Dr. Sheshu Madhav Maganti

Born in Karimanagar, Telangana, India on 24 August, 1972. Educated at A.P, Agricultural University, Hyderabad, 1990-94; Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam, 1995-1997; IARI, New Delhi, 2001-2005; Post- Doctoral Fellow at Dr. G.L. Wang’s Lab, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, 2007-2009. B.Sc. 1994; M.Sc. 1997; Ph.D. 2005; Post-Doctoral Fellow 2009.

Director, ICAR-Central Tobacco Research Institute (ICAR-National Insititute for Resaerch on Commercial Agriculture; NIRCA), Rajahmundry.

Scientist 1999-2001, CTRI, Rajahmundry; Scientist 2001-2005, NRCPB, IARI, New Delhi; Scientist (Sr. Scale) 2005-06, CTRI, Rajahmundry; Senior Scientist 2007-2014, DRR, Hyderabad; Principal Scientist 2014-2022, IIRR, Hyderabad; Director 2022 November,CTRI (ICAR- NIRCA), Rajahmundry.

Awards/Honours: Jawaharlal Nehru Award, 2006; Best International research scholar award, Ohio state University (OSU), 2009; Lal Bahadur Shastri Young Scientist Award, 2012; Best Young scientist, Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy, 2013; CSIR best S&T innovation for rural development Award, 2013; Distinguished Scientist Award, Astha foundation, 2014; SVS Shastry Best Scientist award, 2015; Best Senior scientist, ABAP, 2016; Distinguished Scientist, S& T SIRI 2016; Rythu Nestham recognition Award for the best scientist category, 2020.

Fellow: Association of Biotechnology and pharmacy, 2007; Rice Association (FRA), 2019; Telangana Science Academy (TAS), 2019; Royal Society of Biology (FRSB), London, UK, 2020.

Research Areas: Plant Molecular Biology, Host-Pathogen Interactions, and use of Molecular genetics tools in breeding of Rice and Tobacco

Address: Director, ICAR-Central Tobacco Research Institute, Bhaskar Nagar, Rajahmundry 533105, A.P.; F-1 Type VI, CTRI Quarters, Haripuram, Rajahmundry 533205, A.P.; [Tel: Off. 8832448995; Cell: 95812239979; Email: sheshu24@gmail.com; directorctri@gmail.com]

Associate 2013