Kumar Lama

Department of Life Sciences, School of Science
Bharatpur Metropolitan City - 11, Chitwan, Bagmati Province, Nepal
Honors and Awards

M. Sc. Ag. & PhD (Plant Science in Agriculture – Horticulture) from The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Honors and Awards

1. International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) Young Minds Award - 2019

2. Pears Foundation Scholarship Award for M. Sc. Ag., 2012-2014


• Physiological and molecular approaches to understand the fruits and vegetables development and ripening

• Sensory analysis (taste and smell) in harvested fruits and vegetables

• Mechanism of water loss in fruits and vegetables during cold storage – postharvest biology

• Climate change and its impact on horticultural crop production

  • Kumar Lama, Li-Juan Chai, Reut Peer, Huiqin Ma, Yelena Yeselson, Arthur A. Schaffer, Moshe A. Flaishman (2022). Extreme sugar accumulation in late fig ripening is accompanied by global changes in sugar metabolism and transporter gene expression. Physiologia Plantarum
  • Lama, K., Alkalai-Tuvia, S., Chalupowicz, D., & Fallik, E. (2020). Extended Storage of Yellow Pepper Fruits at Suboptimal Temperatures May Alter Their Physical and Nutritional Quality.. Agronomy, 10(8), 1109
  • Lama, K., Harlev, G., Shafran, H., Peer, R., & Flaishman, M. A. (2020). Anthocyanin accumulation is initiated by abscisic acid to enhance fruit color during fig (Ficus carica L.) ripening.. Journal of Plant Physiology, 153192
  • Lama, K., Peer, R., Shlizerman, L., Meir, S., Doron-Faigenboim, A., Sadka, A., Aharoni, A., & Flaishman, M. A. (2020). Tissue-specific organic acid metabolism in reproductive and non-reproductive parts of the fig fruit is partially induced by pollination. . Physiologia Plantarum, 168, 133-147
  • Lama, K., Modi, A., Peer, R., Izhaki, Y., & Flaishman, M. A. (2019). On-tree ABA application synchronizes fruit ripening and maintains keeping quality of figs (Ficus carica L.). . Scientia Horticulturae, 253, 405-411
  • Lama, K., Yadav, S., Rosianski, Y., Shaya, F., Lichter, A., Chai, L., ... & Flaishman, M. A. (2019). The distinct ripening processes in the reproductive and non-reproductive parts of the fig syconium are driven by ABA.. Journal of experimental botany, 70(1), 115-131
  • Flaishman, M. A., Peer, R., Raz, A., Cohen, O., Izhaki, K., Bocobza, S. Lama, K., Pliner, M., & Levy, A. (2018). Advanced molecular tools for breeding in Mediterranean fruit trees: genome editing approach of Ficus carica L. In XXX International Horticultural Congress IHC2018
  • Rosianski, Y., Doron-Faigenboim, A., Freiman, Z. E., Lama, K., Milo-Cochavi, S., Dahan, Y., ... & Flaishman, M. A. (2016). Tissue-specific transcriptome and hormonal regulation of pollinated and Parthenocarpic fig (Ficus carica L.) fruit suggest that fruit ripening is coordinated by the reproductive part of the Syconium. . Frontiers in plant science, 7, 1696
  • Lama, K., Alkalai-Tuvia, S., Perzelan, Y., & Fallik, E. (2016). Nutritional qualities and aroma volatiles of harvested red pepper fruits stored at suboptimal temperatures. Scientia Horticulturae, 213, 42-48.