Dr. Nirmal Joshee - Ft. Valley State

Assoc. Professor of Plant Science / Biotech, Ft. Valley State: BioTech Concurrent Session Speaker

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Dr. Nirmal Joshee is a Professor of Plant Science in the College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology at the Fort Valley State University (FVSU), Fort Valley, GA. Dr Joshee earned his Ph.D. in the year 1987 from North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India on glycoalkaloid yielding solanums. He has conducted post-doctoral research work in Japan (Biotechnology Institute, Akita) and the USA (University of Nebraska Medical Ctr., Omaha, NE) before joining Fort Valley State University in 2001.  Dr. Joshee is one of the founding members of  American Council for Medicinally Active Plants (ACMAP), a society of professionals dedicated to the medicinal plant research. Dr. Joshee has been actively involved in the field of plant tissue culture and conservation, validation of medicinal plants used in traditional medical systems, molecular biology of stress induced genes in plants, gene transfer strategies for plant transformation, and sustainable use of plants for Bioenergy research for the past twenty five years.

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