Kallidaikurichi V. VenkatachalamPhD
Dr. K.V. "Venk" Venkatachalam received initial education B.S. (Botany) from St. John’s College and MS (Immunology), with first class and held highest rank from the MK University Campus, Madurai, India. After moving to the United States he received a B.S./M.S. degree in plant biology (1983, 1985) from Washington State University. He then took a researcher job for brief period in 1986 with Arthur Grossman, in the Carnegie Institute of Washington at Stanford University Campus, CA. He then moved to Texas in the fall of 1986 and was mentored by Professor Chauncey R. Benedict on Prenyltransferase enzymes and Polyisoprene synthesis. In 1991 he received his Ph.D. from the Department of Biochemistry, Texas A&M university, College Station, TX.