I am a postdoc at Adrienne Roeder's Lab at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. I did my PhD from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India on trichome development. Currently I am working on giant cell specification in the sepals of Arabidopsis flowers using molecular genetics, Genomics (RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq and single cell RNA-Seq) and cell biology approaches.
Career Status: Postdoctoral Scholar
Research Areas: Development, Genetics, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Gene Regulation
The TCP4 Transcription Factor Directly Activates TRICHOMELESS1 and 2 and Suppresses Trichome Initiation. (First author profile highlighted https://plantae.org/recognizing-plant-physiology-first-authors-batthula-vijaya-lakshmi-vadde/)
1.Co-Chair of School of Integrative Plant Science Postdoctoral Association (SIPS-PA), 2019-2020, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA.
2.Postdoc representative of plant biology section in faculty meetings, 2019-2020, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA.
3. Volunteered in demonstrating science experiments to school and college students at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India.
4. Actively participated as a member of organizing committee for BIO QUEST-2010, at University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India.