Prestigious Indian National Science Academy (INSA) fellowship conferred on Rajeev K Varshney

Dr Varshney receiving the fellowship award from INSA
President Dr K Lal. Photo: ICRISAT

The Indian National Science Academy (INSA) conferred its elected fellowship on Dr Rajeev Varshney, Research Program Director – Grain Legumes, for his outstanding work in the area of legume genomics at its 69th anniversary meet in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India on 28 December. INSA was established in 1935 with the objective of promoting science in India and harnessing scientific knowledge for the cause of humanity and national welfare.

Accepting the fellowship from INSA President Dr Krishan Lal, Dr Varshney said, “This prestigious fellowship as well as other awards I have received have been possible only because of the excellent work we have been doing at ICRISAT in collaboration with our scientists and partner organizations. I am privileged to be working with ICRISAT and to have the support of my colleagues and partners.”

Dr Varshney has been instrumental in the genome sequencing of pigeonpea and chickpea, development of molecular markers and high density molecular maps in a number of legume species and the deployment of molecular markers for developing abiotic and biotic stress-tolerant genotypes of chickpea and groundnut.

Congratulating Dr Varshney, Director General Dr William D Dar said, “You are bringing honor not only to yourself but to ICRISAT as well. Congratulations!”

Team ICRISAT congratulates Rajeev!

Source: ICRISAT Happenings

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