Madhugiri Nageswara-Rao, Ph.D. works in the areas of plant breeding; genomics; bioenergy; genetic engineering; population, and eco-evolutionary genetics. He is the author of peer-reviewed research articles, book chapters, popular articles, has guest-edited special issues for journals, edited books and newsletters. He was Adjunct Faculty at Polk State College, USA. His work has been broadcasted on Fox News, USA. He was invited by CBC-Radio, Canada, to speak on air. He has served in the ‘Executive Committee’ of GII. He was recognized as ‘Young Scientists’ by Bioclues, in ‘Member-in-spotlight’ of GII and featured in ASPB-News. The University of Florida’s International Programs appraised his contribution in ‘International Focus’. He has peer-reviewed manuscripts for prominent international journals and grant proposals for international institutions. Dr. Rao obtained his B.Sc., M.Sc. from Bangalore University and Ph.D. from FRI, India. He was featured as ‘Tomorrow’s Principal Investigators: Rising Young Investigators’ by Genome Technology, USA. He secured ‘Silver Award’ as a team member from American Museum of Natural History, USA. He was also selected for AAAS/Science Program for Excellence in Science. He has served on the editorial boards of six journals.