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Elina Adhikari Presents M.S. Seminar

Department of Plant Sciences M.S. candidate Elina Adhikari presented an exit seminar on her research titled "Genetic and Environmental Variation on Mineral Nutrient Concentration in Pea and Lentil Seed" on May 15, 2015 at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.
Elina Adhikari Presents M.S. Seminar

Elina Adhikari (left) with adviser Dr. Kevin McPhee

Department of Plant Sciences M.S. candidate Elina Adhikari, presented an exit seminar on her research titled, Genetic and Environmental Variation on Mineral Nutrient Concentration in Pea and Lentil Seed on May 15, 2015. She studied biofortification, the science of increasing concentration of mineral elements in food crops through traditional plant breeding methods.

Adhikari, a native of Nepal, says she chose NDSU for its excellence in applied plant science research and education and would like to tell prospective graduate students that the “NDSU Plant Sciences department is one of the happening departments to consider if one is looking for a career in applied agricultural sciences. The community is so welcoming you will find your second home at NDSU.”

Apart from her research, Adhikari was a member of the Plant Sciences Graduate Student Association, the Nepalese Student Association and Gamma Sigma Delta. She was recipient of the Devin Miller Memorial Scholarship in 2014 and interned with Nepal Agricultural Research Council in 2011 and 2012 in the National Grain Legumes Research Program. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Genetics in the Plant Pathology department at Kansas State University.

Elina Adhikari’s Graduate Committee included Dr. James Hammond, Dr. Thomas DeSutter, Dr. Frank Manthey, and major adviser Dr. Kevin McPhee.

Source: Elina Adhikari (contact Dr. Kevin McPhee, 701-231-8156, kevin.mcphee@ndsu.edu)
Author: Shannon Ueker, 701-231-7971, shannon.ueker@ndsu.edu
Editor: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384, karen.hertsgaard@ndsu.edu

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