Dr. Chitturi joined RNAissance Ag as a Senior Research Entomologist in August 2022.
Dr. Chitturi’s passion for agriculture led her to pursue a B.S in Agricultural Sciences from Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University, India.
The early professional career opportunities and contributions with industry and ICRISAT, India enabled her to receive the prestigious “Ford Foundation International Fellowship” to pursue M.S in Entomology at the University of Georgia and the significant masters research findings awarded her the “USAID International Fellowship” to conduct doctoral research in the US and Southeast Asian regions at the University of Georgia.
As an entomologist, she brings diversified working experience from the academia, industry and international research institutes. Chitturi’s research expertise includes integrated pest management, biopesticides, insect plant interactions and insect resistance with multiple insect orders on economically important crops in the United States.