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Fulbright Program Selects Mysore for Research Fellowship

The Fulbright program aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and of other countries through an international educational exchange program.

Posted Mar. 11, 2019

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.

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Kiran Mysore, Ph.D., professor and principal investigatorKiran Mysore, Ph.D., professor and principal investigator, has been selected for a Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship.
Kiran Mysore, Ph.D., examines plants that are infected with a disease that is not common for the plant type. Kiran Mysore, Ph.D., examines plants that are infected with a disease that is not common for the plant type. This process helps his team build disease resistance in crops.
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“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

Noble Research Institute, LLC (www.noble.org) is an independent nonprofit agricultural research organization dedicated to delivering solutions to great agricultural challenges. Headquartered in Ardmore, Oklahoma, the Noble Research Institute conducts fundamental, translational and applied research; offers no-cost consultation and education to farmers, ranchers and land managers; operates seven research and demonstration farms; and educates students of all ages about science and agriculture. The Noble Research Institute was founded by Lloyd Noble, an Oklahoma oilman and philanthropist, in 1945 as The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation to advance agriculture and land stewardship.

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