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Dhir, Sarwan

Department: 
Ag Instruction
Location: 
113 Tabor
Phone: 
478-825-6887/478-822-1057
Email: 
dhirs0@fvsu.edu
Fax: 
478-827-3062

August 2013 - Present: Director, Undergraduate Research - Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA

2001-Present: Professor, Plant Biotechnology (Tenured) - Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA

2001-Present: Director, Center for Biotechnology and NSF HBCU-UP, REU-Site & S-STEM Programs - Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA

1995-2000: Research Associate - Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA

1992-1994: Post-Doctoral Fellow - Monsanto Agriculture Company

1989-1991: Post-Doctoral Fellow - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

Honors & Awards

•2005 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science
•Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) at White House, Washington, November 16, 2005
•J. W. Davidson "Outstanding Teaching Excellence Award" at FVSU May 7, 2006
•Outstanding Mentoring Award at the 7th Annual NSF HBCU-UP National Research Conference, February 9-12, 2007
•Outstanding Grantsmanship Awards from FVSU President Larry E. Rivers and Dr. Erroll B. Davis Jr., Chancellor of the University System of Georgia, May 7

Faculty Bio
Education: 

Post-Doctoral Fellow: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL (1989-1991)

Doctor of Philosophy: Botany (Plant Biotechnology) - Jodhpur University, Jodhpur, India (1986)

Monsanto Agriculture Company (1992-1994)

Master of Science: Botany (1981)

Bachelor of Science: Biological Sciences (1979)

Publications: 

1.Dhir S.K., Knowles K, Livia C. Pagan, Mann J, Shireen Dhir, Singh HP (2010). Optimization and Transformation of Arundo donax L. Using Particle Bombardment. African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 9 (39), pp. 6460-6469, 27 September.
2.Dhir S.K., Singh H.P., Dhir S. (2008). Sweet Potato: In the Transgenic and Molecular Tailoring in Plants, Transgenic Series, Pulses, Sugar and Tuber Crops, Vol. 3, Blackwell Publishing, (eds.) Chitta R. Kole et.al, pp, 157-175.
3.Singh H.P., Dhir S., Dhir S.K. (2008). Stevia: In the Transgenic and Molecular Tailoring in Plants, Transgenic Series, Pulses, Sugar and Tuber Crops, Vol. 3, Blackwell Publishing, (eds.) Chitta R. Kole, et al. pp, 97-115.

Research Interests: 

•Genetic engineering of plants for medicinal uses
•Phyto-remediation
•Biomass and biofuels production

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