Currently working as a Research Scientist at Bond Life Sciences Center, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA. My research focus on to identify and characterize the new molecular players involved in metal homeostasis.
Plants and seeds are the main dietary source of essential micronutrients (Zn, Fe, Cu, and Mn) for humans and livestock but also the main entry point for toxic elements (Cd, Pb, As, and Hg) into the food chain. Any effort devoted to increase yield has to ensure that the nutritional value of seeds and grains is retained or, preferably, improved. Understanding the fundamentals of growth and development of plants is of the utmost importance in order to meet the global demands for food.