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Chamarthi, Sivakumar

Postdoctoral Fellow
Agricultural Research and Development
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture


  Sivakumar Chamarthi is a postdoctoral fellow-Cowpea molecular breeder at IITA-Kano station. He is working on marker assisted breeding (MAB) and trait introgression for biotic and abiotic stresses in Cowpea using advanced genomic tools by keeping collaborations with breeder, physiologist, entomologist, pathologist and virologist.Siva obtained PhD (2009) in Biotechnology from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), while he was a research student in the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, India. He obtained MSc (2003) in Biotechnology from Bharathidhasan University, Tamil Nadu, India and BSc (2001) in Microbiology from Madras University, Tamil Nadu, India.Prior to joining IITA, He was a Scientific Officer and Special Project Scientist (2008 – 2012) at ICRISAT, Patancheru, India; Postdoctoral fellow (2012 – 2013) in McGill University, Canada and Molecular breeder (2013 – 2015) in US Agriseeds, Hyderabad, India.a

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