Shaymal Talukder, Ph.D.

Dr. Talukder is a plant breeder at RES working on the varietal improvement of grain yield, quality, and stability of the following rice types: short grain; low amylose grain; waxy grain; and short and medium premium quality grain.


Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Breeding, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, 1999

Master of Science in Plant Breeding, Minor in Plant Pathology, University of the Philippines at Los Baņos (UPLB), 1990

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (cum laude), Major in Agronomy (Plant Breeding), UPLB, Philippines, 1985


Plant Breeder, California Cooperative Rice Research Foundation, Inc., Rice Experiment Station, Biggs, CA, 2012 to Present

Associate Research Scientist, Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Texas A&M System, Beaumont, TX, 2007 to 2012

Postdoctoral Plant Breeder, Texas A&M System, Beaumont, TX, 2003 to 2007

Assistant Professor, UPLB, Philippines, 1991 to 2003

Instructor, UPLB, Philippines, 1985 to 1991

Selected Publications

Samonte, S.O.PB., R.E. Tabien, and L.T. Wilson. 2013. Parental selection in rice cultivar improvement. Rice Sci. 20(1): 45-51.

Samonte, S.O.PB., L.T. Wilson, R.E. Tabien, and A.M. McClung. 2008. Use of gross income as a measure of productivity in rice breeding. Can. J. Plant Sci. 8(5): 1015-1022.

Samonte, S.O.PB., L.T. Wilson, and R.E. Tabien. 2006. Maximum node production rate and main culm node number contributions to yield and yield-related traits in rice. Field Crops Res. 96(2-3): 313-319.

Samonte, S.O.PB., L.T. Wilson, J.C. Medley, S.R.M. Pinson, A.M. McClung, and J.S. Lales. 2006. Nitrogen utilization efficiency: Relationships with grain yield, grain protein and yield-related traits in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Agron. J. 98(1): 168-176.

Samonte, S.O.PB., L.T. Wilson, A.M. McClung, and J.C. Medley. 2005. Targeting cultivars onto rice growing environments using AMMI and SREG GGE biplot analyses. Crop Sci. 45(6): 2414-2424.


Member, Crop Science Society of America

Member, Agronomy Society of America

Member, National Research Council of the Philippines, 2000

Phi Kappa Phi. University of the Philippines Chapter, 1985

Phi Sigma, Alpha Chi Chapter, 1985

Gamma Sigma Delta. University of the Philippines Chapter, 1985


Outstanding Teacher in the Field of Biological Sciences, UPLB-College of Agriculture, Philippines, 2003

International Publication Award in 2001, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 2002

Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, 1992-1997



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