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Shalabh Dixit

Shalabh Dixit

Senior Scientist I – Plant Breeding


Shalabh is a plant breeder with extensive experience in developing rice varieties for stress-prone ecosystems. These include drought and flood-prone ecosystems and direct-seeded rice systems. I currently lead the Direct-seeded and Upland rice (DSR) breeding program and Breeding activities for Southeast Asia.


  • Lead: Direct seeded and Upland Rice Breeding, IRRI.
  • Regional breeding lead- South East Asia, IRRI.
  • Lead: RiCE CRP CoA 5.4.
  • Interim lead: breeding for rainfed environments, IRRI
  • Trait pipeline lead, Rainfed environments, IRRI
  • Scientist: Flood-tolerant rice, IRRI
  • Post-doctoral fellow, IRRI


  • PhD