Alcorn Professor appointed to serve on Science Advisory Board

One of Alcorn State University’s professors continues to represent the University on a high level.

Dr. Girish K. S. Panicker, associate professor and director of the Center for Conservation Research at Alcorn, was appointed as a member of the Science Advisory Board in Washington, D. C. Panicker will be representing most of the southeast region of the United States in organic research and productions. The organization will be involved in advising policy makers, scientists, and administrators.

The Science Advisory Board is a community of science and medical experts. It connects a global network of research, development and manufacturing professionals to collaborate on shaping the future of scientific technology. Members share their knowledge and experience with the community, advise and consult leading life science companies, and earn rewards for their engagement.

Panicker humbly accepted the honor. He said the recognition that Alcorn is receiving is well deserved.

“This is a great honor for me and great recognition for Alcorn,” said Panicker. “It is great that Alcorn’s advanced research techniques that are applied to produce the high quality organic fruits and vegetables to maintain a healthy community is being recognized.”

Panicker’s research has focused extensively on understanding how cropping and management practices affect erosion rates with a particular focus on cover-management factor (C-factor) calculation and residue management. Much of his research takes place in organic and sustainable agriculture systems. Panicker also serves as a bridge between the scientific and agricultural communities.

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