My research focuses on Potato Breeding and Germplasm Improvement using traditional, molecular, and genomic tools. My program will aim at developing new potato cultivars with increased biotic and abiotic stress tolerance, nutrient efficiency and processing quality.
Doctor of Philosophy (Dec. 2010). Oregon State University (OSU), Corvallis, OR
Major: Horticulture (Plant Breeding and Genetics) Minor: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Dissertation: Eastern filbert blight in hazelnut (Corylus avellana): Identification of new resistance sources and high resolution genetic and physical mapping of a resistance gene
Master of Science (Apr. 2007). Oregon State University (OSU), Corvallis, OR
Major: Horticulture (Plant Breeding and Genetics) Minor: Botany and Plant Pathology
Thesis: DNA Markers linked to novel sources of resistance to eastern filbert blight in European hazelnut (Corylus avellana L.).
Bachelor of Science (Jul. 2002). Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), INDIA
Project: Shoot tip culture in Banana for virus free plantlets
Sequencing of the potato genome will aid the development of new varieties, Oregon State University’s breeder says.
Oregon State University's new potato breeder, Sagar Sathuvalli, is looking at 1,800 selections in his plots at the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center.