Santosh Kumar

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Research Scientist (Wheat Breeder)

Development of premium quality wheat cultivars for Canadian Prairies

Current research and/or projects

  • Marker assisted Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) Wheat Breeding
  • Molecular physiology of pre-harvest sprouting
  • Germplasm development for Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) resistance
  • Transcriptome analysis of emmer wheat flowering time
  • Pathogenesis mechanisms of leaf rust in wheat

Professional activities / interests

  • Plant Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Genomics
  • Plant Breeding

Education and awards

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Plant Science)
  • Master of Science (Plant Physiology)
  • Bachelor of Science (Agriculture)

Awards

  •  NSERC visiting Fellow, PBI, Saskatoon (Not Availed)
  • Clark Newman Clayton Award                                                                                           
  • Keystone Symposium Scholarship from NIH, USA                                                 
  • Meredith Fellowship for Barley Research by Canadian Grain Commission           
  • UMSU Travel award from University of Manitoba                                                  
  • Helgason Travel award from University of Manitoba                                               
  • George Duff travel award from Canadian Society of Plant Biology                       
  • University of Manitoba Student Union (UMSU) award for academic excellence
  • International Graduate Student Scholarship from University of Manitoba                      
  • University of Manitoba Graduate (PhD) Fellowship (UMGF)                                 
  • Department of Plant Science PhD UMGF Top-Up Award                                       
  • CSIR-UGC Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for Ph.D and Lectureship (Not Availed)
  • Research Assistantship in Department of Plant Physiology IARI
  • Junior Research Fellowship for M.Sc
  • University Merit Scholarship and Merit Certificate in Graduation, PAU, Punjab, India

  

Key publications

  1. Berraies, S., Cuthbert, R., Knox, R.E., Bokore, F., Ruan, Y., Xiao Fu, B., Henriquez, M.A., Burt, A., Kumar, S., Pozniak, C., N’Diaye, A., Sangha, J., and Meyer, B. 2019. Challenges of trait complexes in spring wheat breeding. 1st International Wheat Congress Saskatoon, Canada, July 21-26, 2019.

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  2. Berraies, S., Cuthbert, R., Knox, R.E., Ruan, Y., Henriquez, M.A., Burt, A., Kumar, S., Pozniak, C., N’Diaye, A. 2019. Quantitative trait loci associated with resistance to fusarium head blight in a CDC hughes x AAC concord derived wheat population. 1st International Wheat Congress Saskatoon, Canada, July 21-26, 2019.

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  3. Sari, E., Knox, R., Ruan, Y., Konkin, D.J., Berraies, S., Cuthbert, R., Kumar, S., Hsueh, E., Tan, Y., Fobert, P.R., Zhang, W., Cabral, A.L., Campbell, H.L., Meyer, B., and Sidebottom, C.H. 2019. High-density genetic mapping of leaf spot resistance quantitative trait loci in a durum wheat × T. Turgidum ssp. Carthlicum population. 1st International Wheat Congress, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 21-26, 2019.

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  4. Zhang, W., Ruan, Y., Knox, R.E., Berraies, S., Campbell, H.L., Ragupathy, R., Boyle, K., Polley, B., Henriquez, M.A., Burt, A., Kumar, S., Cuthbert, R.D., Fobert, P.R., Buerstmayr, H., and DePauw, R. 2019. Genome wide association analysis to characterize Fusarium head blight resistance in durum wheat. 1st International Wheat Congress, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 21-26, 2019.

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  5. Ragupathy, R., Ruan, Y., Berraies, S., Campbell, H., Meyer, B., Henriquez, M.A., Kumar, S., Burt, A., Zhang, W., Cuthbert, R.D., Fobert, P., and Knox, R.E. 2019. Genomic Selection for Fusarium Head Blight Resistance in Durum Wheat. XXVII International Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, January 12-16, 2019.

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  6. Knox, R.E., Bokore, F.E., Cuthbert, R.D., Berraies, S., McCallum, B.D., Henriquez, M.A., Kumar, S., Burt, A., Fetch, T., Monro, C., Bhavani, S., Piche, I., Campbell, H.L., Meyer, B., Ruan, Y., Bhadauria, V., N'diaye, A., Pozniak, C.J., A. Sharpe, A., R., and DePauw, R. 2019. Molecular Breeding Opportunities and Challenges for Complex Trait Recombination on Wheat Chromosome 4B. XXVII International Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, January 12-16, 2019.

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  7. Ruan, Y., Barraies, S., Sari, E., Knox, R.E., Cuthbert, R., Piché, I., Henriquez, M.A., Kumar, S., Burt, A., Konkin, D., Campbell, H.L., Li, L., Ragupathy, R., Zhang, W., and Fobert, P.R. 2018. Marker validation for FHB resistance in durum wheat. National Fusarium Head Blight Forum, St. Louis, MO, USA. December 2-4, 2018.

