Bio

I am plant biologist with orientation towards plant molecular biology and agriculture biotechnology. I believe-"Future will be full of challenges for food and fuel; understanding plants is the key".  I was PhD fellow (DBT fellowship) in group of Dr. Ajay K Pandey at National Agri-food Biotechnology Institute, India; later joined Stephan Wenkel Lab, Copenhagen Plant Science Centre, University of Copenhagen. Currently in 2nd postdoc experience, I am part of Prof. Henri Batoko Lab at Louvain Institute of Biomolecular scienceUCLouvain, Belgium.  I have worked in different areas for ex. Iron-phosphate homeostasis in wheat and development of low phytic acid wheat lines (PhD); microProtein regulated plant development and crop microProteins (Postdoc-1) now (Postdoc-2) I am on quest to understand the in-depth interactome of plant TSPO protein and membrane tethering dynamics during autophagy induction and stress (as a part of recent mobility grant I received).

I am working as Plantae Fellow and Scientist Mentor at PlantingScience, USA. I am open for productive collaborations for research/teaching in plant molecular and cell biology, popularization of effective policies for better practices in plant science and advocacy of genetic engineering for improved future crops.

Research Areas:
Gene Regulation, Abiotic Interactions, Cell Biology, Development

Publications

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Volunteer Activities

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