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Committee Members


Jaswinder Singh

President of CSA + Associate Professor, Department of Plant Science
McGill University

Research Interests

Dr. Singh’s research program is focused on:

  • Development of new molecular breeding and genomics tools for enhancing value of cereals and grasses.
  • Exploration of cultivated and wild germplasm for the identification of novel genes, suitable for the next generation of crop plants
  • Epigenetic regulation of transposable elements, stress responses and grain development.
  • Genetic regulation of beta-glucan (Dietary Fiber) in cereal grains.
  • Overall objective of program is the development of future generation of crop plants by coupling plant breeding, genomics, gene-editing, epigenetics and molecular biology

Professional & Societal Memberships

  • The Canadian Society of Agronomy (President, 2018-19)
  • Plant Canada (Board Member, 2018-2020)
  • The Canadian Society of Plant Biologists (Chair, Gleb Krotkov award committee, 2018-19)
  • The American Society of Plant Biologists (Member, Corresponding Member Award Committee, 2019-2023)
  • National Association of Plant Breeders (Member)