Meet the Team
Graduate Research Assistant
I completed my bachelor's from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (India) in Agricultural Sciences and then pursued a master’s from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana (India). My masters' work was focused on bioremediation of heavy metal contaminated soil. After my master's, I wanted to explore more in soil fertility and nutrient management as my new field of interest. I joined Clemson University as a Graduate Research Student from January 2021. Currently, I am working on fine-tuning the Nitrogen fertilizer recommendation rate for cotton production in the southeastern USA. I was always curious about working in soil and understanding more about its complex ways of working. This position provided me unique opportunity to explore new areas of soil fertility and extension. I enjoyed traveling in South Carolina to meet farmers for the on-farm trials and working with my lab members. My hobbies are reading books, painting, and traveling.
Shruthy Suresh Kumar
Graduate Research Assistant
Master's Student (Spring 2021- Present)
I earned my bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from Kerala Agricultural University, India, in 2015. I started working as an Agricultural Extension officer in a public sector bank in 2016, wherein I got the privilege to work and interact closely with the farming community of India for 2.5 years. The experiences gained during this time frame made me realize the necessity of incorporating better farm management practices that could help farmers enhance economic returns. I needed to bolster my knowledge base to help them with the latest technical know-how, and this formed the basis for my decision to pursue a master’s degree, and I joined Clemson University in Spring 2021. I am currently working as a Graduate Research Assistant, and my research work concentrates on exploring Soil Potassium dynamics in Cotton. I am excited about this opportunity as it provides me with hands-on field-level research and extension experience. I have been driving across South Carolina and establishing trials on farmers’ fields throughout the summer. My goal is to better understand the processes happening in soil that could help formulate strategies to enhance soil health while maintaining economic yields.
Christianah Tinuola Oladoye
Graduate Research & Teaching Assistant
Ph.D. Student (Fall 2020- Present)
I completed my Bachelor's degree and Master of Philosophy in Soil Science from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Nigeria. I was a Research Scholar in the Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, where I worked on abiotic stress management of snap bean and nutrient management of fruits and vegetables. I have a particular interest in Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition.
I started my Ph.D. in Fall 2020, and my research focuses on nutrient management in row cropping systems: Quantifying the nitrogen and potassium credits of single and multi-species cover crops in a cotton-peanut cropping system. I have been involved in establishing trials at farmer's fields and the Experimental Station. I am a Teaching Assistant in Soil Testing and Plant Analysis (8060). I am excited about my research, the field, and the laboratory aspect: I look forward to improving efficient nutrient management for cotton production in South Carolina.
- 2021 Wade Stackhouse Fellowship
- 2021 NAPBS Diversity Award
- 2021 Graduate Travel Grant, Clemson University, GSG
- 2021 ASA, CSSA, SSSA Graduate Leadership Fellowship
- 2021 American Society of Agronomy - 1st place photo contest
- 2021 Clemson Thinks2 Graduate Teaching Institute
- 2022 ComSciCon-ATL award
- 2022 Corteva DELTA grant
- 2022 Wade Stackhouse Fellowship