Sandesh Shrestha

Position: Fellow (PostDoc)

Sandesh’s research goal is to utilize genomic approach to facilitate in developing improved end-use quality wheat. 


Ph.D., 2017, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, University of Tennessee

M.S., 2012, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, University of Tennessee

B.S., 2008, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Tribhuvan University

Research Interests

Genomics, Crop improvement, Bioinformatics


Sandesh K. Shrestha, Kurt Lamour, and Heather Young-Kelly. 2017. Genome comparison and diversity of Corynespora cassiicola recovered from cotton and soybean in the southeastern United States reveals limited diversity. (Submitted)

Shrestha SK, Lamour K, and Young-Kelly H. 2017. Phytophthora colocasiae from Vietnam, China, Hawaii and Nepal; intra- and inter-genomic variations in ploidy and a long-lived, diploid Hawaiian lineage. (Accepted Mycological Progress)

Shrestha SK, Cochran A, Mengistu A, Lamour K, Castro-Rocha A, and Young-Kelly H. 2017. Genetic diversity, QoI fungicide resistance, and mating type distribution of Cercospora sojina—Implications for the disease dynamics of frogeye leaf spot on soybean. PLoS ONE 12(5): e0177220.

Lyon R, Correll J, Feng C, Bluhm B, Shrestha S, Shi A, and Lamour K. 2016. Population structure of Peronospora effusa in the southwestern United States. PloS ONE 11(2): e0148385. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0148385

Castro-Rocha A, Shrestha S, Lyon B, Grimaldo-Pantoja GL, Flores-Marges JP, Valero-Galván J, Aguirre-Ramírez M, Osuna-Ávila P, Gómez-Dorantes N, and Ávila-Quezada G. 2016. An initial assessment of genetic diversity for Phytophthora capsici in northern and central Mexico. Mycological Progress 15(2):1-12.

Butler S, Young-Kelly H, Raper T, Cochran A, Jordan J, Shrestha S, Lamour K, Mengistu A, Rocha A, and Shelby P. 2016. First report of Target Spot caused by Corynespora cassiicola on cotton in Tennessee. Plant Disease 100(2):535

Sánchez-Borges CA, Souza-Perera R, Zúñiga Aguilar JJ, Shrestha SK, Lamour K, and Castillo-Aguilar CC. 2015. First report of Phytophthora capsici causing damping-off of Capsicum chinense Jacq. in the Yucatan Peninsula. Plant Disease 100(6): 1247

Shrestha SK, Hu J, Trout-Fryxell R, Mudge J, and Lamour KH. 2014. SNP markers identify widely distributed clonal lineages of Phytophthora colocasiae in Vietnam, Hawaii, and Hainan Island, China. Mycologia, 106(4):676-685.

Piya S, Shrestha SK, Binder B, Stewart Jr CN, and Hewezi T. 2014. Protein-protein interaction and gene co-expression maps of ARFs and Aux/IAAs in Arabidopsis. Frontiers in Plant Science 5:744. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00744

Shrestha SK, Zhou Y, and Lamour K. 2013. Oomycetes baited from streams in Tennessee 2010–2012. Mycologia 105(5):1516-1523.

Miyasaka SC, Lamour K, Shintaku M, Shrestha SK, and Uchida J. 2013. Taro Leaf Blight caused by Phytophthora colocasiae. IN: Lamour, K. Phytophthora: a global perspective. Wiley-Blackwell, UK. 104-112.


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