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Dr.Muquarrab A.Qureshi
USDA
USA
Title: Challenges and Opportunities in meeting agricultural workforce needs: A USDA vision

 

 

Biography:

Dr. Muquarrab Ahmed Qureshi is a member of the U.S. Senior Executive Service and is currently serving as Deputy Director, Institute of Youth, Family, and Community, in the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) at USDA.  

Prior to joining USDA, Dr. Qureshi served as a Professor of Immunology, the Director of Interdisciplinary Graduate Program of Physiology, Director of Graduate Program of Poultry Science, and the Associate Dean of the Graduate School at North Carolina State University (NCSU).  During his time at NCSU, Dr. Qureshi received several national outstanding teaching awards.  He also authored 115 peer-reviewed scientific publications, mentored 20 MS and Ph.D. students, and is a Fellow of the Poultry Science Association.  Dr. Qureshi was a Fulbright Scholar and has carried out several invited international assignments through the United Nations or the U.S. Government.

In 2003 Dr. Qureshi joined USDA’s Cooperative State, Research, Education, and Extension Service as a National Program Leader for Animal Genetics.  Prior to his current position as the Deputy Director of the Institute of Youth, Family, and Community, Dr. Qureshi served as the Director of the Division of Animal Systems within NIFA’s Institute of Food Production and Sustainability. 

Dr. Qureshi has a DVM and M.Sc. degrees from Pakistan and a Ph.D. in Immunogenetics and Immunotoxicology from Cornell University.
 

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