Raizada Lab at Work and Play
Post-doc Kamal Khadka in the corn field during the summer of 2020 during Covid. Kamal has just written down that some of his corn plants were short while others were tall but not as tall as him....what he calls 'semi-quantitative phenotyping".
Graduate student Jade Muileboom working in the greenhouse in 2020 during Covid...notice she is all alone (someone else took the picture from the outside world).
Graduate students Jade Muileboom and Michelle Thompson in Europe in 2019....supposedly attending a conference.
PhD student Michelle Thompson busy in our corn field (Summer 2019)
Post-doc Dr. Malinda Thilakarathna (left) and PhD student Omar Hewedy (right) at our research plots in Elora (Summer 2019).
Graduate students Jade Muileboom, Michelle Thompson and Anuja Shrestha accepting the same scholarship in 2019 (hope they didn't have to split it!)
Erik Glemser going for a joy ride in the field......the equipment was later recovered safely.
Raizada Lab Summer 2019. Top row (L-R): Ben McFadyen, Omar Hewedy, Manish Raizada, Michelle Thompson, Muhammed Khan, Malinda Thilakarathna. Bottom row (L-R); Anuja Shrestha, Jacob Kazsas, Godfrey Chu, Jade Muileboom, Eman Khalaf, Jake Gregory.
Omar receiving a scholarship award and cheque from Associate Dean Rebecca Hallett (2019). Notice how tightly Omar is holding on to the envelope.
Results of a field spray chemical that accidentally shrunk PhD student Anuja Shrestha. Summer 2019.
Undergraduate researcher Jacob Kaszas eating our most important experiment.....he has not been seen since (Summer 2019)
Lab surprising Manish in his office on his birthday. They looked happy until he yelled at them and told them, "break over.....get back to work" (January 2019).
At Godfrey Chu's retirement party in 2019. Godfrey was our valued field technician and friend.....until he decided to abandon us, because "he had better things to do". He is the man standing up.
From left to right: PhD students Anuja Shrestha, Michelle Thompson and Omar Hewedy at the 2019 Plant Health Conference in the United States.....somewhere.
Lab group (Summer 2019). From L-R; Tejendra Chapagain, Manish Raizada, Jake Gregory, Malinda Thilakarathna, Ben McFadyen, Anuja Shrestha, Jade Muileboom, Michelle Thompson, Eman Khalaf, Kamal Khadka and his/Anuja's daughter Aroohi (...we recruit them when they are young).
Lab celebrating Chris Dumigan's successful MSc defence....he's the one in the tie (December 2018)
MSc student Charles Shearer describing the size of the corn cob he was expecting due to his beneficial microbe spray.......to an attentive audience (the only one who believed him)
Manish speaking to a large audience at the 29th Fungal Genetics Conference (2017) in Asilomar, California, as a Chair's Choice Plenary Speaker......he managed not to embarrass the people of Canada (at least not this time).
Manish auctioning a pair of gardening gloves....actually discussing the SAK picture book for smallholder farmers at the GIFS Conference in Saskatoon, Canada, in 2016. This was the first and only time he wore a suit that decade.
Lab Group after a picnic lunch
Lab meeting + snacks
Lab picnic with kids
Celebrating the awarding of the PhD degree to Amelie Gaudin (left) and Sameh Soliman (right) (Feb 2011)....a double joyful moment for an advisor (middle).
Joe Berchie being honored by the elders in Ghana upon the awarding of the PhD degree (Dec 2010)