Clemson University, USA
Sruthi Narayanan earned her bachelor's degree in Agriculture from Kerala Agriculture University, India in 2007. She earned her master's degree in Agronomy in 2011 and Ph.D. in Agronomy in 2015 from Kansas State University. She joined Clemson University as an Assistant Professor of Crop Physiology in 2015. Dr. Narayanan is at the forefront of advancements in crop physiology with cutting-edge research on abiotic stress tolerance. Her novel lipidomic approach to characterizing plant heat tolerance is widely published and acclaimed. Her research program focuses on understanding the tolerance mechanisms of crop plants to abiotic stresses, with an emphasis on drought and heat stresses, at whole-field, whole-plant, cellular, and molecular levels
She is passionate about sustainable agriculture and has been working on improving resource use efficiencies, maximizing crop yields, and minimizing environmental risk.