The 2022 WIT Mentor awardee is Parveen Chuneja, Director and Principal molecular geneticist at the School of Agricultural Biotechnology at Punjab Agricultural University. In 2018 she and team members from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) earned the BGRI Gene Stewardship Award. She is a fellow of two national science academies of India. Her research focuses on identification and introgression of novel genetic variation from wild wheat species into cultivated wheat leading to wheat gene pool enrichment. Along with her team, she has successfully introgressed a series of genes for disease resistance, quality, and productivity traits from wild Aegilops and Triticum species to elite wheat backgrounds. Chhuneja has mentored more than 30 young women researchers, including WIT Early Career awardees Mitaly Bansal (2016) and Sanu Arora (2019).