For the next couple of years SKM studied molecular and biochemical
responses of plants to stimulii under Dr. Clarence Ryan who is
considered an expert on the subject.
SKM's times in Pullman allowed him to work on state of the art
equipment and exposed him to molecular biology techniques that were
of great use during the latter part of his working life. He
impressed his Professor and lab mates considerably with his
intellect and persevering, never say die attitude. Click here
see what some of his colleagues at Pullman had to say about SKM.
After a couple of years at Pullman SKM began to feel that he needed
to go back to India to "do something for the country" so
he made his way back to India which is when MAHYCO offered him the opportunity
to join them in their pioneering private sector biotechnology
efforts. SKM then returned to Pullman to complete his commitments
there and return to India to join MAHYCO.