Sapinder Bali

Potato Breeding and Genetics Postdoctoral Scholar

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Biography

My Postdoctoral research is majorly focused on Meloidogyne chitwoodi, commonly known as Columbia Root Knot Nematode (CRKN). It is a soil borne pest which effects the potato production in the Pacific North-west. My prime focus is to decipher the defense mechanism against CRKN and also what causes the break-down of this resistance by an emerging CRKN pathotype, Roza. I am also performing fingerprinting and association mapping studies in potato.

Areas of expertise: Molecular Biology, Genetics, Transcriptomics and Nematology