Avtar K. Handa

Organizing Committee member at Plant Biotechnology Conference 2020 - Avtar K. Handa
Avtar K. Handa
Purdue University ,USA


Dr. Mattoo graduated in Biochemistry and Microbiology at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India, receiving his Ph.D. in 1969, and became tenured Assistant Professor at the same university (1969-1978). He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Adelaide (Australia) 1975-1976, a visiting scientist at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (Maryland, USA) in 1976-1977, and DAAD Scholar (1979-1980) at the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), before returning to USDA’s Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (November 1980). He was hired as USDA’s Plant Physiologist (Plant Hormone Laboratory, 1984), is an ST Level (supergrade) scientist since 2002, and published 218 research articles.