Being chosen as an American Society of Agronomy Fellow is the highest recognition awarded by the Society. Every year members nominate deserving colleagues based on their professional work and achievements. Hari B. Krishnan, adjunct professor in the Division of Plant Sciences and Research Molecular Biologist with the USDA-ARS, was recently elected as an ASA Fellow.
Research in Krishnan’s lab seeks to improve the overall protein content and quality of soybeans for human and animal consumption by increasing the amount of sulfur-containing amino acids, improving digestibility of soybean proteins, and eliminating allergens and anti-nutritional factors. His research also focuses on the enhancement of biological nitrogen fixation in soybeans.
“I am grateful to receive this recognition from the American Society of Agronomy. Recognition by my peers is a great honor. I would like to thank my lab members and collaborators for their significant contributions that enabled me to be elected as a Fellow of ASA,” Krishnan said.
Krishnan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Botany from Madras University, and a Master of Science in Botany from Annamalai University. He received his Ph.D. in Botany from Washington State University.
The American Society of Agronomy is an international scientific society that works towards sustaining global agronomy, according to their website. There are more than 8,000 members and more than 14,000 certified professionals affiliated with ASA. They collectively provide information about agronomy in relation to soils, crop production, environmental quality, ecosystem sustainability, bioremediation, waste management, recycling and wise land use.