Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

By using a combination of high quality basic and applied research in genomics, molecular biology, physiology, conventional and fast breeding approaches, improved breeding tools, and by leveraging resources from other organisms, the Climate Resilient Wheat Innovation Lab is developing new wheat varieties that can withstand heat stress. In the process the innovation lab is training a cadre of students and scientists and building capacity in focus countries to conduct high quality basic and applied research to address food security needs.

What is the genetic, molecular and physiological basis of heat stress? What is the effect of heat on yield and grain quality? How does the changing climate affect wheat yield and grain quality? These are some of the issues we are examining at our Lab, all with the goal of improving food security among smallholders through higher quality, better growing, and climate change resistant wheat.

Lead Institute

Washington State University


Focus countries 

India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and other SE Asia countries


US-based partners

Kansas State University

Focus-country partners 

Directorate of Wheat Research, National Bureau of Plant Genetics Resources, GB Pant University, CCS University, Punjab Agricultural University, Rajendra Agricultural University, SRTM University, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Rajasthan Agriculture Research Institute, JNKVV, Metahelix, JK Seeds

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Read press release to learn more about the lab’s work.

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Dr. Kulvinder Gill, Director of Climate Resilient Wheat Innovation Lab


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