- Ph.D. Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India, 2018
- M.Sc. Biotechnology, D.N.R College, Andhra University, India, 2008
- TIGS-Visiting scholar, University of California, San Diego, USA, 2018-2020
- Postdoctoral Research Associate, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, 2017-2018
- Utilization of molecular markers in molecular marker aided breeding programs and CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology in plants
- Areas of interest
- Development of biotic and abiotic stress resistance in Indica rice cultivars using genome editing technology
- Rambabu, R., Vijay kumar, S., Abhilash kumar, V., Aruna, J., Madhavi, K.R., Madhav, M.S., Ravindra babu, V and Srinivas Prasad, M., (2016). Marker assisted introgression of durable blast resistance gene Pi-1into popular Indica variety. International Journal of Current Research, Vol. 8, Issue, 05, pp.30270-30275, May 2016.
- Ratna Madhavi, K, Rambabu, R, Abhilash kumar, V, Vijay kumar, S, Aruna, J, Sundaram, R.M, Laha, G.S, Madhav, M.S Ravindra babu and Prasad M.S. Marker assisted introgression of blast (Pi2 and Pi54) genes into the genetic background of elite, bacterial blight indica rice variety, Improved Samba Mahasuri. Euphytica Journal (EUPH-D-15-00606) Published.
- S. Vijay kumar, R. Rambabu, J. Aruna, Ch. Yashaswini, V. Abhilash kumar, S. Srikanth, K.R. Ratna Madhavi, Y. Roseswar Rao, V. Prakasam, D. Krishna veni, V. Ravindra babu, L.V Subba Rao and M.S Prasad (2016). Progressive Research-An international Journal, Print ISSN: 0973-6417, Online ISSN: 2454-600, Volume 11 (Special-II): 789-792 (2016).
- Rambabu, R. Vijay kumar, S. Abhilash kumar, V. Madhavi, K. R. Aruna, J. Madhav.M. S. Ravindrababu, V and Srinivas Prasad, M (2016). Introgression of Broad-spectrum blast resistance gene Pi2 into Mega variety Swarna through MABB. International Journal of Scientific Research, Volume: 5, Issue: 8, August 2016.
- Rambabu, R. Vijay kumar, S. Abhilash kumar, V. Madhavi, K. R. Aruna, J. Madhav.M. S. Ravindrababu, V and Srinivas Prasad, M. Enhancement of Leaf Blast Resistance in Rice Cultivar ‘Swarna’ by Marker Assisted Backcross Breeding. Volume: 6, Issue: 9, PP 9194-9198, August 2016.
- Abhilash Kumar V, C.H. Balachiranjeevi, S. Bhaskar Naik, R. Rambabu, G. Rekha, G. Harika, S.K Hajira, K. Pranathi, M. Anila, M. Kousik, S. Vijaykumar, A. Yugander, J. Aruna, T. Dilip Kumar, K. Vijay sudhaka Rao, A.S. Hari Prasad, M.S Madhav, G.S. Laha, S.M Balachandran, M.S Prasad, B.C Viraktamath, V. Ravindra babu and R.M Sundram (2016). Development of gene-pyramiding lines of the elite restorer line, RPHR-1005 possessing durable bacterial blight and Blast resistance. Frontiers plant science, August 09, 2016.
- Abhilash kumar, V., Balachiranjeevi C.H., Bhaskar Naik, S., Rambabu, R., Rekha, G., Pranathi, K., Hajira, S.K., Anila, M., Mahadevaswamy, H.K., Harika, G., Hariprasad, A.S., Madhav, M.S., Laha, G.S., Prasad, M.S., and Sundaram, R.M., Marker-assisted introgression of genes conferring resistance against bacterial blight & blast into RPHR-1005, The elite restorer line of the popular hybrid, DRRH-3. International Journal of Current Research. Vol 7, Issue, 11, pp.22222-22228.
- Abhilash Kumar V, Balachiranjeevi CH, Bhaskar Naik S, Rambabu R, Rekha G, Madhavi KR, Vijay S, Pranathi K, Harika G, Mahadeva swamy HK, Anila M, Hajira Sk, Yugander A, Hariprasad AS, Madhav MS, Laha GS, Balachandran SM, Sundaram RM and Prasad MS. “Marker-assisted introgression of bacterial blight and blast resistance genes into RPHR 1005, restorer line of the popular rice hybrid, DRRH-3”.2015, Journal of Plant Biochemistry & Biotechnology, DOI 10.1007/s13562-016-0352-z.
- Abhilash Kumar V, Balachiranjeevi CH, Bhaskar Naik S, Rekha G, Rambabu R, Harika G, Pranathi K, Hajira Sk, Anila M, Kousik M, Kale R, Dilip Kumar T, Prasad MS, Hariprasad AS, Padma Kumari AP, Laha GS, Balachandran SM, Madhav MS, Senguttuvel P, Kemparaju KB, Fiyaz AR, Bentur JS, Viraktamath BC, Ravindra babu and Sundaram RM. “Marker-assisted pyramiding of bacterial blight and gall midge resistance genes into RPHR-1005, the restorer line of the popular rice hybrid DRRH-3. Molecular breeding. July 2017.
