Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Asis Shrestha

Asis Shrestha, first author of An ancestral allele of pyrroline-5-carboxylate synthase1 promotes proline accumulation and drought adaptation in cultivated barley

Current Position: Doctoral student, Plant Breeding, INRES, University of Bonn, Germany

Education: Masters of Science in Agriculture Sciences and Resource Management in Tropics and Sub-tropics, University of Bonn, Germany

Non-scientific interests: Traveling, hiking, music and cooking

Brief Bio: I completed my M.Sc. in Agriculture Sciences and Resource Management in Tropics and Sub-tropics at the University of Bonn. In 2017, I got the opportunity to join Research and Training Group (GRK2064) funded by DFG for my doctoral study. Currently, I am working on the genetic analysis of drought-inducible proline response in barley natural diversity and its association to yield related traits. In addition, I am mining new alleles from diverse barley genotypes and characterizing their role in the process of drought stress tolerance.