Dr. Pushpalatha Ganesh, Professor & Head in the Department of Plant Biotechnology, M. S. Swaminathan School of Agriculture, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Paralakhemundi, Odisha, India. She possesses 13+ years of research and teaching experience in Agricultural Biotechnology and Crop Physiology at several national level organizations including DRR, Hyderabad and NRCPB, IARI, New Delhi, India.
She has received IASc-INSA-NASI Summer Research Fellowship for Teachers during 2018. She was an invited Visiting Faculty at Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. She has been felicitated with ‘Scientist Associate Award’ by Society for Scientific Development in Agriculture and Technology (SSDAT) at National Conference organised by ECOBASM – 2014 at Directorate of Rice Research, Hyderabad, India. She was also an Invited Young Scientist by IRRI-PHILIPPINES to present a part of the doctoral research work at 4th International Rice Congress (IRC2014) at Bangkok, Thailand.
She possess a sound knowledge of PCR-based allele mining, qRT PCR, scanning electron microscope (SEM), drought screening techniques, physiological/biochemical analysis and microarray techniques with demonstrated ability to use statistical analysis and well versed with different Bioinformatics techniques, molecular breeding techniques and statistical analysis tools. She possess the ability to work independently as well as in a team with strong interpersonal relationship and leadership skills.