Objective : ïƒ˜To build a career with plant pathology and biological control based institutions and organizations. Educational Qualifications: ïƒ˜Ph.D., in Botany with specialization in Plant Pathology, Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai -600 025, Tamil Nadu, India 2002 ïƒ˜M.Sc., in Botany with First Division (66.1%), Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College (Affiliation of Madurai Kamarajar University), Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India, 1994 ïƒ˜B.Sc., in Botany with First Division (74.19%), Vivekananda College (Affiliation of Madurai Kamarajar University), Thiruvedakam, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India, 1992 ïƒ˜Higher Secondary School ( 10+2th ) in Mathematics stream with Second Division (49.5%) from Tamil Nadu State Board, Tamil Nadu, India 1989 ïƒ˜High School (10th ) in Science stream with First Division (65%) from Tamil Nadu State Board, Tamil Nadu, 1987 Extra Curricular Activities, Merits and Awards: ïƒ˜Recipient of Special merit award for outstanding teaching and research year 2008, University of Guyana, Berbice Campus, Guyana, South America ïƒ˜Recipient of Research Associate of Life Science Award in Department of Biotechnology (2002- 2003) Department of Biotechnology, India ïƒ˜Recipient of Award of Council of Science and Industrial Research (CSIR) for Senior Research Fellow (SRF) Life Science (1999-2002), India ïƒ˜Recipient of Award of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) for Senior Research Fellow (SRF) in Plant Science (1998-1999), India ïƒ˜Recipient of Best behaved student award, Vivekanada College, Thiruvedakam, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India (1989-1992) Professional Experience: ïƒ˜Currently working as Lecturer â€“II, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Guyana, Berbice Campus, Tain, Berbice, Guyana, South America. ïƒ˜Research Associate 2002-2005 "Interspecific Hybridization in Trichoderma by Protoplast Fusion for Lytic Enzymes Complex". Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Dr. Mathivanan, Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. ïƒ˜PhD research scholar 1998-2002 Development and Molecular Characterization of Fungicide Resistance in Phytopathogens; supervised by Prof. D. Lalithakumari, Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Tamil Nadu, India. ïƒ˜Molecular Techniques (PCR, RFLP, Sequencing and Blast Program) December 2008- January 2009. Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA. ïƒ˜Advance Molecular Techniques 2000. Centre for Plant Molecular Biology, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. ïƒ˜Isolation, Purification and Characterization of protein 1996. Byproducts Laboratory, Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. ïƒ˜Plant Horticulture and Molecular Techniques 1994 â€“ 1996. Horticulture Division, Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Membership of Professional Societies: ïƒ˜Member of CARISCIENCE (2010) ïƒ˜American Plant Pathology Society 2010) ïƒ˜Member of International Society of Plant Pathology (2009) ïƒ˜Panel member of Caribbean Food Crops Society (2009) ïƒ˜Life Member of Caribbean Food Crops Society (2008) ïƒ˜Life Member of International Society of Conservation of Natural Resources (ISCON) India (2005) ïƒ˜Member of American Society of Microbiologist, 2002-2006 ïƒ˜Member of Indian Phytopathological Society 1999. Computer Skills: ïƒ˜Basic Microsoft Word, ïƒ˜Microsoft Excel, ïƒ˜Microsoft Power Point. Research publication and Participations: Annexure-I ïƒ˜Symposia/Seminars/Conference/ workshop attended -39 ïƒ˜Abstract paper published in conference/seminar â€¢International -15 â€¢National -24 ïƒ˜Books Chapters - 2 ïƒ˜LaboratoryManuals - 5 ïƒ˜Research Papers â€¢Published -25 â€¢Accepted -1 Patent Filed : International -0 ïƒ˜National -3 Certificate course: ïƒ˜Certificate course in Photography ïƒ˜Certificate course in Advanced Level Photography ïƒ˜Certificate course in Deed Drafting and Legal Guidance Supervised and Co â€“supervised ïƒ˜Co supervised eight (8) B.Sc., Biology studentâ€™s final year projects between 2005-2008. ïƒ˜Supervised two (2) B.Sc., Biology studentsâ€™ final year projects between 2008-2009 ïƒ˜ Supervised six (6) B.Sc., Agriculture Science studentsâ€™ final year projects between 2005-2008 ïƒ˜ Supervised two (2) M.Sc., Botany studentsâ€™ dissertation between 1999-2000.