Dr. Mohammad Shahid is a scientist with more than 22 years of experience in agricultural research. He has expertise in germplasm collection, seed production, plant breeding, and screening of salt-tolerant crops. He has worked with many crops including quinoa, barley, wheat pearl millet, sorghum, sunflower, safflower and others. He also has done an extensive study of barley and wheat landraces of the Arabian Peninsula.
Before joining ICBA, he worked as research officer at Rice Research Institute, Lahore, Pakistan, where he worked to produce high-yielding, disease-resistant and aromatic rice varieties.