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Former MSU student honored for research
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Shardendu Kumar Singh, a former Mississippi State University graduate student, was honored by the Association of Agricultural Scientists of Indian Origin as its 2008 Outstanding Graduate Student Award winner.
The association includes agricultural scientists, faculty, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students of Indian origin. The group provides development opportunities for new scientists and graduate students. Singh received his award at the association’s annual meeting in Houston in October.
Singh was recognized for his research on the impact environmental stressors, such as temperature and radiation, have on crops. He also developed screening techniques that can be used to identify the stress tolerance mechanism in certain crops.
“Dr. Singh is very deserving of this honor,” said Raja Reddy, a Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station researcher. “He is very dedicated to his research and maintains excellent academic credentials.”
Singh earned his doctorate in agronomy and plant physiology at MSU and is now a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Missouri.
Singh plans to focus his future research on ecological constraints for food production, use of bio-energy sources and environmental safety.
Writer: Karen Templeton
Contact: Dr. Raja Reddy, (662) 325-9463