Dr. Ranganathan Sridhar
Fellow, Elected 2000

Born in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, India on 11 June 1943. Educated at St. Joseph's Sec. High School, Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, India, 1953-59; Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India 1959-69; B.Sc. 1963; M.Sc. 1965; Ph.D. 1970. Post-doctoral Fellow, International Rice Research Institute, 1970-72.

Pool Officer, 1973-75, Scientist, S-1, 1975-76, Scientist, S-2, 1976-82, Scientist, S-3, 1982-85, Pl. Scientist, 1986-2003, and Head, Department of Plant Pathology, 2002-03, Central Rice Research Institute (ICAR), Cuttack, Odisha; Consultant/Visiting Professor and Head, Dept of Biotechnology, International Institute of Biotechnology and Toxicology, Padappai, Tamil Nadu, 2004-14..

Awards/Honours: Editor-in-Chief of ORYZA, 1986-89; Indian Phytopathological Society Dr. K.C. Mehta and Manoranjan Mitra Award, 2001; Assoc. Editor, Indian Phytopathology, 2001-2003.

Fellow: Indian Phytopathological Society.

Research Areas: Plant pathology, physiological and molecular aspects, pathogen diversity and disease resistance.

Address: Plot 54, Orchid, Padmavathi Street, Santosh Nagar Extension, Madanandapuram, Porur, Chennai 600125, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Res: (044) 43842065, Cell: 09841029224; Email: rangsridhar@yahoo.com]