I am Anil Babu Baniya, MS student of Nematology at Department of Entomology and Nematology in University of Florida. I completed my Bachelors of science (B.S) in Agriculture from Tribhuvan University at Institute of Agriculture and Animal Sciences Rampur Chitwan, Nepal on 2013. After my graduation I joined Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) as Technical Officer (T6) and was involved in conducting trials on various agronomic crops. During my tenure at NARC I was fascinated towards the study on nematodes.
I am highly interested in conducting research on understanding the biology of nematodes and the management of plant-parasitic nematodes by the application of bio-control measures and genomic tools.
Currently I am serving as a Graduate research assistant in Department of Entomology and Nematology. My research focuses on understanding the biology of soil supressiveness and identifying the microbial community associated with root-knot nematode suppressive soil in Florida.