Bhuvan Pathak: Plant Direct First Author

Bhuvan Pathak, co-first author of “Phenotypic and transcriptomic analysis reveals early stress responses in transgenic rice expressing Arabidopsis DREB1a”

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Biological and Life Sciences Division, School of Arts and Sciences, Ahmedabad University, Gujarat, India

Education: PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA

Non-scientific Interests: Writing poems, cooking

Brief bio: I’m currently working as Assistant Professor at Ahmedabad University, Gujarat, India. I am pursuing my research in the oil seed crop (such as peanuts and soybeans) improvement through genome editing approaches.

The published work was a part of my postdoctoral work at University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, in which I had developed a pipeline on the transcriptomic analysis using galaxy web source for AtDREB1a introduced in rice through Cre-lox recombination. This pipeline had also separated the transgenes and the endogenous genes of the rice genome to validate our strategy through omics approaches. I also conducted salinity stress experiment for the functional validation of AtDREB1a conferring resistance against the stress at the seedling stage, where we successfully showed that AtDREB1a provided the resistance to the salinity stress to the seedlings as early as S3 stage of germination.