Biological Science Lab Technician
Dr. Suman Rohila is a Biological Science Laboratory Technician for USDA, Agricultural Research Service at the Dale Bumpers Small Farm Research Center. Currently, she is serving as the laboratory manager at the DBSFRC and overseeing animal, plant, and soil sample analysis. She earned a PhD in plant nematology and conducted her research on reniform nematodes, and their control based on management practices on cotton. Following the completion of Ph.D., she worked as a Research Associate and led a study on the biological control of nematodes through bacterial antagonists. At Cornell University, she investigated the interactions of nematodes, microbes, and abiotic factors in soil environments. Dr. Rohila also has extensive experience in plant molecular biology, Agrobacterium-mediated plant transformation, and plant/soil nutrient analysis. At Pennsylvania State University, her research focus was on Drosophila (fly) genetics; specifically, she studied the cellular and molecular basis of learning, memory, and ovulation in Drosophila. Rohila also supported research at the South Dakota Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory. Her research has been published in PLOS One and Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science.