Research Assistant - Plant Stress Biology and Molecular Genetics
Upuli Nakandala is a PhD Research Assistant with the Plant Stress Biology and Molecular Genetics project at the NIFS. She obtained her B Sc (Special) in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from the University of Peradeniya in 2017. She joined NIFS in June 2019. Upuli's research focuses on creating benchmark yield in paddy and other minor crops. Her research interests include plant breeding and genetics, DNA fingerprinting, crop physiology and functional genomics.