Dr. Mafruha Afroz is a Plant Pathologist at Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Bangladesh. She has been working at this largest agricultural research institute for over 15 years. Dr. Afroz received her Ph.D in Bacteriology from Ohio State University, USA. Her main research focuses are diagnosis and molecular characterization of plant pathogens with their appropriate management. Her research also includes management of diseases using varietal resistance, cultural, chemical, and biological tools. She published a number of original research articles in the reputed national and international journals and other publishings.