Rachana Poudel

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Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Bronze Honor Society Member
Oklahoma State ( July-2015 )
At present, I am interested in the genotype by environment influence on the lipase activity in whole wheat grain for improved end use quality. This study really fascinates me as it gives a chance to incorporate plant breeding and food technology.
Intended Job Path
Food industry
Grad School Interests
Everything related to plants fascinates me. I am always intrigued by the physiological phenomena that goes in plant. The plants have always teased and urged to me learn them more. So, when the opportunity to explore plant physiology under shaded environment and drought conditions came to me in one of the prestigious university in the United States, I took the study whole heartedly. I was inclined towards the molecular aspects as I got engaged with my study. I want to incorporate plant breeding to improve a particular trait in the plants with a goal to benefit people. My happiness knew no bounds when I found similar project at the University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL). As, I completed my master's degree, I opt to PhD program at UNL. At the end, plants are my motivating factor, every time I see plants, they compel me to work for them and explore the possibilities for our (plants and people) secure future.
Honors & Awards
Huffine Memorial Distinguished Graduate Fellowship
Years awarded 2013-14; 2014-2015
 Presidential honor for outstanding Secretary/ISO liaison
Year awarded:2014, by International Student Organization (Oklahoma State University) for an outstanding area club ISO liaison/Secretary
Food Science and Technology
Language Proficiency
English (US)
Nepalese Students' Association
May, 2014 to June, 2015
ISO Liaison/ Secretary
Nepalese Student Organization
August, 2013 to July, 2014
GPSGA representative for department of Horticulture
Graduate and Professional Student Government Association- Oklahoma State University
August, 2013 to May, 2014
Vice-President of Representation
Graduate Student Association, UNL
May, 2016 to May, 2017
I love to explore myself. I love to read gothic novels. Besides writing, dancing, and playing table tennis I love to travel across the world. I like to meet different people and talk with them.
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