Shanthu Shantharam

BIOGRAPHY

Shanthu Shantharam is a Visiting Professor at the Seed Science Center and the Biosafety Institute for Genetically Modified Agricultural Products (BIGMAP), Iowa State University, Ames, and a graduate teaching faculty with the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology. A former biotechnology regulator with the United States Department of Agriculture, Dr Shantharam has served as consultant to UN-FAO, UNIDO, World Bank, and Asian Development Bank. He was responsible for initiating the development of India's biotech regulations in the early 1990s.