Sarwan K. Dhir, Ph.D.

  • College: College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology
  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Dhirs0@fvsu.edu

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EDUCATION

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

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

Master of Science: Botany (1981)

Bachelor of Science: Biological Sciences (1979)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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 AND 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

RESEARCH INTERESTS

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

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.

PHOTOS

Dr. Dhir meets with others in the lab.
Dr. Dhir meets with others in the lab.
Dr. Dhir in the lab.
Dr. Dhir in the lab.
FVSU instructor Dr. Sarma Dhir holds biotechnology discussions.
FVSU instructor Dr. Sarma Dhir holds biotechnology discussions.
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