Dr. Sunita Choudhary – Trait Dissection

Dr. Sunita Choudhary
Sunita Choudhary is a Scientist – Crops physiology, Systems Analysis for Climate-Smart Agriculture (SACSA), Innovative Dryland Systems (ISD), ICRISAT, India. She has obtained her Ph.D. in the physiological and molecular aspect of salinity stress tolerance in pearl millet (2011) and a year experience gained in statistical analysis and writing article as a visiting scientist in ILRI, Hyderabad India. She pursued her post-doctoral research from North Carolina State University and joined DuPont Pioneer (now Corteva Agri-Sciences) as an associate scientist in Predictive Agriculture & Modelling Team under Technology Deployment. Altogether 9 years of working experience in public and private R&Ds on plant stress physiology and precision phenotyping. Major research focuses were on C4 cereal (pearl millet, sorghum, and maize) adaptation to atmospheric stress and soil moisture stress in different agro-ecologies and experienced in HTP phenotyping as well as grain quality assessment techniques. She has 23 research articles published and 3 book chapters (h-index 18). She played a significant role in drought product delivery (Aquamax) in industrial partnership. She also has experience in working closely with national agriculture and bring partnership (ICAR-IIMR, AICRP-Pearl Millet, CCSHAU). She is involved in training and development and guided 6 graduate and postgraduate students. In 2018 she obtained the Early Career Research Award (2018) from the Department of Science and Technology, GOI.