Dr Rajeev K Varshney

Dr Rajeev K Varshney
Research Program Director - Genetic gains

Rajeev Varshney is Research Program Director for Genetic Gains, at ICRISAT, based in Hyderabad, India. He has a PhD in Agricultural Botany (Molecular Biology) from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, India. He joined ICRISAT in 2005 and in his dual appointment also served the CGIAR Generation Challenge Program (hosted by CIMMYT, Mexico) as its Theme Leader for 6 years. Before joining ICRISAT, Dr Varshney worked at IPK-Gatersleben, Germany for five years.

Rajeev is a recipient of the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Biological Sciences from the Government of India (2015) and is internationally recognized for his contributions to genome sequencing of pigeonpea, chickpea, peanut, pearl millet, sesame, mungbean and adzuki bean and the development of molecular breeding products in chickpea, pigeonpea and peanut. He is an elected fellow of many prestigious academies such as the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, India (NAAS), Indian National Science Academy (INSA), and National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI), among others.

Rajeev has published more than 325 high quality research papers/articles across a wide range of journals including Nature, Nature Biotech, Nature Genetics, Nature Communications, PNAS, Genome Biology, etc., having an h-index of 67 and more than 20,000 citations. He provides leadership to several organizations by serving as member/chair for several committees, editorial boards, funding organizations and advisory boards, etc.

My expertise: Applied genomics, molecular breeding, comparative and functional genomics and crop biotechnology

Publications in ICRISAT’s OARhttp://oar.icrisat.org/view/creators/Varshney=3AR_K=3A=3A.html

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?hl=en&user=Kdmxy8EAAAAJ (Citations =>20,744, H index=68)

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rajeev_Varshney3

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajeev_Kumar_Varshney


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