Dr. Prem Lal Kashyap


Dr. Prem Lal Kashyap is a Scientist (Plant Pathology) at ICAR -Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research, Karnal. He obtained his M. Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India. He has been actively engaged in wheat pathology research. His major research interests include molecular biology of wheat pathogens, population biology, host-pathogen interactions and biological disease management. He joined wheat pathology programme in 2016 and contributed to the development of multiple disease resistance cultivars and genetics stocks, identification of new races of yellow rust of wheat in India, molecular diagnostics technologies for precise and rapid identification of fungal pathogens and sustainable diseases management practices besides capacity building of several stakeholders across India for linking science with society. His interactions and visits to different countries including, the USA, Mexico, Kenya, Bolivia and Bangladesh have helped in significant exchange of ideas and improved research outputs. He served Indian Phytopathological Society (IPS) as a zonal councilor and associated with several international peer reviewed journals in the capacity of associate editor and reviewer. Dr. Kashyap is a recipient of several awards including NAAS Young Scientist Award, Dr. Basant Ram Young Scientist Award, Prof. Abrar Mustafa Memorial Award, M. K. Patel Memorial Young Scientist Award and Prof. Mahatim Singh Memorial Award. He received Associateship of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (India) in 2019 for his outstanding contribution in the field of crop protection.