Nidhi Rawat

Nidhi Rawat
Assistant Professor
Organizational Unit
Assistant Professor
Nidhi Rawat
University of Maryland
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Plant Science & Landscape Architecture
2114 Plant Sciences Bldg
College Park, Maryland 20742
Phone (main): 301 405-9744
Fax: 301 314-9308


  • Genetic resistance to pathogens
  • Investigating how the plants interact with their pathogens and
  • Developing solutions to fungal diseases of small grain crops including wheat and barley
  • Using Fusarium graminearum, the causal organism of Fusarium Head Blight in wheat and barley, as a model we are investigating the broad-spectrum strategies that the plants use to resist the pathogen spread.
  • Exploring and applying genetic solutions to the diseases of wheat and barley