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  8. Ehsan Sari, Wentao Zhang, Peng Gao, Kerry Boyle, Adrian Cabral, David Konkin, Maria Antonia Henriquez, Andrew Burt, Santosh Kumar, Randy Kutcher, Curtis J. Pozniak, Yuefeng Ruan, Ron Knox, and Pierre R. Fobert. 2018. Applying genomics to characterize and improve Fusarium head blight resistance in durum wheat. 9th Canadian Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight/4th Canadian Wheat Symposium, Winnipeg, Canada, November 19-22, 2018.

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  9. Ragupathy, R., Ruan, Y., Berraies, S., Campbell, H., Meyer, B., Cuthbert, R.D., Henriquez, M.A., Kumar, S., Burt, A., Zhang, W., Fobert, P., and Knox, R.E. 2018. Genomic selection in durum wheat: prediction accuracies of FHB resistance in a diversity panel and its application in biparental breeding populations. 9th Canadian Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight/4th Canadian Wheat Symposium, Winnipeg, Canada, November 19-22, 2018.

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  10. Jain, P., Mulligan, B., Kareem, S., Huang, D., Ehman, L., Bock, C., Flatman, L., Hovland, H., Karunakaran, C., Cuthbert, R., Knox, R., Ruan, Y., Fetch, J.M., Tabil, L., Burt, A., Santosh Kumar, S., Cutler, A., and Feurtado, A. 2017. Judge the Weak to Assess the Strong: Identifying Determinants of Wheat Standability. Wheat Science and Business Workshop, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, November 8-9, 2017.

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  11. Sari, E., Knox, R., Ruan, Y., Konkin, D., Cuthbert, R., Henriquez, M.A., Kumar, S., Burt, A., Berraies, S., Campbell, H., Lokuruge, P., and Fobert, P. 2017. Introgression of FHB resistance from Sumai 3-derived hexaploid wheat lines into Canadian durum wheat germplasm. Wheat Science and Business Workshop, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, November 8-9, 2017,

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  12. Sari, E., Knox, R., Ruan, Y., Cuthbert, R.D., Henriquez, M.A., Kumar, S., Burt, A., Campbell, H., Lokuruge, P., Yates, S., Berraies, S., Bokore, F.E., and Fobert, P. 2017. Fine mapping of a FHB resistance QTL using genome-wide association study of a durum breeding population derived from DT696 source of resistance. XXV International Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, January 13-18, 2017.

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  13. Kumar, S. (2016). Spring Wheat - AAC Tradition / BW487, BC07B-ORG-NZ-12-UUU-01-N.

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  14. Kumar, S. (2016). Spring Wheat AAC Cameron / G0439-3-NPNB-15-N, BW485.

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  15. You FM, Li P, Ragupathy R, Kumar S, Zhu T, Luo M-C, Duguid SD, Rashid K, Booker H, Deyholos M, Fu Y-B, Sharpe A, Cloutier S (2016) The draft flax genome pseudomolecules. 66th Flax Institute of the United States, Fargo, North Dakota, March 31-April 1, 2016.

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  16. Kumar, S. (2016). Spring Wheat - AAC Jatharia / BW483, BD110B-POR-215-C-8-1-PNB-13-N.

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  17. You, F.M., Li, P., Ragupathy, R., Kumar, S., Zhu, T., Luo, M.-C., Duguid, S.D., Rashid, K.Y., Booker, H.M., Deyholos, M.K., Fu, Y.B., Sharpe, A.G., and Cloutier, S. (2016). "The Draft Flax Genome Pseudomolecules.", 66th Flax Institute of the United States, Holiday Inn, Fargo, North Dakota, USA, March 31-April 1, 2016, pp. 17-24.

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  18. Berraies, S., Cuthbert, R., Knox, R., Henriquez, M.A., Burt, A., Kumar, S., Ruan, Y., Pozniak, C.J., N'Diaye, A., Sharpe, A., and Bokore, F.E. 2016. Molecular mapping of QTL for leaf spot disease complex resistance in spring wheat. 3rd Canadian Wheat Symposium, Ottawa, ON, Canada, November 22-25, 2016.

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  19. McCartney CA, Kassa MT, Pozniak CJ, You FM, Cloutier S, Wise IL, Smith MAH, Sharpe AG, Fobert PR, Kumar S, Burt A, Ordon F, Uauy C, Costamagna AC (2016) Wheat midge resistance: breeding and genetics. Proc 3rd Can Wheat Symposium, Ottawa, Nov22-25, S10

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  20. Berraies, S., Cuthbert, R., Knox, R., Henriquez, M.A., Burt, A., Kumar, S., Ruan, Y., Pozniak, C.J., N’Diaye, A., Sharpe, A., and Bokore, F. 2016. Molecular mapping of QTL for leaf spot disease complex resistance in spring wheat. 3rd Canadian Wheat Symposium (CWS), Ottawa, November 22-25.

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Research facility

2701 Grand Valley Road, P.O. Box 1000A
Brandon, MB R7A 5Y3
Canada

Affiliations

  • Canadian Society of Plant Biologists
  • Canadian Society of Agronomy
  • American Society of Plant Biologists

Language

English

Other languages

Hindi, Punjabi