I finished my Ph.D. in Biological Sciences working in Dr. Sourav Datta's Lab at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Bhopal in 2020. I have been working on light signaling and its interaction with hormonal signaling pathways in Arabidopsis. My broad interest is in the strategies by which plants perceive the changing environment around them and adjust their physiology and development to optimize their life processes.

Career Status:
Postdoctoral Scholar

Research Areas:
Development, Signals and Responses


1.      Yadukrishnan P, Datta S (2020) Light and abscisic acid interplay in early seedling development. New Phytologist. doi:10.1111/nph.16963

2.      Yadukrishnan P, Rahul PV, Ravindran N, Bursch K, Johansson H, Datta S. (2020) CONSTITUTIVELY PHOTOMORPHOGENIC1 promotes ABA-mediated inhibition of post-germination seedling establishment. The Plant Journal. 103: 481-496. doi: 10.1111/tpj.14844

3.      Yadukrishnan P, Rahul PV, Datta S. (2020) HY5 suppresses, rather than promotes, ABA-mediated inhibition of post-germination seedling development. Plant Physiology. 184: 574-578. doi:10.1104/pp.20.00783

4.      Yadav A, Singh D, Lingwan M, Yadukrishnan P, Masakapalli SK, Datta S. (2020) Light signaling and UV-B mediated plant growth regulation. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology. 62 (9): 1270-1292. doi:10.1111/jipb.12932

5.      Yadav A, Bakshi S, Yadukrishnan P, Lingwan M, Dolde U, Wenkel S, Masakapalli SK, Datta S. (2019) The B-box containing microprotein miP1a/BBX31 regulates photomorphogenesis and UV-B protection in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology. 179: 1876-1892. doi:10.1104/pp.18.01258

6.      Yadav A, Lingwan M, Yadukrishnan P, Masakapalli SK, Datta S. (2019) BBX31 promotes hypocotyl growth, primary root elongation and UV-B tolerance in Arabidopsis. Plant Signaling & Behavior. 14(5):e1588672. doi:10.1080/15592324.2019.1588672

7.      Vaishak KP, Yadukrishnan P, Bakshi S, Kushwaha AK, Ramachandran H, Job N, Babu D, Datta S. (2019) The B-box Bridge between Light and Hormones in Plants. Journal of Photobiology and Photochemistry: B. doi:10.1016/ j.jphotobiol.2018.12.021

8.      Job N, Yadukrishnan P, Bursch K, Datta S, Johansson H. (2018) Two B-box proteins regulate photomorphogenesis by oppositely modulating HY5 through their diverse C-terminal domains. Plant Physiology. 176: 2963-2976. doi:10.1104/pp.17.00856

9.      Yadukrishnan P, Job N, Johansson H, Datta S. (2018) Opposite roles of group IV BBX proteins: Exploring missing links between structural and functional diversity. Plant Signaling & Behavior. 13(8):e1462641. doi:10.1080/15592324.2018.1462641

10.      Rawat M, Yadukrishnan P, Kumar N (2018) Mechanism of action of nanoparticles in living systems. In P. Bhatt & A. Sharma (Eds.), Microbial Biotechnology in Environmental Monitoring and Clean-up. IGI Global. doi: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3126-5.ch014

Current Affiliations
Experience & Education