Sivakrishna Gundra

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow



Research Interests

CRISPR-Cas mediated synthetic directed evolution in plants for targeted trait engineering. 


  • B.Sc., Biotechnology, Kakatiya University, Warangal, India, 506009.
  • M.Sc., Genetics, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, 500007.
  • Ph.D., Genetics, CPMB, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, 500007. 

Professional Profile

  • 2020-Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • June 2019-December 2019: Visiting researcher, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2018-2019: Research associate, CPMB, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.

KAUST Affiliations

Prof. Magdy Mahfouz's Group

CDA - Center for Desert Agriculture

BESE - Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division

Research Interests Keywords

CRISPR-Cas Directed evolution Crop improvement