Deena Errampalli is a plant pathologist with over 30 years of experience in agricultural research in India, the USA and Canada. In the 1980s, she worked on the development of viral disease resistant germplasm of pulses (pigeonpea and chickpea) at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in Patancheru, India.
Deena obtained her PhD in Plant Pathology from Oklahoma State University, USA, in 1990. She has been conducting research on integrated pest management (IPM) of postharvest temperate tree fruits, grape, and potato diseases with cultural, biological and/or chemical control methods in Canada.
Deena was the President of the Canadian Phytopathological Society from 2014 to 2015. She is currently (from 2015 to 2019) the President of the Plant Canada Federation of Canadian Plant Science societies, an umbrella organization for Canadian plant science societies. Plant Canada is a founding member of the Global Plant Council (GPC).