Dr. P.D. Kamala Jayanthi

Born in Gooty, Anantapur Dist., Andhra Pradesh on 16 July 1968. B.Sc. 1990, M.Sc. 1992 and Ph.D. 1997, Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad; Post Doc 2004, Kansas State University, USA; Post Doc 2011, Rothamsted International, UK; Post Doc 2017, Pennstate University, Pennsylvania, USA

ICAR National Fellow & Principal Scientist, Division of Entomology & Nematology, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore 2011 to date.

Scientist, 1998-2002; Scientist (SS), 2002-07; Senior Scientist 2007-11;

Awards/Honours: ISCA Young Scientist Award, 2000; DST BOYSCAST Fellowship”, 2004-2005; ICAR Lal Bahadur Shastri Young Scientist Award 2005; DBT Biotech Product & Process Development and Commercialization Award, 2014; Rothamsted Research International, UK Rothamsted International Postdoctoral Fellowship; ICAR Panjabrao Deshmukh Outstanding Woman Scientist Award, 2013; Fellow: Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences, 2016; Telangana Academy of Sciences, 2017; Royal Entomological Society, 2016; FFSB Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship (Research), 2017-18.

Research Areas: Insect-plant interaction, IPM

Address: ICAR National Fellow, Division of Entomology & Nematology, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hessaraghatta Lake PO, Bangalore 560089, Karnataka; #17, Basappa Layout, II Main, Sanjay Nagar, Bangalore 560094, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (080) 28466420 Ext: 306; Res. (080) 64564483; Cell: 9972366714; Fax: (080) 28466291; Email: jaiinsect@gmail.com; jaipdk@iihr.ernet.in]