Research of my group is focused on genetics and genomics of small grain crops with emphasis on wheat, rye and barley. We are integrating genomic tools and germplasm development to achieve the goals of sustainable agriculture. Identification of novel genes and alleles against abiotic and biotic stresses is a key step to perform genetic improvement of crop plants. We are focused on identification, transfer, and isolation of important genes and alleles playing vital role against abiotic and biotic stresses in small grain crops.
Another important aspect of my research is focused on molecular understanding of yield and yield contributing factors in bread wheat. We have identified some key genes playing important role in spike morphology and grain number per spikelet. Mechanistic studies on these key candidate genes to have a better understanding of these traits are being performed.
PhD (2009): Plant Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India
|2014||IWGSC Early Career Award||International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium at ITMI 2014, Germany|
|2012||IWGSC Early Career Award||International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium, at PAG 2012, USA|
Genetics and genomics of small grain crops