At Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA

Teaching Contributions

Botany 332 (Laboratory Techniques in Plant Biology), Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, spring term 2020, 1 guest lecture.

World Food Crops (CSS330), Department of Horticulture, spring term 2012-2019, 1-2 guest lectures. 

REEU: Big Data in Ag. Program, summer 2019: supervised research project of 1 intern.

Biological Data Science (BLDS) Capstone Course/Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB 599), spring term 2019, supervised 3 students on a research project. Past teaching responsibilities

BOT 101 (Botany a Human Concern), Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, spring term 2009 and 2010, 4 credits. Full responsibility. An undergraduate course that includes lectures and laboratory exercises on plant anatomy and morphology, plant growth and development, and everyday utility of plants in human society, the history of plant domestication, the role of modern plant breeding and biotechnology in crop improvement and food security.

Biology 314 (Cell and Molecular Biology), Department of Integrative Biology, winter term 2009 and 2010, 4 credits. Full responsibility. A required, upper division undergraduate course for biology majors aims to introduce basics of cellular structure, functions and genetics, recent developments in the biochemistry, genetics, genomics and molecular basis of cancer and other diseases.

At Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Past teaching responsibilities

PLBR_2010 (Plants, Genes & Global Food Production), Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, winter semester 2007, 3 credits, 50% responsibility. This was lectures and laboratory-based course for undergraduates for plant biology/plant breeding majors and non-plant science majors. The course aimed to introduce students to the history of plant domestication, the basics of genetics and plant breeding and biotechnology, genetic diversity and socio-political issues related to food production, technology, and consumer choices.

PLBR 2250 (Introduction to Plant Genetics), Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, fall semester 2006, 4 credits. Full responsibility. This was an upper division, undergraduate course required for Plant Science/Plant Breeding/ Horticulture majors. The course was based on Lectures and laboratory exercises and aimed to provide students with a foundation in classical genetics, molecular genetics, plant biotechnology and plant genomics.

Past teaching contributions

PLBR_4030 (Genetic Improvement of Crop Plants), fall semester 2006, 4 credits, two guest Lectures. This was a graduate level course. Students were introduced to the morphological and structural mechanisms used by different plant species to promote outbreeding in lecture-1. In Lecture-2 post-pollination genetics mechanisms termed self-incompatibility systems were discussed.

PLBR_7260/CS_7260 (Computational Molecular Biology), winter semester 2001 & fall semester 2002, 1 credit, three guest lectures. This was a seminar based course primarily aimed at researchers and faculty from various disciplines (Molecular Biology & Genetics, Plant Breeding, computer Sciences, Mathematics, and statistics) to create a common platform where various viewpoints can be exchanged and opportunities for collaboration can emerge to understand and interpret genomics datasets.