Dr. Kshirod K. Jena
Fellow, Elected 2017

Born in Cuttack, Odisha, India on 3 February 1953. Educated at Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha; B.Sc., 1974; M.Sc., 1976; Ph.D, 1983.

Principal Scientist, Plant Breeder, International Rice Research Institute, Manila, Philippines 2014 to date.

Senior Scientific Assistant, Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Odisha, 1976-83; Robert S. Mc Namara Fellow, International Rice Research Institute, Manila, Philippines, 1983-85; Collaborative Research Scientist, International Rice Research Institute, manila, Philippines, 1985-89; Post-Doctoral Fellow & Visiting Faculty, University of Georgia, Athens, USA, 1989-92; Associate Professor, Osmania University, Hyderabad, 1992-95; Research Coordinator & Head, Barwale Foundation, Hyderabad, 1995-2001; Senior Scientist, Plant Breeder, IRRI-Korea Office, International Rice Research Institute, Manila, Philippines, 2001-09; Senior Scientist II, Plant Breeder, International Rice Research Institute, Manila, Philippines, 2010-13.

Awards/Honours: Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru Award, ICAR, 1984; Best Paper Presentation award by Dankook International Cooperation on Agriculture, Republic of Korea, 2009; Honorary Scientist and Advisor by Ministry of Agriculture, Republic of Korea, 2011; International Agricultural Research Award by Ministry of Agriculture, Republic of Korea, 2011; Service award by International Rice Research Institute, 2011; Agricultural Cooperation Award by Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Vietnam, 2012; Recognition Award by Indian Institute of Rice Research, 2015; Certificate of Appreciation By Ministry of Agriculture, Japan and IRRI, 2010; Recognized By IRRI as worldwide leader in field of Plant Breeding and Genetics, 2014.

Research Areas: Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology

Address: Principal Scientist, Plant Breeding Division, International Rice Research Institute, DAPO Box 777, 1226 Metro Manila, Philippines; [Tel: Off. +63(2) 580-5600, Res. +63(2) 580-5642 Extn. 2702; Fax: +63(2) 580-5669; Email: k.jena@irri.org]