Anamika Rawat

Research Scientists

Research Scientist



Research Interests

MAP Kinase signaling cascade in plant stress biology; Plant-microbe interaction 

Selected Publications

  • INDETERMINATE-DOMAIN 4 (IDD4) coordinates immune responses with plant-growth in Arabidopsis thaliana. Völz R , Kim SK, Mi J, Rawat A, Veluchamy A, Mariappan K, Rayapuram N, Daviere JM, Achard P, Blilou I, Al-Babili S, Benhamed M, Hirt H. PLOS Pathogen, (2019)
  • The Physcomitrella patens exocyst subunit EXO70.3d has distinct roles in growth and development, and is essential for completion of the moss life cycle. Rawat A, Brejsková L, Hála M, Cvrčková F and Žárský V . New Phytologist, (2017)
  • Microtubule-dependent targeting of the exocyst complex is necessary for xylem development in Arabidopsis. Vukašinović N, Oda Y, Pejchar P, Synek L, Pečenková T, Rawat A, Sekereš J, Potocký M and Žárský V. New Phytologist, (2016)
  • Evolution of the land plant exocyst complexes. Cvrčková F, Grunt M, Bezvoda R, Hála M, Kulich I, Rawat A and Žárský V. Frontiers in Plant Science, (2012) 


  • Ph.D., Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, 2017 

Professional Profile

  • 2018 - 2021 - Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Saudi Arabia 
  • 2022 - Postdoctoral fellow, Queens University, Canada
  • 2023 - present - Research Scientist, KAUST, Saudi Arabia


  • 2017 - VSRP fellowship, KAUST
  • 2011 - Marie-Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Fellowship. Project entitled “PLANTORIGINS”, Charles University, Prague, Czech Repbulic.

Research Interests Keywords

plant stress biology plant microbe interaction signal transduction