Muhammad M Raza

Graduate Research Assistant

I developed an early interest in plant disease epidemiology with an intellectual curiosity to learn latest trends in plant disease epidemiology. Hailing from a rural family, it was my keen desire to work for my community therefore, I joined the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan which is one of the prestigious institutions for agricultural studies. In 2012, I completed my B.Sc. (Hon’s) in Agriculture and later in 2014 M.Sc. (Hon’s) in Plant Pathology. During master degree, I won Fulbright scholarship (world’s most prestigious scholarship) for Ph.D and joined Iowa State University. Currently, I am jointly working with Prof. Leonor Leandro and Daren Mueller with the futuristic interests in quantitative epidemiology and plant disease management using a rational approach to optimize and integrate pest management tactics. Particularly, I am working on the integration of global positioning systems (GPS), geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing technologies to better understand, quantify, and forecast the occurrence of soybean sudden death syndrome and its impact on soybean yield at different spatial scales.

Area of Expertise: 
Sudden death syndrome
Plant Disease Epidemiology
Spatial statistics
B.Sc (Hons') Agriculture, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, 2012
M.Sc (Hons') Plant Pathology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, 2014
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