Researchers

  • Alexis Ndayiragije

    Scientist II-Rice Breeder, IRRI-East and Southern Africa Hub
    Rice breeding, Participatory variety trials
  • Amelia Henry

    Scientist - Drought Physiology
    Drought physiology, Root biology, Plant-soil interactions
  • Grant Singleton

    Rodent ecology and management, Natural resource management (NRM) of rice, Facilitating the delivery of NRM research to end users through adaptive research, Rice Good Agricultural Practices (Rice GAP)
  • Gururaj Guddappa Kulkarni

    Senior Scientist - Research Infrastructure and Operations
    Product registration, Regulatory affairs, Research infrastructure management, Research operations, Transgenic stewardship, OHSE aspects, Mechanization, Plant variety protection and IPR management
  • Hei Leung

    Principal Scientist
    Plant pathology and genetics, Disease resistance and genetic diversity research
  • Jauhar Ali

    Senior Scientist II – Plant Breeder Project Leader and Regional Coordinator (Asia and East Southern Africa)
    Heterosis breeding, Genetics Plant breeding, Molecular biology and biotechnology, Crop sciences, Agricultural statistics
  • Joseph Bigirimana

    Regional Coordinator for East and Southern Africa
    Plant pathology, Plant genetics, Field trials installation, Farmer Field Schools, Participatory Variety Selection
  • Kshirod Jena

    Principal Scientist, Plant Breeder
    Breeding for biotic stress resistance/abiotic stress tolerance, Yield potential and grain quality, Molecular breeding, Interspecific gene transfer, Gene cloning and characterization
  • Martin Gummert

    Senior Scientist - Postharvest Development
    Postharvest technology, Agricultural engineering, Small and medium industry promotion, Information electronics, Facilitating multi stakeholder platforms
  • Mohammad Rafiqul Islam

    Postdoctoral Fellow - Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology Division
    Rice breeding and genetics, Salinity stress tolerance of rice, Soil science
  • Nancy Castilla

    Senior Associate Scientist - Rice Crop Health and Diseases
    Rice pathology, Crop loss assessment, Crop health assessment
  • Nguyen Van Hung

    Scientist - Rice postharvest and byproduct management
    Postharvest and byproduct management and Life cycle assessment (LCA Bioenergy), Drying technology, Laser-controlled land levelling