Dr. Ramesh Venkata Sonti
Fellow, Elected 2004

Born in Visakhapatnam on 24 May 1960. Educated at Visakhpatnam at Sarada Bala Vihara, 1965-70; St. Aloysius Anglo-Indian High School, 1971-76; A.V.N. College, Visakhapatnam, 1977-80; University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, 1980-83; PhD, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA, 1990.

Chief Scientist, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, 2010 to date.

Research Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA, 1990-93; Scientist C, 1993-98; Scientist EI, 1998-2002, Scientist EII, 2002-06, and Scientist F, 2006-10, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad.

Awards/Honours: National Bioscience Award for Career Development 2003-04; Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in Biological Sciences, 2004.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore; Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences, Hyderabad.

Research Areas: Plant-microbe interactions: microbial virulence functions, plant resistance responses

Address: Chief Scientist, Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Uppal Road, Hyderabad 500007, Telangana; CCMB Staff Quarters, Type V Apts., No.3, HMT Nagar, Nacharam, Hyderabad 500076, Telangana; [Tel: Off. (040) 27192577; Res. (040) 27150821; Fax: (040) 27160591, 27160311; Email: sonti@ccmb.res.in; rameshvsonti@gmail.com]