Satish Kumar Sain, Ph.D. Plant Pathology. He has a keen interest in R&D and promotion activities with the aim to find out effective biocontrol agents for sustainable crop health management, and to popularize the use of biocontrol agents among researchers and farmers. His research work on biological control of insect-pests includes use of pathogenic microorganism, endophytes, PGPR, entomopathogens, botanicals, induced resistance, rhizosphere engineering for integrated management of plant pathogens and insect-pests. Presently, he is working as a Senior Scientist (Plant Pathology), ICAR-Central Institute for Cotton Research. He has served as Assistant Director-Plant Health Management (Horticulture) at National Institute of Plant Health Management, Hyderabad (2011-2015), Visiting Scientist & Project Coordinator at The World Vegetable Center-Regional Center for South Asia, ICRISAT Campus, Hyderabad (2006-2011), Plant Pathologist at Vibha Agrotech Ltd. Hyderabad (2005-2006) and research fellow at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi (2002-2005). He has over 18 years experience in research & development, promotion and capacity building activities in the area of plant protection, integrated pest management, biological control, ecological engineering, home gardening, screening for resistance etc. in vegetable and other crops. He is the Gold medalist in M.Sc. Plant Pathology and recipient of 12 meritorious awards, including best oral and poster papers, Award of appreciation from CDO & NARO, Uganda. As an agriculturist and especially plant pathologist by training, he is having memberships of 16 scientific societies / committees.
Dr. Satish Kumar Sain has contributed to agriculture in several areas including bacteriology, mycology, plant pathology, resistant screening, biological control, integrated pest management, ecological engineering discipline for identification and characterization of agriculturally important plant pathogenic and biological control microorganisms, epidemiology, molecular biology, screening of biological, botanical and chemicals against plant pathogenic and insect-pests, screening of germplasm/lines against pathogens, development of IPM modules. He has more than 200 publications, 50 presentations, 13 technologies etc. Handled more than 25 R&D projects. He has developed more than 15 training manual for 15 different training programs and conducted more than 120 International and National training programs. Submitted more than 30 agriculturally important microbial cultures to national culture collection centers and 20 gene sequences to NCBIGenBank.