1. Member, Faculty Senate, North Dakota State University, 2021 to 2024.
2. Member, NDSU Equal Opportunity & Title IX Committee Meeting, 2021-present
3. State Representative, Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee, USA, 2017-present.
4. Past President, North Dakota Academy of Science, 2020-2022 (www.ndacadsci.org).
5. Member, New Crops – Crop Germplasm Committee (An Advisory Component of the National Plant Germplasm System), 2015-present
6. Associate Editor:
- Journal of Agrosystems, Geosciences, & Environment
- Journal of Plant Registration
7. Life member, Plant Breeding Society of Bangladesh, 1995-present
8. Member, Global Council for Innovation in Rapeseed and Canola
9. Member, Crop Science Society of America, 2009-present
10. Member, American Society of Agronomy, 2009-present
11. Member, Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee, USA, 2014-present
12. Member, The Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops, 2013-present
13. Member, North Dakota Academy of Science, 2017-present
14. Gamma Sigma Delta Society Honor Society of Agriculture, President NDSU chapter 2019-2021, Vice-president 2017-2019, member 2015-present
15. Member, Fellows Committee (A441), American Society of Agronomy, January 2017 to December 2019
16. American Society of Agronomy ACS-Student Speech Contest Committee (ACS449.3), Chair 2016, Member 2015-2016
My expertise is in the field of plant breeding and genetics, with a primary focus on oilseed crops, specifically canola and flax. My expertise encompasses genetic studies, genomics analysis, and the application of genomic selection techniques. My program is equipped with DJI drones featuring multispectral and RGB cameras, as well as a customized ROBOT equipped with an RGB camera for high-throughput phenotyping. This versatile ROBOT is also furnished with a spray tank and nozzles for effective weed control. My research primarily revolves around the development of canola and flax cultivars that excel in favorable attributes, including high seed yield, increased seed oil, resistance to diseases, and stress-tolerant traits using interspecific and intraspecific crosses. I actively engage with national and international public institutions, commercial companies, and stakeholders to accomplish our shared goals. I am receptive to novel ideas and emerging technologies, integrating them into my breeding program to drive innovation and progress.
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.
Hazra RS, Roy J, Jiang L, Webster DC, Rahman M, and Quadir M (2023) Biobased, Macro- and Nanoscale Fungicide Delivery Approaches for Plant Fungi Control. Accepted to publish in ACS Applied Bio Materials, 6(7):2698-2711.
Shaikh TM, Rahman M, Smith T, Anderson JV, Chao WS, and Horvath DP (2023) Homozygosity Mapping Identified Loci and Candidate Genes Responsible for Freezing Tolerance in Camelina sativa. The Plant Journal, Article ID: TPG220318, Internal Article ID: 17652260. DOI: 10.1002/tpg2.20318.
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. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 135(6):2167-2184, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00122-022-04104-0.
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.
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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