Prof. Hanu R. Pappu
Fellow, Elected 2016

Born in Vijayapuri, Telangana, India on 15 July 1961; Educated at Govt. Model School, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh 1972-76; Agricultural College, Bapatla 1978-82; Indian Agricultural Research Institute 1982-1984; University of Alberta, Edmonton 1985-1989; BSc (Ag) 1982; MSc (1984); PhD (1989).

Samuel H. Smith Distinguished Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Graduate Program in Molecular Plant Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA. 2002 to date.

Post-doctoral fellow, University of Florida 1990-1994; Assistant and Associate Professor, University of Georgia 1995-2001; Staff Biotechnologist, USDA-APHIS 2001-2001.

Awards/Honours: University of Georgia Faculty Excellence in Research Award (2014), Washington State University Faculty Excellence in Research Award (2014); WSU College of Agriculture Dean's Meritorious Service Award (2013), College of Agriculture Team Interdisciplinary Award (2013); Award of Excellence from the Western Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors (2010); Dr. BP Pal Distinguished Chair Award from the Indian National Science Academy (2013). OECD Fellow (2008 and 2013); US Fulbright Distinguished Chair (2016); US Fulbright Specialist (2011); US Fulbright Scholar (2009); Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society (2015); Government of Japan's International Visiting Professor Fellowship (2016); K.C. Mehta and Manoranjan Mitra Award, Indian Phytopathological Society (2012); Advisor of Merit Award by the Graduate and Professional Students Association, WSU (2005); Certificate of Recognition for Inventors from WSU President Lane Rawlins (2004); President Samuel H. Smith Distinguished Professorship (2002); Certificate of Appreciation by the USDA-APHIS (2002); Research and Education Award by the Georgia Peanut Commission (1999); Peanut Research and Education Award by the American Peanut Council (1998).

Fellow: American Phytopathological Society, USA

Research Areas: Plant Virology, Agricultural Biotechnology

Address: Samuel H. Smith Distinguished Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Graduate Program in Molecular Plant Sciences, 345 Johsnon Hall, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164, USA; [Tel: Phone +1 509 335 3752; Email: hrp@wsu.edu]