Ramesh Venkata Sonti

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Ramesh Venkata Sonti
Born (1960-05-24) 24 May 1960 (age 56)
Andhra Pradesh, India
Residence Flag of India.svg India
Nationality Flag of India.svg Indian
Fields Biology
Institutions Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology
Alma mater University of Hyderabad
University of Utah
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ramesh Venkata Sonti is an Indian Plant Geneticist.[1] He did his M.Phil in Life sciences from University of Hyderabad. He holds Doctor of philosophy in bacterial genetics from the University of Utah, supplemented with Post Doctoral training in Plant genetics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[citation needed] He is positioned as a Senior Scientist at Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology in Hyderabad, India.[2] He was awarded in June 2004 the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, the highest science award in India, in the Biological sciences category.[3]

Prizes and honours[edit]

Research highlights[edit]

  • virulence mechanisms of the important bacterial leaf blight pathogen of the rice plant.
  • Introduction of bacterial leaf blight resistance characteristics into the background of commercially important but disease susceptible rice varieties.


  1. ^ "Fellows Elected-2009" (pdf). insaindia.org. Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  2. ^ Business Standard (2004-03-02). "DBT award for CCMB scientist". Business-standard.com. Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  3. ^ "Ramesh Sonti:City scientist gets Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar award". Reachouthyderabad.com. Retrieved 2012-08-21.