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Entomologist

Ramesh Chandra Saxena, Indian, Philippine entomologist. Achievements include increasing understanding of insect pests and rice cultivar interactions and insect biotypes; conceptualization of relevance of botanical pest control for pest management in developing countries; development of insect-resistant potato by genetic transformation; development of simple process for extraction of neem bitters.

Background

Saxena, Ramesh Chandra was born on November 24, 1939 in Pilibhit, India. Son of Brij Mohan Lal and Bittan Devi (Verma) Saxena. arrived in Kenya, 1991.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Agra (India) University, 1957. Master of Science in Zoology, Agra (India) University, 1959. Master of Science in Tropical Entomology, University Hawaii, 1966.

Doctor of Philosophy in Entomology, Delhi (India) University, 1974.

Career

Assistant professor zoology Meerut (India) College, 1959-1964. Grantee East West Center University Hawaii, Honolulu, 1964-1966. Research investigator Delhi University, 1966-1973, lecturer in zoology, 1973-1975.

Postdoctoral fellow in entomology International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños, The Philippines, 1975-1977. Research scientist, entomologist International Center Insect Physiology & Ecology and International Rice Research Institute, The Philippines, 1977-1986. Entomologist International Rice Research Institute, Los Banños, 1987-1991.

Senior principal research scientist International Center Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya, since 1991. Member review panel neem, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, 1991-1992. Member science and advisory panel United Nations Environmental Program, Nairobi, since 1993.

Member advisory panel Global Environmental Facility, United Nations Environmental Programme, United Nations Development Programme, World Bank, Nairobi, since 1994. Member advisory boards IPM Practitioner, Berkeley, California, since 1987. Active in building awareness on neem in Asia and Africa, 1995.

Achievements

  • Achievements include increasing understanding of insect pests and rice cultivar interactions and insect biotypes. Conceptualization of relevance of botanical pest control for pest management in developing countries. Development of insect-resistant potato by genetic transformation.

    Development of simple process for extraction of neem bitters.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Member Bostid review panel on neem: Neem--A Tree for Solving Global Problems, 1992.

Membership

Chairman, founder Neem Foundation, Bombay, since 1993. President scholars International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños, 1976-1977. Member Philippine Association of Entomologists (president 1987-1988), Entomological Society of America, Society for Advancement of Research in Philippines, African Association Insect Scientists.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: environmental issues, photography, tennis, non-fiction literature.

Connections

Married Sulakshna Upadhyaya, July 16, 1964. Children: Shafalika, Sankalp.

father:
Brij Mohan Lal Saxena

mother:
Bittan Devi (Verma) Saxena

spouse:
Sulakshna Upadhyaya

child:
Sankalp Saxena

child:
Shafalika Saxena