Kseniya BAKHTADZE, USSR Geneticist and selectionist. Full member, Georgia Academy of Sciences, since 1955; full member, AIJUnion Academy, of Agriculture Science, since 1956, and Georgia Academy, of Agriculture Science, since 1957; Head, Seed-Growing Selection Department, All-Union Research Institute for Tea and Subtropica Crops, since 1938. Order of Red Banner of Labor; Badge of Honor; two medals; Stalin Prize, 1949.
Specializes in genetics and selection of subtropical crops. Deputy, USSR Supreme Soviet of 1954 convocation. 1922-1927 associate, Tbilisi Botanical Gardens.
1927-1938 Head, Tea Department, All-Union Research Institute for Tea and Subtropical Crops.