Shabir Hussain Wani


Dr. Shabir Hussain Wani is an Assistant Professor (Senior Scale) cum Scientist, Genetics and Plant Breeding at Mountain Research Centre for Field Crops, Khudwani, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Srinagar J&K, India. He received a Ph.D. degree in plant breeding and genetics on "transgenic rice for abiotic stress tolerance" from the Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana, India. He then joined the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Farm Science Centre) as program coordinator (i/c) at Senapati, Manipur, India. He teaches courses related to plant breeding, seed science and technology, and stress breeding and has published more than 200 papers/chapters in journals and books of international and national repute. He served as guest editor and reviews editor for the journal Frontiers in Plant Science (2015-2018). He has also edited several books on current topics in crop improvement for abiotic stress tolerance published by Springer Nature and CRC press. His Ph.D. research fetched first prize in the North Zone Competition, at national level, in India during 2009. He also received Young Scientist Award (Agriculture) 2015 from Society for Plant Research, Meerut, India. He also served as visiting Scientist at Department of Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University under the UGC Raman Post-Doctoral Fellowship program during 2016-17. He was elected as Fellow of Linnean Society of London 2017. He was felicitated with Award for Excellence in Research 2020 from Novel Research Academy, Puducherry, India and selected as a member of the Expert Working Group (EWG) Wheat Initiative for Adaptation of Wheat to Abiotic Stress (AWAS), Berlin, Germany during January 2021. He is also elected as Joint Secretary (Asia) for the Society for Plant Research, Vegetos (2021-2024). Currently, he is in charge of the wheat improvement program at MRCFC Khudwani SKAUST Kashmir under the ICAR-All India Coordinated Improvement Project on Wheat and Barley.

Author's Books

Genetics of Salt Tolerance in Plants

A Central Dogma Perspective and Strategies for Enhancement