Cholani K. Weebadde
Assistant Professor - Plant Breeding and Genetics, Molecular Breeding and Genomics, Agricultural Biotechnology, Environmental Biosafety and Food Safety, Intellectual Property Rights, Technology Transfer, and Sustainable Agriculture
Ph.D.1066 Bogue Street, Room A384D
East Lansing, MI 48824
Education and Experience
Assistant Professor, Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University, 2009-Present
Adjunct Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University, 2007-2009
Ph.D., Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 2005
B.Sc. Botany, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1998
Specific Areas of Interest
Plant Breeding and Genetics, Molecular Breeding and Genomics, Agricultural Biotechnology, Environmental Biosafety and Food Safety, Intellectual Property Rights, Technology Transfer, and Sustainable Agriculture.
Building capacity in developing countries on agricultural development related issues, collaborative research project and program management, team building and human resource development, institutional development and networking.
T. Sengooba, R. Grumet, J. Hancock, B. Zawedde, L. Kitandu, C. Weebadde, M. Karembu, E. Kenya, K. Meredia, P. Nampala, J. Ochanda, H. Quemada, M. Rubindamayugi. 2009. Development and delivery of biosafety education relevant to genetically engineered crops for academic and non-academic stakeholders in East Africa. Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 12 No.1
C. K. Weebadde, D. Wang, C.E. Finn, K.S. Lewers, J.J. Luby, J. Bushakra, T.M. Sjulin and J.F. Hancock. 2008. Using a Linkage Mapping Approach to Identify QTL for Day-neutrality in the Octoplid Strawberry (Fragaria ×ananassa Duch ex Rozier) - Journal of Plant Breeding. Vol 127 N 1, p 94 -101
K. M. Maredia, C. Ransom and C.K. Weebadde. 2008. Intellectual Property Polices and Practices in South Asia Region. Proceedings of the Special Session on South Asia at the Annual Meeting of the Association of University Technology Managers, March 2008., San Diego, California, USA
D. M. Karunaratna, C. Weebadde and D. Sarathchandra. 2008. IP Policies and Technology Transfer Practices in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the Special Session on South Asia at the Annual Meeting of the Association of University Technology Managers, March 2008., San Diego, California, USA
K. M. Maredia and C.K. Weebadde. 2007. Agricultural Biotechnology and Emerging Global Linkages: Perspectives from Michigan State University. Proceedings of the Asian Biotechnology, Innovation and Development (ABIDI) - Issues in Measurement and Collection of Statistics, Research and information Systems for Developing Countries, New Delhi, India, January 2007
C. Cronquist, C. Weebadde and K. Maredia. 2007. Building Sustainable Biosafety Education Capacity: Training of Trainers Program in Biosafety/Biotechnology. Policy Brief. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
J. F. Hancock, C.K. Weebadde and S. Serce. 2007. Challenges Faced by Day-neutral Strawberry Breeders in the Continental Climates of the Eastern USA and Canada - Hort Science
Cholani Weebadde and Clarice Mensah; Report of Breakout group 2: How Will We Provide Improved Varieties of Specialty minor and Subsistence Crops in the Future? HortScience vol. 41(1), February, 2006.
Dieudonné Baributsa, Cathy Weir, Cholani Weebadde, Suresh Kumar and Karim Maredia; Building Human Resources and Institutional Capacity in Emerging Areas of International Agricultural Development. Proceeding of the 7th African Crop Science Society Conference, Entebbe, Uganda, December 2005.