Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Interested in the development of improved germplasm and products. Keen to integrate and utilize multi-disciplinary approach and tools to modernize the breeding programs, and for speedy development of the products and efficient management of resources.


Ph.D., Agronomy, Specialization in Plant Breeding and Genetics
University of Nebraska - Lincoln, May 2017

M.S., Plant Breeding and Genetics
SKUAST-K, Srinagar, India, December 2011

B.S., Agriculture
SKUAST-K, Srinagar, India, June 2009

Professional Positions

Rice Breeder (Scientist-I)
September 2019 to present
Rice Breeding platform
International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos, Philippines
100% Research

Wheat Breeder (Associate Scientist-II)
May 2017 to December 2017
Maharashtra Hybrid Seed Company (MAHYCO), Aurangabad, Jalna, India
100% Research

Research Experience

Postdoctoral Research Associate
March 2018 to July 2019
Department of Animal Sciences and Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska –Lincoln

Ph. D (ICAR International Fellow and Graduate Research Assistantship)
January 2014 to April 2017

Research Fellow (INSPIRE Fellowship)
March 2012 to December 2013
Agricultural University, CSKHPKV, Palampur India

Graduate Research Assistant (M.S.)
June 2009 to December 2011


Peer-Reviewed Articles

Book Chapters

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience 1


Fellowships and Awards

Research Grants Funded

ICAR International Fellowship for Ph.D. Research

INSPIRE Fellowship for Ph.D. Research

Professional Training

Open Source Contributions

Leadership Roles

Professional Memberships

Professional Experience



Quantitative Skills