Dr. S.R. Mentreddy, a Professor of Crop Science and Coordinator of Plant Science and Molecular Genetics Program at Alabama A&M University, has a Ph.D from the University of Tasmania, Australia. He teaches sustainable crop production, lawn and turfgrass management, scientific writing for graduate students, teaching experience for doctoral students, and crop physiology at both undergraduate and graduate levels. His current research focus is on medicinal plants with antidiabetic and anticolon cancer properties, forest medicinal plants, and organic production of indigenous and exotic vegetable crops. As graduate faculty, he serves as the chair of advisory committees for graduate students pursuing MS or Ph.D in Plant Science, in addition to serving on graduate student advisory committees across disciplines. He has more than 25 year of greenhouse and field research experience in germplasm evaluation, crop selection and evaluation of vegetable. medicinal, and field crops for adaptation and commercialization. Having completed BS and MS from India followed by Ph.D from Australian university, and teaching, research, and outreach experience in southern USA, he has in-depth knowledge of agronomy and physiology of a wide range of tropical, sub-tropical and temperate food crops. He served on a review panel on a three-week-study tour to asses agricultural system in Central Ghana, Ghana, West Africa; He visited China as an invited speaker/scientist by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China to deliver lectures on advanced topics in soybean production at six institutions in China. He serves as reviewer for professional journals and funding agencies. He also serves on several academic, research and private agribusiness committees and Boards involved with academic, research, and policy at the departmental, university, regional, national and international levels.