Shyamal Talukder, Ph.D.

Dr. Talukder is a plant breeder at RES working on the development of improved rice varieties with high grain yield, excellent grain quality, and resistant to biotic and abiotic stresses.


Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Breeding & Genetics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, May 2013

Master of Science in Horticulture, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh, December 2002.

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh, March 2001



Plant Breeder, California Cooperative Rice Research Foundation, Inc., Rice Experiment Station, Biggs, CA, 2018 to Present
Postdoctoral fellow, Noble Research Institute, Ardmore, OK, 2013-2017
Graduate Research Assitant, Kansas State University, 2007 to 2013
Research assistant/associate, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymmensingh, Bangladesh, 2000 to 2007

Selected Publications




Saha, M.C., S.K. Talukder, P. Azhaguvel, S. Mukherjee and K. Chekhovskiy. 2015. Deciphering drought tolerance in tall fescue [Lolium arundinaceum (Schreb.) Darbysh.]. Springer International Publishing Switzerland. H. Budak, G. Spangenberg (eds.), Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-08714-6_1.



Harold N. Trick; Allan K. Fritz and Shyamal K. Talukder.PCT Patent Application No. PCT/US2014/50932; Expression of thermostable starch synthase genes improves the yield in heat stress; Dkt. 45286-PCT”. Patent Application Publication No. WO/2015/023777 A2.


Talukder, S.K., S. Bhamidimarri, K. Chekhovskiy and M.C. Saha. 2018. Mapping QTL for traits related to summer dormancy in tall fescue. BMC Genomics (In review).

Tian* B., S.K. Talukder*,J. Fu, A.K. Fritz and H.N. Trick. 2018. Expression of a rice soluble starch synthase gene improved the grain yield in heat stress conditions in wheat. In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. DOI: 10.1007/s11627-018-9893-2.

Talukder, S.K.,  P. Azhaguvel, K. Chekhovskiy and M.C. Saha. 2018. Morphotype specific marker development in tall fescue and phylogenetic relationship among FestucaSpecies. PLoS ONE.

Talukder, S.K., and M.C. Saha. 2017. Toward genomics-based breeding in C3 cool-season perennial grasses. Front. Plant Sci. (Review article).

Talukder, S.K., P. Azhaguvel, S. Mukherjee, C.A. Young, Y. Tang, N. Krom and M.C. Saha. 2015. De novo assembly and characterization of water stress related transcriptome in tall fescue using Illumina paired-end sequencing. The Plant Genome 8: 1-13.

Talukder, S.K., P.V.V. Prasad, T. Todd, M.A. Babar, J. Poland, R.L. Bowden and A. K. Fritz. 2015. Effect of cytoplasmic diversity on post anthesis heat tolerance in wheat. Euphytica 201: 1-12.

Talukder, S.K., M.A. Babar, K. Vijayalakshmi, J. Poland, P.V.V. Prasad, R. Bowden and A.K. Fritz. 2014. Mapping QTL for the traits associated with heat tolerance in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). BMC Genetics 15: 97.

Khan, M.M.A., A.B.M.A.H.K. Robin, M.A.N. Nazim-Ud-Dowla, S.K. Talukder and L. Hassan. 2010. In vitro regeneration potentiality of Brassica genotypes in differential growth regulators. Bangladesh J. Agril. Res. 35: 189-199.

Khan, M.M.A., A.B.M.A.H.K. Robin, M.A.N. Nazim-Ud-Dowla, S.K. Talukder and L. Hassan. 2009. Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation of two varieties of Brassica: optimization of protocol. Bangladesh J. Agril. Res. 34: 287-301.

Prodhan, M.A., L. Hassan and S.K. Talukder. 2008. Study of in vitro regeneration potentiality of ten Brassica genotypes (from Brassica campestris, Brassica napus and Brassica juncea). Bangladesh J. Prog. Sci & Tech. 6: 9-12.

Prodhan, M.A., L. Hassan and S.K. Talukder. 2007. Optimization of Agrobacterium mediated genetic transformation protocol in two important Brassica varieties (Safal and Tori-7) of Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Crop Sci. 18: 265-272.

Talukder, S.K., K.M. Nasiruddin, S. Yasmin, R. Begum and L. Hassan. 2003. Shoot proliferation of Dendrobium orchids with BAP and NAA. Asian Journal of Biological Sciences 3: 1058-1062.

Yasmin, S., K.M. Nasiruddin, R. Begum and S.K. Talukder. 2003. Regeneration and establishment of potato plantlets with BAP and NAA. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences 2: 936-940.

Yasmin, S., K.M. Nasiruddin and S.K. Talukder. 2003. In vitro microtuberization of potato with different CCC and photoperiod combination. Molecular Biology & Biotechnology Journal 1: 28-30.

Talukder, S.K., K.M. Nasiruddin, S. Yesmin, R. Begum and S. Sarker. 2002. In vitro Root formation on orchid plantlets with IBA and NAA. Progressive Agriculture 13: 25-28.



Member, Crop Science Society of America

Member, Agronomy Society of America

Member, Soil Science Society of America

Member, National Association of Plant Breeders

Member, Krishibid Institution of Bangladesh

Member, Bangladesh Association for Biotechnology



Carl and Betty C. Overley Scholarship (2012)

Bernard E. and Estelle L. Foote Scholarship (2012)

Bernard E. and Estelle L. Foote Scholarship (2011)

John H. Parker Scholarship (2010)

Louis P. and Elva G. Reitz Scholarship (2009)

National Science and Technology Awards in Bangladesh (2002)




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