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Mississippi Academy of Sciences Names GRI Researcher Inaugural Fellow

July 13, 2021

K. Raja Reddy
The Mississippi Academy of Sciences has awarded the status of Fellow to K. Raja Reddy, a researcher with the Geosystems Research Institute and research professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at Mississippi State University.

Reddy, a William L. Giles Distinguished Professor, and a research scientist in the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, will be formally recognized on August 4, 2021, at the Mississippi Academy of Sciences annual meeting.

He has previously been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, the American Society of Agronomy and the Crop Science Society of America. He has received numerous awards including the ICAC Cotton Researcher of the Year in 2020 by the International Cotton Advisory Committee and received the Beltwide Cotton Physiology Award by the National Cotton Council of America.

Reddy is known internationally for his research on environmental plant physiology, remote sensing and agricultural systems modeling and applications.

The Mississippi Academy of Sciences is a forum for communication among scientists. The academy promotes science education for K-12 students and sponsors a summer student science symposium for undergraduate and graduate students.

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By Karen Brasher