Palli has received several prestigious awards at the University of Kentucky, including a University Research Professorship, Fulbright Award, the Thomas Poe Cooper Research Award, the Bobby Pass Excellence in Grantsmanship Award, the High Impact Research/Extension Award, the High Impact Paper Award, and the Wethington Award. Palli is also the recipient of the ESA Recognition Award in Insect Physiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology. He has organized and chaired several symposia at ESA Annual Meetings and at international conferences. Palli also served as President of the ESA's Physiology, Biochemistry, and Toxicology Section. He currently serves on the editorial boards of ten journals and served on grant review panels of the NSF, the USDA's National Research Initiative, and the National Institutes of Health. He also serves as the co-director of the Center for Arthropod Management Technologies, a recently established National Science Foundation Industry and University Cooperative Research Center. Palli is married to Usha Rekha and has two sons, Rohith and Roshan. His hobbies include gardening, travel, cooking, and sports.
DR. HARI C. SHARMA is a principal scientist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, Telangana, India. Dr. Sharma was born in Behra, Himachal Pradesh, India, on June 15, 1954. He attended Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, where he received his B.S. degree in 1974 and M.S. degree in 1976. He joined the Ph.D. program in entomology at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), and earned his Ph
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