Dr. Samuel S. Gnanamanickam
Fellow, Elected 2005

Born in Kannanallur, Tamil Nadu, India on 18 July 1945. Educated at Board High School, Parappadi & St. John's College, Palayamkottai, 1959-63; Agricultural College & Research Institute, Coimbatore, 1964-69; University of Hawaii-Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 1972-76; B.Sc. 1967; M.Sc. 1969; Ph.D 1976.

Assistant Research Scientist, Taxas A&M University, Dallas, Texas, United States, 2009 to date.

British Council Exchange Young Scientist, 1979; NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, London, Ont, Canada, 1978-80; Visiting Scientist, IRRI, Philippines, 1987-89; Rockefeller Foundation's Biotechnology Career Fellow/Visiting Professor [3 month/yr] at University of Hawaii 1990-92, Kansas State University, 1995-97 and University of Wisconsin/Cornell U, 1997-2000; Lecturer, Reader and Professor (Plant Pathology), Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras, 1978-2006; Senior Scientist, Novozymes Biologicals, Salem, VA, United States, 2006-08.

Awards/Honours: Tamil Nadu Scientist Award [TANSA], 1999; Adjunct Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA since January 2004.

Fellow: National Academy of Biological Sciences

Research Areas: Plant pathology, rice biotechnology, biopesticides and turf breeding.

Address: Assistant Research Scientist, Turf Breeding & Molecular Genetic Group, Texas AgriLife Research & Extension Center, Texas A&M University, 17360 Coit Road, Dallas, TX 75252, USA; [Tel: Off. 972-231-5362; Fax: 972-952-9216; Email: s-gnanama@tamu.edu; samgnanam@gmail.com]