April 1998 to date: Professor, Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA.
June 1997 - March 1998: Silviculture Manager, New Products Strategic Business Unit, Agrium Inc., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
June 1995 - May 1997: Senior Research Scientist, Agrium Inc., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
June 1994 – May 1995: Research Scientist, Cominco Fertilizers Ltd., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
July 1990 - May 1994: Research Scientist, Exxon/Esso Ag Biologicals, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
September 1988 - June 1990: Research Scientist, Microbial Inoculants, Allelix Crop Technologies, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
January 1987 - August 1988: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Botany, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
March 1982 - October 1986: Teaching/Research Assistant, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada.
July 1978 - February 1982: Assistant Professor, S. V. K. P. College, Markapur, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Technical Assistant for Pulse Improvement Program, International Crops Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, India.< > University Research Fellow and Council of Scientific Industrial Research Fellow, Department of Environmental Sciences, Andhra University, India.< > Invited Part Time Lecturer, Adult Education Centre, Andhra University, Waltair, India.
Honors, Awards & Fellowships
2008: Young small business entrepreneur of the year, Awarded by Mr. George W. Bush, President of USA
1997: Presidential Award from the Chief Executive Officer, Agrium Inc., Canada, for outstanding performance in research and development.
Goal-Based Incentive Award for excellent performance and goal achievement, Agrium Inc., Canada.< > Special Incentive Award for leading the Silviculture Program to a new product achievement, years ahead of Agrium anticipated schedule, Agrium Inc., Canada.1986: International Education Travel Award, Ottawa, Canada.
National Overseas Scholarship, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi. 1985: President Research Stipend, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada.
Panelist for granting agencies
2010 Panel member, 2009 Organic Agriculture Research & Extension Initiative Program (OREI), USDA, CSREES
2009 Panel member, 2008 Organic Agriculture Research & Extension Initiative Program (OREI), USDA, CSREES
2000-2003 Biologically Based Pest Management Program of the USDA’s National Research Initiative Competitive Grant Program (NRICGP).
1997 - 1998Industrial Research Assistant Program, National Research Council of Canada.
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Union Grants Commission (UGC), INDIA.
Manuscript Reviewer for Scientific Journals
2003-current: Phytopathology, Plant Disease, Soil Biology & Biochemistry, Plant & Soil, Can J of Microbiology, Biocontrol Science & Technology, Current Microbiology, Journal of Applied Microbiology, Field Crops Research etc.
2002: Biological Control, Plants and Soil, Can J of Microbiology
2001: Biological Control, Plants and Soil
2000: Biological Control, Plants and Soil
1999: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
1998: Canadian Journal of Microbiology and Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology.