PhD student, Interdepartmental Genetics
Department of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University, Manhattan
B.Sc. (Agriculture Hons.) - Punjab Agricultural University, Punjab, India (2010);
M.S. (Plant Physiology) - Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia (2013);
My broad research interests lie in the areas of high throughput phenotyping, quantitative genetics and plant breeding. Specifically, I am interested in development of high throughput phenotyping (HTP) and genomics based tools to aid in the plant varietal development process. To fully address the need for rapid development of improved wheat varieties in the context of global climate change, innovative approaches to accelerate the phenotypic and genotypic evaluation of candidate wheat varieties are needed. During my doctoral research I will attempt to integrate multiple disciplines ranging from engineering to genetics to computer science with the target of rapid development of climate resilient high yielding cultivars for ensuring the sustainable wheat productivity and food security.
1. Singh, D., E. Collakova, T.G. Isleib, G.E. Welbaum, S.P. Tallury and M. Balota. 2014. Differential physiological and metabolic responses to drought stress of peanut cultivars and breeding lines. Crop Sci. (In press)
2. Singh, D., T.G. Isleib, E. Collakova, G.E. Welbaum, and M. Balota. 2014. Suitability of Canopy temperature depression, specific leaf area, and SPAD chlorophyll content for genotypic comparison of peanut grown in a sub-humid environment. Peanut Sci. (In press)
3. Tallury, S. P., T. G. Isleib, S. C. Copeland, P. R. Anderson, M. Balota, D. Singh and H. T. Stalker. 2013. Registration of two multiple disease-resistant peanut germplasm lines derived from Arachis cardenasii Krapov. & W.C. Gregory, GKP 10017. J. Plant Regis. 8:86-89.
When slacking, I like to read current world affairs and geopolitics news, and Punjabi literature. I also enjoy watching soccer, tennis, basketball and American football.