About me

Hi, I am Shankar K. Shakya. I was born and raised in Nepal. I have an undergraduate degree in plant pathology from Tribhuwan University of Nepal. Follwing my graduation, I started teaching in a small college in Nepal. In 2012, I was awarded a fellowship from University of Florida (Go Gators) and International Potato Center (CIP) to pursue a masters degree in the field of plant pathology. After comletion of my M.S degree, I moved to Oregon State University (Go Beavs) to pursue my Ph.D in plant pathology with focus on population genetics, genomics and bioinformatics.

Currently, I am a Ph.D candidate in the department of botany and plant pathology. I am broadly interested in population genetics, genomics, computational biology and epidemiology.


Graduate research assistant (2014-2019): Oregon State University, USA
Graduate teaching assistant (2017-2018): Oregon State University, USA
Visiting scholar (2013): International Potato Center (CIP), Ecuador
USAID-CIP fellow (2012-2014): University of Florida, USA
Horticulture and Plant Pathology instructor (2011-2012): Tribhuvan University, Nepal


Ph.D. Plant Pathology (exp. summer 2019)
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA
Grunwald Lab, USDA, ARS
Advisor: Nik Grunwald

M.S. Plant Pathology (2012-2014)
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Advisor: Ariena van Bruggen
Co-advisor: Erica Goss

B.S. Plant Pathology (2006-2010)
Tribhuwan University, Nepal


Introductory Plant Pathology (BOT 350/550): Fall 2017
Introductory Plant Pathology (BOT 350/550): Fall 2018
Population genetics and data analyses in R workshop, 2019, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.