Associated Scholar Profiles
The CAES International Programs Office features profiles of scholars and students who are either active on one of our projects or who have worked with IPO through one of UC Davis's exchange programs. Below are profiles of those dedicated and diligent scholars (in no particular programmatic order). Take a look and learn more about how these individuals are working to extend their knowledge to improve agriculture, making the world a better place.
A fellow working to commercialize cacao in Q’eqchi Maya communities in Southern Petén
A RIFA fellow measuring interactions between soil health and coffee leaf rust disease in Central America.
A fellow assessing risk management strategies for smallholder vegetable production in Cambodia
A RIFA fellow conducting a baseline survey for a biofortification project in The Gambia.
A RIFA fellow studying the effects of potato-legume intercropping systems in the Kenyan Highlands
A fellow researching farmers’ engagement in restoration activities within silvopastoral projects
Dr. Muhammed Arshad
A UAF Entomologist returns to Pakistan with pest-eradication plans after six months as a visiting scholar to UC Davis.
Dr. Khuram Zia
Developing new intellectual property policies to advance public-private partnerships in Pakistan's agricultural sector.
Working to apply modern social science techniques to quantify food insecurity in rural Pakistan.
Hafiz Muhammad Usman Aslam
A UAF doctoral student learns advanced molecular techniques to combat shisham decline in Pakistan.
Muhammad Rizwan Tufail
New discoveries in identifying causes of bacterial blight in Pakistani cotton.
Dr. Ishtiaq Rajwana and Dr. Raheel Anwar
Two Pakistani horticulturists travel to California to examine postharvest practices and strawberry cultivation.
Researching grey mold resistance in cultivars of Solanaceae species while at UC Davis.
A UAF doctoral student investigates the genes responsible for tiller growth in wheat.
Genetic engineering isn't the only talent this doctoral student possesses- at Davis, she discovered her inner entrepreneur.
Agricultural and Economic Policy Scholars
Four UAF Assistant Professors visit UC Davis to analyze current agricultural policies in Punjab and across Pakistan.
Dr. Ghulam Murtaza and Dr. M. Jafar Jaskani
Two senior UAF administrators explore how to establish a Teaching Resource Center for instructors and assistants.
Hafiz Ghulam Muhu-Din Ahmad
Investigating drought-tolerant wheat varieties through advanced molecular techniques.
Muhammad Mohsin Waqas
A UAF doctoral scholar helps develop hydrological models for irrigation management in rural Punjab.
Dr. M. Imran Arshad
A UAF researcher spends three months at UC Davis investigating disease vectors through the lens of "One Health".
Dr. Imran Khan
A UAF researcher investigates the potential to strengthen perennial grasses as a climate-resistant source of biofuels.
Dr. Zafar Qureshi & Dr. Mishba Ijaz
UAF Veterinary Faculty returned to Pakistan with ideas on how to improve curriculum and teaching.
Hafiz Muhammad Rizwan
A UAF doctoral student investigates the best practices for identifying toxoplasma.
A UAF doctoral candidate works on biochemical, functional, and end-use perspectives of modified cereal brans.
Dr. Rana Muhammad Atif
A UAF visiting scholar works with a Feed the Future Innovation Lab to identify drought-responsive genes in chickpeas.
Dr. Lubna Anjum
UAF Scholars return home with more than just lab experience. Dr. Anjum and other female scholars are breaking ground through their USPCAS-AFS scholar exchanges.
Dr. Nadeem Akbar
Utilizing resource conservation technologies and extension outreach to improve rice cultivation in Pakistan.