Selected Publications

In Phytopathology


  • Microbiome Networks: A Systems Framework for Identifying Candidate Microbial Assemblages for Disease Management

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  • Soil Influences Colonization of Root-Associated Fungal Endophyte Communities of Maize, Wheat, and Their Progenitors

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  • Effect of p53 activity on the sensitivity of human glioblastoma cells to PARP‐1 inhibitor in combination with topoisomerase i inhibitor or radiation

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  • Assessment of root-associated fungal communities colonizing two species of tropical grasses reveals incongruence to fungal communities of North American native grasses

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  • Precipitation increases the abundance of some groups of root‐associated fungal endophytes in a semiarid grassland

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  • Molecular characterization of coprophilous fungal communities reveals sequences related to root-associated fungal endophytes

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Virome Network

Determining the Pan-African sweet potato virome: understanding virus diversity, distribution and evolution and their impacts on sweet potato production in Africa

Microbiome Network

Network models portray the members of a microbial community along with inference about their interactions.

Tomato Rhizobiome

Root and the rhizosphere microbiomes associated with productive grafted tomato plants

Comparing fungal communities using a network approach.

Comparing fungal communities using a network approach.

Network analysis of phyllosphere fungal communities

Exploration of phyllosphere fungal communities of Quercus macrocarpa using network analysis.

Recent Posts


Following are some of dirty little tricks (DLTs) in R that I have compiled through-out the years.


R code used for the HLB-Microbiome project.


Current project… Exploratory analysis of rice varieties grown in Nepal.


If you wondering how to keep versions of your code, writing, or anything else… then here is a short guide that might quench your desire.



Steps to link R working directory with the remote server


Nepal is a land where the nature merges with culture and the base of religion is reflected in the art and architecture.



Following are the list of courses that I participated as a TA, or an Instructor, or an Organizer:

  • PLP6905, Networks in Agricultural and Ecological Systems (TA)

  • Introduction to Network Models in R - Annual Meeting of American Phytopathological Society (2016)- (Instructor)

  • PLPTH 850, Introduction to R Programming Environment for Biologists (TA)

  • Using R for Applied Statistics- Hands on Training - (Organizer/ Instructor)


  • Protocol for tomato root homogenization pdf

  • RNA extraction using trizol, and cDNA preparation pdf

  • Cell counting using hemocytometer pdf

  • Cell Staining for Cancer Initiating Stem Cells (CISCs) pdf

  • Extracellular staining pdf

  • Staining of intracellular organelles using antibodies pdf

  • Preparing intermediate solution pdf

  • Preparing cell lysate ready for Western Blot pdf

  • Protocol for MTT assay pdf

  • Preparing lab media pdf

  • Preparing TBE solution for gel electrophoresis pdf

Nepal & Agriculture

  • Sales Boost Seed Sector Growth in Nepal. post
  • National Seed Vision 2013-2025 of Nepal. pdf
  • वैज्ञानिकलाई देश फर्काउने अभियान BBC News
  • Nepali farmers fight to save indigenous seeds. post
  • National Agriculture Genetic Resources Center (Genebank) link
  • Going to seed- Hybrid and genetically-modified seeds may create more problems than they solve. post
  • Spielman et al., 2016- Towards better metrics and policymaking for seed system development: Insights from Asia’s seed industry.
  • Finding the future for farmers in Beora Nepal. post
  • When Will the Rain Come? Nepali Farmers’ Experiences with Climate Change. video