Dr Subramanian is the team leader of BioInnovate Africa supported project on Fungal biopesticides for safe pest control. He is a Principal Scientist and Head of Environmental Health Theme at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe).
He has research for development (R4D) experience in Africa. His significant research contributions are in development of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies for horticultural and staple food crops, biopesticide research and development, thrips and tospovirus management, climate-change impacts and adaptation and Insects for food, feed and other uses. He has published widely, including book chapters, online thrips identification tools and peer-reviewed articles.
He is keen on building African capacity in IPM, climate change and edible insect research, and he has mentored postdoctoral researchers, graduate, and post-graduate scholars, and involved in several undergraduate trainings. Apart from his professional entomology research focus, Dr Subramanian has a keen interest in photo documentation of arthropod and bird biodiversity of East Africa.
He holds a Ph.D in Agricultural Entomology from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India.