1. President, North Dakota Academy of Science, 2020-present (www.ndacadsci.org).
2. Member, Faculty Senate, North Dakota State University, 2021 to 2024.
3. Member, NDSU Equal Opportunity & Title IX Committee Meeting, 2021-present
4. State Representative, Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee, USA, 2017-present
5. Member, New Crops – Crop Germplasm Committee (An Advisory Component of the National Plant Germplasm System), 2015-present
6. Associate Editor:
- Agronomy Journal
- Journal of Agrosystems, Geosciences, & Environment
- Journal of Plant Registration
7. Life member, Plant Breeding Society of Bangladesh, 1995-present
8. Member, Crop Science Society of America, 2009-present
9. Member, American Society of Agronomy, 2009-present
10. Member, Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee, USA, 2014-present
11. Member, The Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops, 2013-present
12. Member, North Dakota Academy of Science, 2017-present
13. Gamma Sigma Delta Society Honor Society of Agriculture, President NDSU chapter 2019-2021, Vice-president 2017-2019, member 2015-present
14. Member, Fellows Committee (A441), American Society of Agronomy, January 2017 to December 2019
15. American Society of Agronomy ACS-Student Speech Contest Committee (ACS449.3), Chair 2016, Member 2015-2016
My expertise is in the area of plant breeding, genetics study, genomics analysis, and genomic selection for oilseed (canola and flax) crops. I am conducting research on canola and flax germplasm development for high oil, high seed yield, disease resistant, stress tolerant traits (such as cold tolerant, heat tolerant, salinity tolerant) using interspecific and intraspecific crosses. Special focus has been given on traits related to the high oil/acre for both edible and biodiesel production. I have been utilizing double haploid and molecular marker technologies in the breeding program. My field experimental trials are located at 8 locations in North Dakota for developing, evaluating and releasing superior canola and flax cultivars. I have multiple greenhouse rooms and a wide range temperature (-10˚C to +35˚C) controlled plant growth chamber for breeding research round the year. I have started using drones and robots for phenotyping desired agronomic traits. An off-season (winter) nursery facility is available in Chile to expedite the breeding cycle. We have established joint research programs with different breeding companies to develop canola hybrids.
The purpose of this course is to provide an in-depth background in all areas of classical Mendelian genetics, population and evolutionary genetics, and molecular genetics. The final goal is for the student who successfully completes this course to be conversant in all of the areas of genetics and have sufficient basic knowledge to successfully move on and master advanced topics in genetics. This will be achieved by learning how geneticists solve problems and make new discoveries.
The course materials will be presented to the student in multiple formats. Lectures will be presented on most course topics. All of the course materials are available via Blackboard and through group email. You, the student will be responsible for learning the basic course content. You can do this in several ways. You are urged to read the textbook. During the class period, time will be used to discuss and solve problems. All students will be expected to participate in these classroom exercises and discussion.
To help you study and learn the course materials, all class topics have study questions and problems. The purpose of the study questions is to highlight the concepts and ideas that are important to a specific topic. The problems give you a chance to test your knowledge.
Roy J, delRio LEM, Bandillo N, McClean PE, and Rahman M (2022) Genetic mapping and genomic prediction of sclerotinia stem rot resistance to rapeseed/canola (Brassica napus L.) at seedling stage. Accepted for publication in Theoretical and Applied Genetics journal.
Rahman M, delRío LEM, Anderson JV, Berhow M, Roy J, Eriksmoen E, Miller M, Pradhan G, Rickertsen J, Ostlie M, and Hanson B (2022) ‘NDOLA-2’, a high-yielding open-pollinated conventional spring type canola in North Dakota. Journal of Plant Registration, 16:124–131. DOI: 10.1002/plr2.20189. (An official registration publication of the Crop Science Society of America).
Roy J, Shaikh TM, del Río LEM, Hosain S, Chapara V, and Rahman M (2021) Genome-wide Association Mapping and Genomic Prediction for Adult Stage Sclerotinia Stem Rot Resistance in Brassica napus (L) Under Field Environments. Scientific Report journal (Nature). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-01272-9.
