Postdoctoral Fellows

Abdul Aziz Eida

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: abiotic and biotic stress tolerance, DARWIN21, desert bacteria, endophytes, plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPRs), plant microbiome, soil microbial community, synthetic community (SynCom), Plant microbe interaction

Alice Fornasiero

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests: Plant genomics and evolution, Population Genetics, Bioinformatics, Genome assembly

Anamika Rawat

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Plant stress biology, Plant microbe interaction, Signal transduction

Arsheed H. Sheikh

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: plant immunity, epitranscriptome, epigenetics, plant signalling

Dongryung Lee

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Salinity tolerance

Elodie Rey

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Crops, Genomics, transcriptomics, polyploidy, domestication, stress resilience

Gwendolyn Kirschner

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Root development, BIRD proteins, Rice, Microscopy

Hendrik (Nico) Kuijer

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Rice, pearl millet, cereal transformation, gene assisted transformation, Zaxionone, creation of expression diversity

Israel Maruri Lopez

Postdoctoral Fellow

Itzell Euridice Hernandez Sanchez

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs), Stress granules (SGs)

Jianing Mi

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: LC-MS-based metabolomics, Plant hormones

Katja Froehlich

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Plant-microbe interactions, plant stress tolerance, plant microbiome

Khalid Sedeek

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Plant genome engineering, Crop improvement

Kirti Shekhawat

Postdoctoral Fellow

Marilia Almeida-Trapp

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Plant Secondary Metabolites, Plant microbe interaction, Metabolome, Phytohormones

Michael Abrouk

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Bioinformatics, Plant genetics, Sequencing, Comparative analysis, Evolution

Naveenkumar Athiyannan

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Disease resistance, Cereal genetics and genomics, Plant-pathogen interactions

Nicolas E. Figueroa Fuentealba

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Physiology, Stress granules, Phytohormones

Noor Al-Bader

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Bioinformatics, Platinum-Standard RefSeq Genomes, Genome Annotation, Ontologies, Expression Analysis, Biostatistics, Abiotic and Biotic Plant Stress, Vegetable Breeding, Population Genetics

Rashid Aman

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Synthetic biology, Plant tissue culture (tobacco and rice), Virus based plant genome engineering, CRISPR/Cas 9 (Cas9 and Cas13) technology for plant genome engineering, CRISPR/Cas13 based RNA virus interference in plants, CRISPR/Cas13 based RNA manipulation in plants, Abiotic Stress Tolerance (Salt-Tolerance), Photoperiodic flowering in Arabidopsis, Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Biochemistry, Cross-talks between Flowering and Salt stress Tolerance, High Affinity Potassium Transport in Arabidopsis and Thellungiella salsuginea, Plant Physiology

Shyam Gundu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Root development, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Cell biology and Molecular Biology

Sivakrishna Gundra

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: CRISPR-Cas, Directed evolution, Crop improvement

Tingting Xiao

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Date palm development, Immunocytochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics

Xiongjie Zheng

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Apocarotenoids, Carotenoids, Genetics, metabolic engineering

Yagiz Alagoz (Yağız Alagöz)

Postdoctoral Fellow

Yajun Wang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Yong Zhou

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Rice, Genome, Comparative Genomics, Genetics, Evolution, NGS, PACBIO, Seuqel2, HiFi, Gene assembly, Iso-seq, RNA-Seq, Structural Variation, TE, Maize, Wheat, Spirodela, Traits, Gene regulation, Phenotyping