Amol Nankar Assistant Professor; Emphasis: vegetable breeding Horticulture Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)
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Contact Information 229-386-7274
Mailing Address Tifton, CAES Campus 4604 Research Way, Tifton, GA 31793
Shipping Address Tifton, CAES Campus 4604 Research Way, Tifton, GA 31793

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UGA Tifton Campus

Office Location: NESPAL

Dr. Amol Nankar's vegetable breeding program will focus on breeding vegetable crops for stress adaptation (biotic and abiotic), fruit quality, and horticultural traits that are relevant for Georgia and the southeast US. Dr. Nankar’s areas of breeding interests include pre-breeding, trait introgression, marker-assisted selection, high-throughput phenotyping, and application of integrated omics, cultivar development and release. Besides research, his extension role is aimed at working with different stakeholders across the vegetable value chain and serving the associated industry by disseminating vegetable breeding and other educational information that could assist the relevant stakeholders.

Amol has completed his Ph.D. at New Mexico State University in 2016 and served briefly as a Post-doctoral Research Associate at Texas A&M AgriLife in Lubbock from 2016-2018. Before joining the Horticulture Department at UGA, since 2018 Amol served as a Research Scientist in EU funded PlantaSYST project to establish a Center of Excellence “CPSBB” in Bulgaria, Europe.

Besides work, Amol loves to spend time with his family and likes to travel to different places and learn about different cultures. In this new role, he is very much looking forward to serving the community in Georgia and beyond while learning and growing in the UGA.



  • 75% Research
  • 20% Extension
  • 5% Service


  • B.S. Agriculture, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Agricultural University, Akola, India, 2007
  • M.S. Genetics and Plant Breeding, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pant Nagar, India, 2009
  • Ph.D. Plant and Environmental Sciences, New Mexico State University, 2015