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Prof. Rama D. Narla has been an academic member of staff for the last twenty six years in the Department of plan Science and Crop Protection. Prof. Narla holds a PhD in Microbiology from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India and an MSc in Mycology and Plant Pathology from Barnaras Hindu University and BSc in Agriculture from Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University in India.

Since joining the University in 1989, Prof. Narla has actively engaged in research, student training and outreach in key areas of Plant Pathology, Virology and general crop protection.

Prof. Narla is currently teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students of Agriculture in subjects such as Plant Mycology, Plant Pathology, Diagnostics of Crop Diseases, Postharvest Pests and Diseases and Seed Pathology.

Besides teaching, Prof. Narla has been engaged in active research and is currently engaged in coordinating pesticide efficacy testing program at the department in liaison with the Pest Control Products Board of Kenya. Her research fields of interest include mycological and viral diseases of different crops with special interest in bean pathology. She has attracted funding from different international agencies to support her work. Prof. Narla has widely published over 38 papers in refereed journals.

Areas Of Specialization

Plant mycology and crop protection

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