Dr. Shumaila Shahid received her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh in 2008 and 2018, respectively. She is currently working as Scientist (ARS- Agricultural Research Service) in the Division of Plant Pathology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India. She is Co-Principal Investigator of 7 ongoing major research projects at IARI and has also successfully completed 3 major research projects. She has 12 years of experience in research and teaching (Ph.D. and M.Sc.). She has published many research papers in peer-reviewed International and National Journals, edited books and also published several book chapters. She has been honoured with various prestigious awards such as Scientist of the Year Award, Young Scientist Award in Plant Pathology, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Excellence Scientist Award, Young Women Scientist Award, Research Excellence Award, etc. She is a life member of many renowned societies.