Dr. (Ms) Pagadala Damodaram Kamala Jayanthi
Fellow, Elected 2018

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 Postdoctoral Fellowship; ICAR Panjabrao Deshmukh Outstanding Woman Scientist Award, 2013; Edita David Memorial Award 2015-16; Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship (Research), 2017-18; 5th Dr K M Singh Memorial Award, 2018.

Fellow: Royal Entomological Society, 2016; Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences, 2016; Telangana Academy of Sciences, 2017; Association for Advancement of Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems, 2013; Society for Biocontrol Advancement, 2014.

Research Areas: Insect-plant interactions, Semiochemicals, IPM

Address: ICAR National Fellow & Principal Scientist, 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) 23086100; Cell: 9972366714; Fax: (080) 28466291; Email: jaiinsect@gmail.com; jaipdk@iihr.res.in]