Texas Tech University

Rozalynne Samira, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
Institute of Genomics for Crop Abiotic Stress Tolerance

Email: rsamira@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-7377

Department of Plant and Soil Science
Texas Tech University
Bayer Plant Science Building, Room 117C
2911 15th Street
Mail Stop 2122
Lubbock, TX 79409-2122

Rozalynne Samira


Rozalynne Samira is a Research Assistant Professor with Texas Tech's Department of Plant and Soil Science. Rozalynne has received her bachelor's and master's degree in Biotechnology from Bangalore University, India. She has an M.Phil degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She has received her PhD degree in Plant Biology from NC State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Before joining the Texas Tech faculty, Samira served as a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, NC State University. She was also a Research Associate at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka. For her research at the University of Dhaka, she received the National Science and Information & Communication Technology (NSICT) Fellowship and the Prime Minister Higher Education and Research Scholarship, two prestigious fellowships given by the Government of Bangladesh for excellence in scientific research. Samira was also a lecturer of the Department of Biotechnology at the University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC), Bangladesh from 2005 to 2008.

Research Interests

Samira has research expertise in multiple fields including molecular biology, plant pathology, quantitative genetics, and cell and molecular imaging. Her primary research focus has been cellular and molecular response to abiotic and biotic stresses in Arabidopsis, fiber plant Jute (Corchorus olitorius), sorghum, and maize.

Samira's primary focus at Tech is to develop grant-funded research programs to study crosstalk between multiple regulatory and metabolic pathways under abiotic and biotic stresses

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