I was born and raised in central region of Nepal. I received my B. Sc. and M. Sc. degree in 1999 and 2003, respectively from Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS), Tribhuvan University (TU), Nepal. From 2004, I worked as a scientist in Nepal Agriculture Research Council (NARC) until I joined my Ph. D. program in 2009. I conducted research for NARC on epidemiology, germplasm evaluation, and resistance characterization against foliar diseases of wheat. I earned Ph. D. degree from South Dakota State University in plant science in 2013. My dissertation research was on identification of source of resistance against bacterial diseases of wheat and mapping QTL for bacterial leaf streak resistance on hard red spring wheat. I am working at Iowa State University in the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology since July 2013. Currently, I am working on soybean diseases management with focus on sudden death syndrome caused Fusarium virguliforme.
Yuba R Kandel
Area of Expertise:
Soybean and Wheat Pathology
Molecular Mapping for Disease Resistance
Field experiment design and data analysis
Ph. D., Plant Science, South Dakota State University