Anjil Kumar Srivastava: The Plant Cell First Author

Anjil Kumar Srivastava, co-first author of “The conjugation of SUMO to the transcription factor MYC2 functions in blue light-mediated seedling development in Arabidopsis”

Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Division of Plant Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, UK

 Education: PhD; Botany, Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, India

Non-scientific Interests: playing cricket, driving, reading newspapers

Brief bio: Climate change has been a focus of my attention since I was a master’s student in Varanasi, India. During my tenure at Durham University, I managed to identify different SUMO proteases involved in regulating biotic and abiotic stress response in plants. Currently, I am interested in identifying specific RNA binding proteins in plants involved in the spliceosome complex and regulating the RNA processing including splicing, capping and polyadenylation.