Graduate Students

Sirjan Sapkota

Ph.D. Student

I started my research career with a Bachelors in Agriculture from Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 2011. I graduated from University of Georgia in 2014 with a MS in Horticulture. My thesis research was on comparative genomics of apospory loci and carrier chromosome in Pennisetum at Ozias-Akins Lab at UGA. After joining Kresovich lab, I have been working on population genomics, genetic diversity and genomic prediction in sorghum. In my dissertation research, I am investigating the effect of population structure and diversity in prediction accuracy of whole genome prediction for grain yield and yield components. I am primarily interested in understanding complex traits and their genetic mechanisms in the light of quantitative and computational biology with the goal of crop improvement and global food security. In my leisure, I enjoy literature, sports, and traveling.

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