Dr. Priti Krishna | Distinguished Faculty

Professor & Dean 
(Dr.) Priti Krishna

Plant molecular biology with focus on plant hormone and stress biology

->PhD Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, University of Calgary, Canada (1990)
->MSc Microbiology (Major)/Biochemistry (Minor), G.B. Pant Univ. of Agric & Tech, India (1983)
->BSc Biology, Kanpur University, India (1979)

->Vincent Fairfax Foundation Chair in Sustainable Agriculture, Western Sydney University, Australia (2017)
->NSERC Faculty Award, Canada (1992)
->DAAD award, German Academic Exchange Service (Sept – Dec 1999)
->Plant Molecular Genetics Institute Award, of Minnesota, USA (1990)

->Protected Cropping Australia
->Microbiologists Society, India

Listed in the Stanford University’s list of the top 2% scientists in the world, Dr. Krishna has a strong background in diverse but complimentary disciplines such as Microbiology (MSc), Biochemistry (PhD & postdoctoral training), and Plant Molecular Biology and Sustainable Agriculture (30 yr academic career), and proven record of leadership in developing and executing pioneering research projects. She held NSERC Discovery, NSERC Strategic, NSERC Equipment, and OMAFRA Grants in Canada and was a participant in large-sized collaborative projects funded by Networks of Centres of Excellence, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, and Ontario Research Fund in Canada, and by Cotton Research & Development Corporation, and Future Food Systems-Cooperative Research Centre in Australia. Her FFS-CRC project on improving nutritional content of fruits was featured in a segment of Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) Landline program, June 19, 2022.  

An active reviewer of research proposals under various research programs of international funding agencies (NSERC, NSF, DOE, CIHR, A-ISRF etc.,) and of manuscripts submitted to high ranked journals such as the Plant Cell, TIPS, PNAS etc., she is currently serving as Section Editor-in-Chief for Agronomy (Farming Sustainability), Associate Editor for Frontiers in Agronomy (Plant-Soil Interactions), and as a Member of the editorial board for Scientific Reports (published by Nature Portfolio)  and International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Research.