College of Agriculture and Bioresources

Research Area(s)

  • Biochemical and molecular characterization of the genetic determinants of grain quality in cereal and pulse crops
  • Genomics


Plant Sciences
Canada Research Chair (tier 1) in Crop Quality (Molecular Biology and Genetics)


  • Ph.D. (Biochemistry), University of Western Ontario
  • Ph.D. (Plant Physiology), Panjab University, India
  • M.Sc., Meerut University, India
  • B.Sc., Meerut University

Selected Publications

Chibbar, R.N., Jaiswal, S., Gangola, M. and Båga M. (2016) Carbohydrate Metabolism. In Wrigley, C., Corke, H., Seetharaman, K., Faubion, J (eds.) Encyclopedia of Food Grains, 2nd Edition, Oxford, Academic Press. Pp 161-173. 

Gangola, M.P., Jaiswal, S., Kannan, U., Gaur, P.M., Båga, M. and Chibbar, R.N. (2016). Galactinol synthase enzyme activity influences raffinose family oligosaccharides (RFO) accumulation in developing chickpea (Cicer arietinuim L.) seeds. Phytochemistry 125: 88 – 98..

Jaiswal, S., Feng, R., Sammynaiken, R., Irvine, C., Bauer, R. and Chibbar, R.N. (2016) Synchrotron based high throughput screening method for mineral analysis in cereal and pulse grains meal.  Microchemical J. 126: 509 - 514

Novak, A., Boldizsar, Adam, E., Kozma-Bognar, L., Majlath, I, Båga, M., Toth, B, Chibbar, R. and Galiba, G. (2016) Light-quality and temperature-dependent CBF-14 gene expression modulates freezing tolerance in cereals. J. Expt. Botany 67: 1285 - 1295

Hucl, P., Briggs, C., Graf, R.J. and Chibbar, R.N. (2015) Genetic gains in agronomic and selected end-use quality traits over a century of plant breeding of Canada Western Red Spring wheat. Cereal Chemistry 92: 537 - 543