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Surya Shrestha

Research Scholar

Department of Horticultural Science

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Dr. Surya Shrestha is a research scholar in Dr. Massimo Iorizzo’s lab. Her research focuses on conventional and molecular breeding, quantitative genetics, high-throughput genotyping, and linkage map construction for agronomic and quality traits of horticultural crops, including blueberries and carrots. Her research will develop germplasms with high nutritional quality that impact human health.


PhD Crop Science Washington State University, Pullman, WA

MS Plant Pathology North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

  • Monsanto’s Beachell-Borlaug International Scholarship
  • Harry E. Goldsworthy Wheat Research Fund Award
  • Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • Winrock Merit Women’s International Scholarship