Hari B. Krishnan

Portrait of Hari Krishnan


Research Molecular Biologist

Plant Genetics Research Unit, USDA-ARS

Adjunct Professor

Division of Plant Science & Technology

Research at a glance

Area(s) of Expertise

Research Summary

Research in Krishnan's lab is focused on genetic improvement of soybean seed composition and molecular genetics of legume-Rhizobium interaction.

Hari Krishnan is a Research Molecular Biologist in Plant Genetics Research Unit of the USDA-Agricultural Research Service at Columbia, Missouri. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Division of Plant Sciences at University of Missouri. Krishnan received a Ph.D. degree from Washington State University. He is internationally recognized for his significant contributions to the improvement of soybean protein quality and enhancement of biological nitrogen fixation. He has authored/co-authored 216 peer reviewed journal articles, 6 book chapters, 5 review articles and edited/co-edited two ASA monographs. He has numerous invitations to present his research at national and international conferences. He was elected as Fellow of Crop Science Society of America, Fellow of Agronomy Society of America and a Fellow of National Academy of Biological Sciences, India.

Educational background

  • Ph.D., Washington State University