- M. Srinivas Prasad, K. Ratna Madhavi, R. Rambabu, J. Aruna, S. Vijay Kumar, GS. Laha, M. Seshu Madhav and V. Ravindra Babu. Introgression of blast resistance genes into elite cultivars and their performance in multi-environment test. Indian Phytopathology. 69 (4s): 718-720 (2016).
- Abhilash Kumar V, Balachiranjeevi CH, Bhaskar Naik S, Rambabu R, Rekha G, Vijay S, Pranathi K, Harika G, Aruna J, Hajira Sk, Mahadevaswamy HK, Anila M, Yugander A, Hariprasad AS, Madhav MS, Laha GS, Balachandran SM, Prasad MS and Sundaram RM. “Marker-assisted improvement of the elite restorer line of rice, RPHR-1005 for resistance against Bacterial blight and Blast”. 2016, Journal of Genetics.
- B. Bhaskhar, S. Vijay Kumar, J. Aruna, R. Rambabu, KR. Madahavi, Jahaar Singh, V. Prakasam, D. Ladha Lakshmi, R. Sarada Jayalakshmi Devi, C.P.D Rajan and M.S Prasad. “Injection Method: A Novel Inoculation Technique for Evaluation of Neck Blast Resistance in Rice Genotypes”. ICAR-IIRR Newsletter Volume 15 Number 1.2017.
- G. Rekha,V. Abhilash Kumar,B. C. Viraktamath,K. Pranathi,M. B. V. N. Kousik,B. Laxmi Prasanna,C. Backiyalakshmi,Pragya Sinha,R. K. Ravindra,S. Bhaskar,S. K. Hajira,C. H. Balachiranjeevi,K. Swapnil,R. Rambabu,G. Harika,E. Punniakotti,M. Anila,H. K. Mahadev,T. Dilip Kumar,A. Yugander,K. Chaitra,M. Praveen,K. R. Madhavi,M. S. Prasad,G. S. Laha,C. N. Neeraja,S. M. Balachandran,P. Senguttuvel,R. A. Fiyaz,J. Badri,A. Giri,L. V. Subba Rao,V. RavindraBabu and R.M.Sundaram (2018). Improvement of blast resistance of the popular high-yielding, medium slender-grain type, bacterial blight resistant rice variety, Improved Samba Mahsuri by marker-assisted breeding. Journal of Plant Biochemistry & Biotechnology https://doi.org/10.1007/s13562-018-0455-9
- S. Vijay Kumar, R. Rambabu, B. Bhaskar, K. R. Madhavi, S. Srikanth, V. Prakasam, R. M. Sundaram, M. Sheshu Madhav, L. V. Subba Rao and M. Srinivas Prasad*
(2018). Introgression of durable blast resistance gene Pi-54 into indica rice cv. samba mahsuri, through Marker Assisted Backcross Breeding. Electronic Journal of Plant Breeding, 9 (2) : 705-715 (June 2018).
- S Vijay Kumar, M Srinivas Prasad, R Rambabu, B Bhaskar1, R M Sundaram, V Prakasam, D Ladhalakshmi, G S Laha and M Sheshu Madhav
(2019). Marker assisted introgression of broad-spectrum blast resistance gene Pi-2 into an elite rice cultivar, Samba Mahsuri. Indian Journal of Plant Protection Vol. 47 No. 3&4, 2019 (154-163).
- S. Vijay Kumar, M. Srinivas Prasad*, R. Rambabu, K.R. Madhavi, B. Bhaskar, V. Abhilash Kumar, R.M. Sundaram, A. Krishna Satya, M. Sheshu Madhav and V. Prakasam (2019). Marker-Assisted Introgression of Pi-1 Gene Conferring Resistance to Rice Blast Pathogen Pediculariid oryzae in the Background of Samba Mahsuri. Int.J. Curr.Microbiol. App.Sci (2019) 8(1): 2133-2146.
- Udaya Kumar Vandana, Jina Rajkumari, L. Paikhomba Singha, Lakkakula Satish, Hemasundar Alavilli, Pamidimarri D.V.N. Sudheer, Sushma Chauhan, Rambabu Ratnala, Vanisri Satturu, Pranab Behari Mazumder and Piyush Pandey,
(2021) The Endophytic Microbiome as a Hotspot of Synergistic Interactions, with Prospects of Plant Growth Promotion. MDPI Biology 2021, 10, 101. https://doi.org/10.3390/biology10020101.
- Vijayalakshmi Pujarula, Madhu Pusuluri, Srikanth Bollam, Roma Rani Das, Rambabu Ratnala, Gopikrishna Adapala, Vishnukiran Thuraga, Abhishek Rathore, Rakesh K. Srivastava*and Rajeev Gupta (2021). Genetic Variation for Nitrogen Use Efficiency Traits in Global Diversity Panel and Parents of Mapping Populations in Pearl Millet. Frontiers in plant science https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.625915.
- Tao Zhang, Michael Mudgett, Ratnala Rambabu, Bradley Abramson, Xinhua Dai, Todd P. Michael & Yunde Zhao (2021). Selective inheritance of target genes from only one parent of sexually reproduced F1 progeny in Arabidopsis. Nature Communications volume 12, Article number: 3854 (2021).