatore; Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai, TNAU, 2014-18; Project Director, Centre of Innovation, AC&RI, Madurai, TNAU, 2015-18.

Awards/Honours: Science and Technology Association (STA) Award, Japan 2000; National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS), Japan, Post-Doctoral Fellow 2003; NIAS, Japan, Post-Doctoral Fellow 2006; TATA-Cornell Fellow, 2009; Tamil Nadu Government Scientist award in Agriculture,2014; Editorial board, Journal of Korean Clinical Health Science, Korea,2015; Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Best Researcher Award, 2016; Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Niche area of excellence Award, 2018: Topic Editor, Frontiers in Genetics,2020.

Fellow: Indian Society of Plant Breeding and Genetics (FISPBG)

Research Areas: Molecular Breeding and Genomics

Address: Professor, Department of Plant Molecular Biology & Bioinformatics, CPMB&B, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu; 1/17-18, New Ananda Nagar, P.N. Pudur, Coimbatore 641041, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: (0422) 6611353; Cell: 9842232057; Email: senthil_natesan@tnau.ac.in; senthilnatesan1969@gmail.com]