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Mahadi in lab with microscope

Hello! This is Mahadi Hasan Redoy. I am a Ph.D. student in the Grape Pathology lab at the Alson H. Smith Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Winchester, VA. Here I am working with Dr. Mizuho Nita, my research supervisor. My main research focus is on the crown gall of grapes, which is an economically significant disease worldwide. I will investigate interactions between the pathogen and a biological control agent to develop an effective management tool. The biological control agents are microorganisms that can interfere with the pathogen’s activity to control the disease development. 

I was born and raised in Bangladesh. I have completed my Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur, Bangladesh (BSMRAU) in 2019. After graduating, I joined the Plant Pathology lab as a Graduate Research Assistant and completed my Master’s in Plant Pathology in 2021 from the same university. During my master's, I have gained experience in the biocontrol of soil-borne plant pathogens. My desire for more research and learning more about plant pathology has guided me toward the opportunity, at Virginia Tech. Aside from my academic side, I love traveling, reading novels, and anime.