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Khanal, Raja, Ph.D.

Research scientist – Barley Breeding and Genetics

Contact Information:

960 Carling Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6
Telephone: 613-759-1307
Email: raja.khanal@canada.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Cultivar development
  • Molecular breeding
  • Germplasm enhancement
  • Genetic linkage and QTL mapping
  • Genome-wide association studies

Current Projects:

  • Breeding barley for high yield and resistance to fusarium head blight for Eastern Canada
  • Evaluating Western Canada malting barley lines for Eastern Canada
  • Germplasm development for barley genetic diversity

Affiliations:

  • Member, National Association of Plant Breeders
  • Member, Canadian Society of Agronomy

Research publications

2017

  • Balasubramanian PM, Rupert T, Marsolais F, Park SJ, Navabi A, Smith TH, Khanal R, Burt AJ, Pauls KP (2018) AAC Argosy navy dry bean. Can J Plant Sci 98, 99–202. doi: 10.1139/CJPS-2017-0176
  • Balasubramanian PM, Rupert T, Marsolais F, Park SJ, Navabi A, Smith TH, Khanal R, Burt AJ, Pauls KP (2018) AAC Shock navy dry bean. Can J Plant Sci 98, 203–206 doi: 10.1139/CJPS-2017-0175

2016

  • Khanal, R., Rupert, T., Navabi, A., Smith, T.H., Burt, A.J., and Pauls, K.P. (2016). "Fathom Common Bean.", Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 96(2), pp. 276-279. doi : 10.1139/cjps-2015-0215
  • Khanal, R., Rupert, T., Navabi, A., Smith, T.H., Michaels, T.E., Burt, A.J., and Pauls, K.P. (2016). "Bolt Common Bean.", Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 96(2), pp. 218-221. doi : 10.1139/cjps-2015-0180
  • Khanal, R., Rupert, T., Navabi, A., Smith, T.H., Michaels, T.E., Burt, A.J., and Pauls, K.P. (2016). "Yeti Kidney Bean.", Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 96(2), pp. 280-282. doi : 10.1139/cjps-2015-0181

2015

2014

2013

Other science related publications

2014

  • Diaz-Castro, E., Khanal, R., Perry, G.E., Xie, W., Navabi, A., and Pauls, K.P. (2014). "Application of Novel SNP Markers to Re-examine Common Bacterial Blight Resistance in OAC Rex.", Joint conference of the 6th International Food Legumes Research Conference (IFLRC VI) and 7th International Conference on Legume Genetics and Genomics (ICLGG VII), Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 6-11, 2014.

2012

  • Burt, A.J., Khanal, R., and Navabi, A. (2012). "Investigating Genotype by Environment (GxE) Interactions in Common Bean in Ontario.", 9th Canadian Pulse Research Workshop, Niagara Falls Marriott Gateway, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 6-12, 2012. (Poster)
  • Xie, W., McClymont, S., Stonehouse, R.G., Khanal, R., Yu, K., Pauls, K.P., Bett, K.E., and Navabi, A. (2012). "Characterization of Quantitative Trait Loci in the Interactions between Common Bean and Isolates of Common Bacterial Blight Pathogens.", 9th Canadian Pulse Research Workshop, Niagara Falls Marriott Gateway, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 6-12, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Xie, W., McClymont, S., Stonehouse, R.G., Khanal, R., Yu, K., Pauls, K.P., and Navabi, A. (2012). "Differential expression of resistance QTL in the interactions between common bean and isolates of common bacterial blight pathogens.", 15th International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (MPMI), Kyoto International Conference Center, Kyoto, Japan, July 29-August 2, 2012.
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