ARDMORE, Okla. — Noble Research Institute professor and principal investigator Kiran Mysore, Ph.D., has been selected for a Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship.
Mysore will travel to the University of Agricultural Science in Bangalore, India, to study how plants respond to multiple stresses, such as disease and drought, at one time.
Summers in India are similar to those in the Southern Great Plains, where heat, drought and disease are common problems for farmers and ranchers. Scientists in India are leading experts in their research to determine a plant’s ability to handle drought conditions.
At the Noble Research Institute, Mysore’s team works to find disease resistance genes in plants to help reduce crop plant losses. Diseases cause significant losses in food production.
Plants that grow with less water and greater disease resistance are vital to keep the agriculture sector productive.
“I’m honored for this opportunity as I get to return to my home university and work with their scientists. I’ve hosted visiting scientists from this university in my laboratory. Now, I get the opportunity to learn from them.”
- Kiran Mysore, Ph.D., professor
“We congratulate Kiran on this remarkable opportunity to expand his research expertise across the world. The Noble Research Institute’s plant science is designed to spur discovery that will benefit farmers and ranchers by developing stronger forage varieties.”
- Michael Udvardi, Ph.D., chief scientific officer