Dr Ajaz A Lone completed his Ph D in Genetics and Plant Breeding from G B Pant University of Agriculture University, Pantnagar during 2006. Recipient / qualified national exams like GATE, ICAR-NET, CSIR-NET and Graduate Assistance ship. Visiting scientist to R. R. Foil Plant Science Research Center, Mississippi State University, USA during 2016-17. Joined as Assistant Professor in Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agriculture & Technology of Kashmir in 2007. Since then involved in crop breeding research in Pulses and Maize. Involved in development of several crop varieties in Maize and Pulses at state and national level. Credited with development of promising pre breeding lines and documented and deposited in national repository (>85). Also involved in teaching of undergraduate and post graduate students enrolled in different academic programmes. Involved in mentoring post graduate students leading to their respective fulfilment of their professional degree programmes. Actively involved in participatory extension research across Kashmir valley. Published more than 170 papers in journals of national and international repute and also presented his research in different conferences nationally and internationally in different countries including India, USA, China, Egypt and Thialand. Also published 3 books and numerous research manuals, Book Chapters and drafted many university publications. Also credited with various Fellowships including Raman Post Doctorial Fellowship, CIMMYT-Mexico Sponsorship, Borlouge Sponsorship and SERB International Fellowship (twice). Successfully executed various research projects sponsored by UGC, NAIP,NMHS, RKVY, DST, PPV & FRA and DoPR. Currently working as Professor cum Chief Scientist in the field of Genetics and Plant Breeding (AICPR-Pulses). Succesfully completed two months post doctorial fellowship programme at Akdeniz University, Antalya Turkiye during 2022.