Mohammad Arif Ph. D.
Dr. Mohammad Arif is currently a Research Associate in the Department of Plant Pathology at Kansas State University. Dr. Arif obtained his B.S. in Agriculture and M.S. in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology from G. B. Plant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, India. His M.S. research focused on population genetics of Fusarium sp. associated with malformation disease in mango (Mangifera indica). His Ph.D. (Biosciences at Jamia Millia Islamia Central University, New Delhi) focused on molecular marker-assisted screening for disease susceptibility in shisham seeds and pathogenic variability in Fusarium solani. Arif’s postdoctoral experience includes: Research Associate, Central Rice Research Institute (allele mining and expression profiling of resistance- and avirulence-genes of the Rice-Blast pathosystem), National Institute for Microbial Forensics & Food and Agricultural Biosecurity at Oklahoma State University, (develop novel NGS-based detection-discrimination methods, real time qPCR, endpoint PCR, isothermal amplification and macroarray). Currently, Dr. Arif is working at Kansas State University on Rathayibacter toxicus (whole genome based comparative genomics, population genetics, evolution, genome-informed diagnostics). He has published more than 25 peer-reviewed publications and 35 abstracts.
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