Reshma Rizvi

Research Technician, Root-Soil-Microbial-Interactions

Phone: 1-306-966-3719

Reshma Rizvi joined GIFS in as part of Dr. Leon Kochian’s team in 2017.

Reshma was born and raised in Northern India. She graduated with specializations in Botany and Chemistry from DDU Gorakhpur University and completed her Masters in Botany (with distinction and Gold Medal) in 1998.

Reshma started her career as Assistant professor at Department of Botany, DDU Gorakhpur University and later joined the International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in Patancheru India, where she worked on Low P (rock phosphate) efficiency in Pearl millet. This work was funded by DFID, UK to mitigate the low soil fertility in Sahelian region of West Africa.

She later moved to Germany and joined Genebank Department at IPK-Gatersleben, where she worked on Pyrosequencing to determine allele- quantification of Lolium.

In 2009 Reshma moved to Saskatoon, where she worked at several organizations including the University of Saskatchewan, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Bayer CropSciences, Agrisoma BioSciences and Dow AgroSciences.

Reshma’s area of research is Plant Physiology, Plant Pathology and Genetics (Plant Breeding). She has numerous publications to her credit and has been an invited speaker at several conferences.

At GIFS, Reshma is a Senior Research Technician in Dr. Kochian’s Lab. As part of her role, she is responsible for organizing the lab, learning and deploying new techniques and assisting graduate students and Post Docs to conduct research.