Dr. Arun Kumar Joshi
Fellow, Elected 2016

Born in Uttar Pradesh, India on 2 August, 1958. Educated at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi; B.Sc. (Ag) 1978; M.Sc.(Ag.) 1980; Ph.D. 1983.

Professor, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 2006 to date; Country Representative CIMMYT-India & Principal Scientist, Global Wheat Program, CIMMYT, New Delhi, 2016 to date.

Lecturer, 1985-1990; Lecturer (Sr. Scale) 1990-1998; Reader, 1998-2006 - Genetics and Plant Breeding, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi; Principal Scientist, Global Wheat Program, CIMMYT south Asia, Nepal, 2009-2015.

Awards/Honours: The Jeanie Borlaug Laube WIT Mentor Award 2014, Borlaug Global Rust Initiative, Cornell University, USA

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy (INSA); The National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI); Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; Society for Advancement for Wheat Research; Society for Advancement of Wheat Research, IIWBR

Research Areas: Wheat genetics and breeding

Address: Country Representative CIMMYT-India & Principal Scientist, Global Wheat Program, CIMMYT, G-2, B-Block, NASC Complex, DPS Marg, New Delhi 110012; 31 Mahamanapuri, P.O. BHU, Varanasi 221005, U.P.; [Tel: Cell: 9415221526; Email: a.k.joshi@cgiar.org; joshi_vns@yahoo.co.in]