Dr. Hari Deo Upadhyaya
Fellow, Elected 2017

Born at Shiwala, district Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh on 12 August 1953. Educated at Rashtriya Vidyalaya Inter College, Khair, Aligarh, High School, 1968-70; Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, B. Sc. Hons., 1970-74; GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttar Pradesh 1974-76, M. Sc. Plant Breeding; 1976-1980, Ph. D. Plant Breeding.

Director/Head, Genebank and Principal Scientist, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, Telangana 2009 to date.

Post Doctoral Fellow, ICRISAT, Patancheru, 1980-1982; Pool Officer, G B Pant University of Ag. & Tech. Pantnagar, 1983; Asstt. Prof./Soybean Breeder, Dharwad, UAS Bangalore, 1983-1987; Associate Prof./Groundnut Breeder and Head Oilseeds, Raichur, UAS Dharwad, Raichur 1987-1990; Groundnut Breeder, UAS Dharwad, 1990-1991; Scientist, Groundnut Breeder, ICRISAT, 1991-1994; Senior Scientist, Groundnut Breeder, ICRISAT, 1994-2002; Principal Scientist, Genetic Resources, ICRISAT, 2002-2009; Assistant Director, Grain Legumes Program and Head Genebank, ICRISAT, 2011-2013; Director/Head, Genebank and Principal Scientist, ICRISAT, 2009 to date.

Awards/Honours: King Baudouin Award, as member of ICRISAT chickpea team, 2002; Member of American Association for Advancement of Science, 2003; Doreen Mashler Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005; Millennium ICRISAT Outstanding Scientist Award, 2003, 2005, 2009; CGIAR Science Award for Outstanding Partnership as Member of Genebank Community, 2006; Frank N Meyer Medal for Plant Genetic Resources by CSSA, 2013; Crop Science Research Award by CSSA, 2013; Plaque of Appreciation by Vietnam Academy of Agriculture Sciences, Hanoi, 2014; Outstanding Scientific contributions through NARC-ICRISAT Partnership by Nepal Agricultural Research Council, 2014; Dr Harbhajan Singh Memorial Award by the Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources for the biennium, 2013-2014; Recognized as a Genebank innovator by GCDT, 2013; ICRISAT Director General Gold Medal Award, 2014; Chair of the Crop Science Research Award Committee of CSSA, 2016.

Fellow: American Society of Agronomy, USA; Crop Science Society of America, USA; Honorary Fellow of Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources, India; Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, India.

Research Areas: Genetics and Plant Breeding, Plant Genetic Resources

Address: Head Genebank, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru 502324, Telangana; [Tel: Cell: 9866986262; Email: h.upadhyaya@cgiar.org]