Summary: Indian-American noted biologist and professor of biology at the University of Alabama in Huntsville who served as chairman of the university's department of biological sciences with a particular interest in the ecology of Populus and their mycorrhizal symbionts, where he listed his interests as "engineering tree biomass for bioenergy, functional genomics of plant-microbe interaction, plant molecular biology and biotechnology."
Cause of Death: Shot to death during a shooting rampage
Born: September 14, 1957
Died: February 12, 2010
Location: Huntsville, Alabama