- Graduate Education
- M.S. Horticulture, Bangladesh Agricultural University, 2002
- Ph.D. Plant Breeding and Genetics, Kansas State University, 2013
Specialty: Inbred rice breeding and genetics
The inbred rice breeding and genetics program aims to develop rice cultivar with enhanced yield along with high milling and cooking quality for the market, disease and insect resistance, herbicide tolerance, high seedling vigor, cold, heat and drought tolerance. The breeding program follows conventional breeding approaches integrated with molecular and high throughput breeding technology i.e., marker assisted selection, genomic selection, model assisted selection, gene editing, induced mutation etc. My major research focus is to address fundamental rice growing issues including biotic and abiotic factors in the region and worldwide using GWAS and biparental mapping for marker development, transcriptomics, genomics, semi-high throughput phenotyping and genome editing. I have great interest on training graduate students and scientists, generate knowledgebase, publish research articles, develop multidimensional collaboration with various scientists around the USA and the World.