Professor (Biotechnology)
Centre for Plant Breeding and Genetics
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Coimbatore- 641003
Office: 91-422-6611329
Mobile: 91-94435 50818  
Email: mahes@tnau.ac.in

Varieties released

MDU4 rice variety

Ph.D. (Plant Breeding and Genetics)

Professional Experience
Specialized in Plant Tissue Culture and Molecular Marker Technology
Involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching

Courses offered
Under Graduate Level
Systematic Botany and Crop Adaptation
Economic Botany
Methods of Plant Breeding
Agricultural Biotechnology
Commercial Plant Tissue Culture
Human Genetics
Introduction to Bioinformatics
Molecular Marker Technology

Post Graduate Level
Plant Micro-technique
Plant Cell and Tissue Culture
Basic and Molecular Genetics
Research Methodology
Biotechnological Tools in Plant Breeding
Introduction to Bioinformatics
Structural and Functional Genomics
Genetic Engineering in Crop Improvement
Advances in Crop Improvement Techniques
Bio-prospecting and Commercial Biotechnology

Students guided
M.Sc Plant Breeding and Genetics: 4
M.Sc Biotechnology: 6
Ph.D Plant Breeding and Genetics: 1
Ph.D students worked in the projects for their Ph.D research: 7

Special Skill
Applications of molecular marker technology in understanding plant genetics and diversity

Current Research Area
Understanding the complexity involved in host plant resistance with reference to brown planthooper and other complex traits in rice using molecular marker technology 

Collaborative Institute/Organization 
IRRI - Philippines; DRR - Hyderabad, CRRI – Cuttack; Cornell University - USA 

The Rockefeller Foundation’s Pre-doctoral Fellowship (1991-1994)
IRRI’s Post doctoral Fellowship (1995)
The Rockefeller Foundation’s Biotechnology Career Fellowship (1999-2003)

Research articles: National: 5   International:  15  Booklets:   2