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  • Oklahoma State ( July-2015 )
  • Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

About (Summary)

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.


Your Major

Food Science and Technology

Language Proficiency

English (US)

Honors and 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

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.

Intended Job Path

Food industry

Job Experience


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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