Dr. Rakesh Pandey
Fellow, Elected 2015

Born in village Jaisinghpur, Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India on 12 October 1960, Educated at Janta Inter College Belhari, Sultanpur 1974-1978, Lucknow University, Lucknow, 1978-80, Kanpur University, Kanpur, 1980-82, B.Sc., 1980, M.Sc. 1982, Ph.D. 1989.

Scientist, Senior Scientist, Principal Scientist & Head 1998-2018, CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow to date.

Awards/Honours: DAAD Fellow, Germany, 1991-93; Young Scientist Award, 1995; Senior DAAD Fellow, Germany, 1999; CSIR Technology Award 1999; Rajbhasha Hindi Award, 2000; Golden Peacock Eco-innovation Award 2007; Prof. V.P. Bhide Memorial Award, 2008; Outstanding Scientist Award, 2010; Dr. S.L. Mishra Medal 2011; Young Researcher Award, 2014; Prof. R.K. Srivastava Memorial Oration Award by Indian Science Congress Association 2015; Prof. H.S. Srivastava Memorial Award by PHSS Foundation 2015; Prof. J.F. Dastur Memorial Award-2017 by Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi, Prof. H. M. Shah Memorial Award-2017 by Nematological Society of India, New Delhi, Dr. Manmohan Attavar Gold Medal in Floriculture-2017 by The Horticultural Society of India, IARI New-Delhi 2017.

Visiting Scientist Fellow, University of Pittsburgh, USA, 2003-2005; Editor, Journal of Mycology and Plant Pathology 2002-2006, Indian Journal of Plant Pathology, 2001-2006, U.P. Biodiversity Board 2009-12, Medicinal Plants 2010-2014 and Indian Phytopathology, 2014; President (MEZ) Indian Phytopathological Society, 2013-14; DAAD Alumni, Faculty of Agriculture, Chiang Mai University, Thailand 2014; DAAD Alumni, Faculty of Agriculture, Syiah Kuala University, Banda Aceh and Faculty of Agriculture - HKBP Nommensen University, Medan, Indonesia 2015; DAAD Alumni, Kathmandu Forestry College, Nepal 2016; DAAD Alumni, George-August University, Gottingen, Germany-2017.

Fellow: Indian Phytopathological Society; Nematological Society of India; The Indian Botanical Society; Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology

Research Areas: Nematology, Agricultural Microbiology, Plant Pathology, Mycorrhizal Symbiosis, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Biogerontology & Neurobiology

Address: Principal Scientist & Head, Dept of Microbial Technology & Nematology, CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, P.O. CIMAP, Lucknow 226015, U.P.; 6/954, Vikas Nagar, Lucknow 226022, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0522) 2718530, 2718520; Res. (0522) 2739875, Cell: 9793993218, 9453023391; Fax: (0522) 2716141; Email: rakeshpandey66@hotmail.com; rakeshpandey66@gmail.com; r.pandey@cimap.res.in]