Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Swarup Roy Choudhury

Swarup Roy Choudhury, first author of The role of Gβ protein in controlling cell expansion via potential interaction with lipid metabolic pathways

Current Position: Assistant Professor, IISER, Tirupati, India

Education: Ph.D. in Plant Science, Bose Institute, Kolkata, India; M.S. in Plant Science, University of Kalyani, India.

Non-scientific Interests: Reading, Exercising, Traveling and Gardening

Brief bio: As a Ph.D. student, I worked in the laboratory of Professor Dibyendu N. Sengupta, Division of Plant Biology, Bose Institute, Kolkata, India, where I received training in plant molecular biology. Afterwards, I joined Dr. Sona Pandey’s lab at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, where I was involved in identification and functional characterization of heterotrimeric G protein signalling components and pathways in plants using genetic and biochemical approaches. My research was based on utilization of RNAi, artificial microRNA (amiRNA) and CRISPR-cas9 to knockdown a gene or group of genes in stable and transient systems for characterization of their functional role during plant growth and development. I recently joined Indian Institute of Science Education and research (IISER), Tirupati, India, as Assistant Professor in the Biology Department. My current research is focussed on investigating the signaling mechanism during legume nodule development, and evaluating its agricultural importance.