Shyamal K. Talukder

Assistant Professor

Mailing Address:
1509 Aggie Drive
Beaumont, TX 77713
Phone & Fax: (409) 752-2741
Office Location: Beaumont Center
Education: Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Breeding & Genetics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, May 2013
Master of Science in Horticulture, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh, December 2002.
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh, March 2001

Employment History:

2021 to Present: Assistant professor in inbred rice breeding and genetics, Texas A&M AgriLife Research at Beaumont, TX
2018-2021: Plant Breeder, California Cooperative Rice Research Foundation, Inc., Rice Experiment Station, Biggs, CA
2013-2017: Postdoctoral fellow, Noble Research Institute, Ardmore, OK
2007-2013: Graduate Research Assitant, Kansas State University

Honors & Awards:

Carl and Betty C. Overley Scholarship (2012)
Bernard E. and Estelle L. Foote Scholarship (2012)
Bernard E. and Estelle L. Foote Scholarship (2011)
John H. Parker Scholarship (2010)
Louis P. and Elva G. Reitz Scholarship (2009)
National Science and Technology Awards in Bangladesh (2002)

Professional Affiliates:
Member, Crop Science Society of America
Member, Agronomy Society of America
Member, Soil Science Society of America
Member, National Association of Plant Breeders
Member, Krishibid Institution of Bangladesh
Member, Bangladesh Association

Key Publications:
Andaya, V.C, F. Jodari, S.K. Talukder, T. D. Leon, C. Andaya, K. S. McKenzie, S. O. PB. Samonte. J. Oster, P. Sanchez. 2020. Rice Cultivar 'L-208'. U.S. Patent publication # 20210100191.
Andaya, V.C, T. D. Leon, S.K. Talukder, C. Andaya, K. S. McKenzie, S. O. PB. Samonte. F. Jodari, J. Oster, P. Sanchez. 2020. Rice Cultivar 'M-211?. U.S. Patent # 20210100192.
Harold N. Trick; Allan K. Fritz and Shyamal K. Talukder. 2020. Expression of thermostable starch synthase genes improves the yield in heat stress. US Patent #. US10557144B2.
Talukder, S.K., S. Bhamidimarri, K. Chekhovskiy and M.C. Saha. 2020. Mapping QTL for traits related to summer dormancy in tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.). Scientific Reports. 10:14539.
Halder, J., J. Zhang, S. Ali, J.S. Sidhu, H.S. Gill, S.K. Talukdar, J. Kleinjan, B. Turnipseed and S.K. Sehgal. 2019. Mining and genomic characterization of resistance to Tan spot, Stagonospora nodorum blotch (SNB), and Fusarium head blight in Watkins core collection of wheat landraces. BMC Plant Biol 19(1), 480.
Kopecký, D., S.K. Talukder*, J. Zwyrtkov?, M. Trammell, J. Dole?e and M.C. Saha. 2019. Inter-morphotype hybridization in tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.): exploration of meiotic irregularities and potential for breeding. Euphytica. 215: 97.
Tian, B., S.K. Talukder*, J. Fu, A.K. Fritz and H.N. Trick. 2018. Expression of a rice soluble starch synthase gene improved the grain yield in heat stress conditions in wheat. In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. DOI: 10.1007/s11627-018-9893-2.
Talukder, S.K., P. Azhaguvel, K. Chekhovskiy and M.C. Saha. 2018. Morphotype specific marker development in tall fescue and phylogenetic relationship among Festuca Species. PLOS ONE.
Talukder, S.K., and M.C. Saha. 2017. Toward genomics-based breeding in C3 cool-season perennial grasses. Front. Plant Sci.
Talukder, S.K., P. Azhaguvel, S. Mukherjee, C.A. Young, Y. Tang, N. Krom and M.C. Saha. 2015. De novo assembly and characterization of water stress related transcriptome in tall fescue using Illumina paired-end sequencing. The Plant Genome 8: 1-13.
Talukder, S.K., P.V.V. Prasad, T. Todd, M.A. Babar, J. Poland, R.L. Bowden and A. K. Fritz. 2015. Effect of cytoplasmic diversity on post anthesis heat tolerance in wheat. Euphytica 201: 1-12.
Saha, M.C., S.K. Talukder, P. Azhaguvel, S. Mukherjee and K. Chekhovskiy. 2015. Deciphering drought tolerance in tall fescue [Lolium arundinaceum (Schreb.) Darbysh.]. Springer International Publishing Switzerland. H. Budak, G. Spangenberg (eds.), Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-08714-6_1.
Talukder, S.K., M.A. Babar, K. Vijayalakshmi, J. Poland, P.V.V. Prasad, R. Bowden and A.K. Fritz. 2014. Mapping QTL for the traits associated with heat tolerance in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). BMC Genetics 15: 97.
Khan, M.M.A., A.B.M.A.H.K. Robin, M.A.N. Nazim-Ud-Dowla, S.K. Talukder and L. Hassan. 2010. In vitro regeneration potentiality of Brassica genotypes in differential growth regulators. Bangladesh J. Agril. Res. 35: 189-199.
Khan, M.M.A., A.B.M.A.H.K. Robin, M.A.N. Nazim-Ud-Dowla, S.K. Talukder and L. Hassan. 2009. Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation of two varieties of Brassica: optimization of protocol. Bangladesh J. Agril. Res. 34: 287-301.
Prodhan, M.A., L. Hassan and S.K. Talukder. 2008. Study of in vitro regeneration potentiality of ten Brassica genotypes from Brassica campestris, Brassica napus and Brassica juncea. Bangladesh J. Prog. Sci & Tech. 6: 9-12.
Prodhan, M.A., L. Hassan and S.K. Talukder. 2007. Optimization of Agrobacterium mediated genetic transformation protocol in two important Brassica varieties (Safal and Tori-7) of Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Crop Sci. 18: 265-272.
Talukder, S.K., K.M. Nasiruddin, S. Yasmin, R. Begum and L. Hassan. 2003. Shoot proliferation of Dendrobium orchids with BAP and NAA. Asian Journal of Biological Sciences 3: 1058-1062.
Yasmin, S., K.M. Nasiruddin, R. Begum and S.K. Talukder. 2003. Regeneration and establishment of potato plantlets with BAP and NAA. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences 2: 936-940.
Yasmin, S., K.M. Nasiruddin and S.K. Talukder. 2003. In vitro microtuberization of potato with different CCC and photoperiod combination. Molecular Biology & Biotechnology Journal 1: 28-30.
Talukder, S.K., K.M. Nasiruddin, S. Yasmin, R. Begum and S. Sarker. 2002. In vitro Root formation on orchid plantlets with IBA and NAA. Progressive Agriculture 13: 25-28.