Postdoctoral Fellows

Alice Fornasiero

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests: Plant genomics, Plant pangenomes, Evolution, Genetic mapping, Segregation distortion, Genotyping-By-Sequencing, ddRAD-seq, Genome assembly

Anamika Rawat

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Arsheed Sheikh

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Plant, Molecular Biology

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

Jianing Mi

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

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

Mike Karampelias

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Plant Microbiology, Plant abiotic stress, Drought, Salinity, Plant-Microbe Interactions, Plant Immunity, Auxin homeostasis, Glucosinolates, Confocal microscopy, Arabidopsis, Wheat, Tomato

Naveenkumar Athiyannan

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Disease resistance, Cereal genetics and genomics, Molecular biology and Biochemistry

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: Virus based plant genome engineering, CRISPR/Cas 9 (Cas9 and Cas13) technology for plant genome engineering, CRISPR/Cas13 based RNA virus interference and other RNA manipulations in plants, Abiotic Stress Tolerance (Salt-Tolerance), 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