Rahman M, delRío LEM, Anderson JV, Berhow M, Roy J, Eriksmoen E, Miller M, Pradhan G, Rickertsen J, Ostlie M, and Hanson B (2021) ‘NDOLA-2’, a high-yielding open-pollinated conventional spring type canola in North Dakota. Journal of Plant Registration. DOI: 10.1002/plr2.20189.
Du Y, Mallajosyula B, Sun D, Chen J, Zhao Z, Rahman M, Quadir M, Jawed MK (2021) A Low-cost Robot with Autonomous Recharge and Navigation for Weed Control in Fields with Narrow Row Spacing. 2021 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) (Accepted for publication).
Mansouripour S, Oladzad A, Shahoveisi F, Rahman M, Mendoza LEDR, Mamidi S, Moghaddam SM (2021) Identification of genomic regions associated with resistance to blackleg (Leptosphaeria maculans) in canola using genome wide association study. European Journal of Plant Pathology https://doi.org/10.1007/s10658-021-02354-0
Horvath DP, Zhang J, Chao WS, Mandal* A, Rahman M, Anderson JV (2020) Genome wide association studies and transcriptome changes during acclimation and deacclimation in divergent canola varieties. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 21: 9148; doi:10.3390/ijms21239148.
Hoque A, Fiedler JD, and Rahman M (2020) Genetic diversity analysis of a Flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) global collection. BMC Genomics, 21: 557. DOI: 10.1186/s12864-020-06922-2.
Arifuzzaman M, Horvath D, and Rahman M (2020) Genome wide association mapping and candidate gene mining for root architectural traits in rapeseed/canola (Brassica napus L.) at late growth stage. Euphytica 216: 164. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10681-020-02700-z
Arifuzzaman M, Horvath D, and Rahman M (2020)Transcriptome Analysis Suggests Cytokinin and Gibberellin Signaling May Account for Differences Between Spring and Winter Canola (Brassica napus L.) Root development. Journal of Plant Biology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12374-020-09270-6.
Vollmer J, Johnson B, Deckard E, and Rahman M (2020) Evaluation of simulated hail damage on seed yield and agronomic traits in canola (Brassica napus L.). Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 100 (6): 597-608 https://doi.org/10.1139/CJPS-2020-0036
Vollmer J, and Rahman M (2020) Effect of Simulated hail damage manifested by stem cutoff on seed yield and agronomic traits in Brassica napus L. Journal of Crop Improvement. 34(4): 470-485, DOI: 10.1080/15427528.2020.1737295.
Wrucke DF, Talukder ZI, and Rahman M (2019) Genome-wide association study for frost tolerance in rapeseed/canola (Brassica napus L.) under simulating freezing conditions. Plant Breeding Journal. DOI: 10.1111/pbr.12771.
Arifuzzaman M, Oladzadabbasabadi A, McClean P, and Rahman M (2019) Shovelomics for Phenotyping Root Architectural Traits of Rapeseed/Canola (Brassica napus L.) and Genome Wide Association Mapping. Molecular Genetics and Genomics, 294:985-1000 (Springer). 294(4):985-1000. doi: 10.1007/s00438-019-01563-x.
Upadhaya SGC, Chapara V, Rahman M, and Luis E. del Río LEM (2019) Efficacy of fungicide seed treatments in controlling blackleg of canola. Plant Health Progress, 20:160-164. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHP-05-19-0031-RS.
Rahman M, and delRio LEM (2019) NDOLA-01’ the first conventional spring type canola in North Dakota. In Journal of Plant Registration 13:416-421. doi:10.3198/jpr2018.06.0044crg (official registration publication of the Crop Science Society of America).
Rahman M, Miller J, Hammond J (2019) ‘ND Hammond’ the brown-seeded flaxseed cultivar in North Dakota. In Journal of Plant Registration 13(3):320-325. doi:10.3198/jpr2018.06.0039crc.
Wrucke DF, Horvath D, and Rahman M (2018) Genome-wide association study for electrolyte leakage in rapeseed/canola (Brassica napus L.). In Molecular Breeding Journal, 38:129
Wrucke DF, Mamidi S, and Rahman M (2018) Genome-wide association study for frost tolerance in rapeseed/canola (Brassica napus L.) under field conditions. In J. Plant Biochem. Biotechnol. 28(2):211-222. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13562-018-0472-8.
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