UPPAL, Rajneet

Rajneet Uppal

Background

Dr Uppal’s research work focuses on agronomy and physiology of crop species, spanning different ecological environments in the UK, India and Australia.

Her current and established research seeks to:

  • improve understanding of resource capture and use-efficiencies
  • facilitate the development of germplasm that can mitigate and/or adapt to abiotic stress
  • sustainable intensification of tropical cropping systems and
  • improve the nutritional quality of cereals.

Joining NSW DPI in 2015 as crop physiologist at the Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute she is responsible for screening components of drought tolerance in diverse sets of Brassica germplasm in National Brassica Germplasm Improvement Program (NBGIP).

Rajneet comes to NSW DPI from the University of Reading, UK where she was a PhD fellow.

She has developed her academic career through positions held as Visiting Scientist at International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT); a member of CGIAR consortium; Post-doctoral Research Associate at University of Reading and Research Fellow at Punjab Agricultural University.

Contact details

Email: rajneet.uppal@dpi.nsw.gov.au
Phone: (02) 6938 1910
Mobile: 0403 896 513