Dr. M. S. Reddy is a Professor in the Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology at Auburn University, USA. He earned a Ph.D. in the Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University of Burnaby in British Columbia, Canada and completed his postdoctoral training in the Department of Botany at the University of Toronto in Canada. He worked as a Scientist, Senior Scientist and R & D Manager for several industries such as Exxon (Esso – Imperial Oil), Agrium, Cominco fertilizers in Canada for over 15 years and its current position since 1998.
Dr. Reddy has established a multi-disciplinary, nationally and internationally recognized, comprehensive research in the area of biological control of soil-borne diseases, IPM, biofertilizers & biofungicides (PGPR), induced systemic resistance, organic agriculture, development of safer environmentally-friendly agricultural products for sustainable agriculture with reduction of pesticide use and poverty alleviation around the world for over 30 years. He has authored and co-authored over 150 peer reviewed research papers in high impact journals and several book chapters, refereed research and extension articles, proceedings, bulletins, popular press reports, electronic media and others.
He has been successful in generating several millions of funding from federal, State, private and international agencies. His research efforts have been recognized widely and have been invited to several countries around the globe for presentations and research collaborations. He is a founder Chairman of Asian PGPR Society and organized conferences for sustainable agriculture in several countries. He has been Chair of workshops of the Scientific Programss and organizer for numerous symposia and workshops at International conferences. Dr. Reddy has trained several graduate, post-doctoral and visiting scientists. He is recipient of many prestigious awards from USA, Canada, and India. Currently, he is an entrepreneur and consultant for several national and international agencies.