Since 2010, I have dedicated my academic journey to advancing Maize breeding, specifically on sweetcorn varieties (su, se, sh2, syn, and shA). My research interests align with my academic journey and include Organic and Sustainable Production, Abiotic Stresses, Nutritional Quality Traits, Quantitative Traits, and Gene Expression.
My current research endeavors involve collaboration with Dr. Osler Ortez on the Ohio Organic Corn Performance Test (OCPT). The purpose of OCPT is to evaluate certified organic corn hybrids for grain yield and other important agronomic characteristics. The results of the test can assist farmers in selecting hybrids best suited to their farming operations and production environments.
When did you start working for OSU?
What do you like to do in your free time?
Outside the lab, I am an avid enthusiast of diverse physical activities, channeling my energy into bodybuilding sessions for strength and wellness, and engaging in the dynamic and fast-paced world of futsal and volleyball to further enrich my active lifestyle. Additionally, my passion for music manifests in playing the Setar (A stringed instrument, a type of lute used in Persian traditional music, played solo or accompanying voice), adding a cultural dimension to my interests.