Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding

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JOSHI DR A K

Fellow, Elected 1999


Born in Uttar Pradesh, India on 2 August, 1958. Educated at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (1974-83); B.Sc. (Ag) 1978; M.Sc.(Ag.) 1980; Ph.D. 1983.

Professor, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 2006 to date.

Lecturer, 1985-1990; Lecturer (Sr. Scale) 1990-1998; Reader, 1998-2006, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi; Principal Scientist, Global Wheat Program, CIMMYT south Asia, Nepal, 2009-2015.

Awards/Honours: DAAD Fellow, Germany, 2000; The Jeanie Borlaug Laube WIT Mentor Award 2014, Borlaug Global Rust Initiative, Cornell University, USA

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy (INSA); The National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI); Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; Society for Advancement for Wheat Research.

Research Areas: Wheat genetics and breeding

Address: Professor, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, U.P.; 31 Mahamanapuri, P.O. BHU, Varanasi 221005, U.P.; [Tel: Cell: 09415221526; Email: joshi_vns@yahoo.co.in; a.k.joshi@cgiar.org]