Md Shakhawat Hossain, Ph.D. - Research Scientist

Contact Information:

Division of Plant Sciences,
201 C.S. Bond Life Science Center, 1201 Rollins St.
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211
Telephone: + 1 573-884-4799 (w)
Fax : + 1 573-884-9676



  • Ph.D. (Plant Genetics and Breeding), Chiba University, Chiba, Japan (March, 2003)
  • M.Sc. (Botany), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (1993)
  • B.Sc. (Biology), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (1991)

Professional experiences:

  • Research Scientist/Research Associate (April 2012 – present); Division of Plant Sciences, C. S. Bond Life Science Center, National Center for Soybean Biotechnology, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA.
  • National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Post-doctoral Researcher (September 2007 – February 2012); Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), London, Ontario, Canada
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (April 2003 – July 2007); National Institute of Agro-biological Sciences (NIAS) employed by Japan Science and Technology (JST), Tsukuba, Japan

Current Research Focus:

  • Root hair single cell system biology.
  • miRNAs and their regulation in soybean nodulation.
  • Epigenetic studies of cytosine DNA methylation at single cell level.
  • Developing soybean, Medicago and common bean transcriptomics and gene expression atlas through high throughput RNA-seq.