Mohan Sharma: Plant Physiology First Author

Mohan Sharma, co-first author of “MEDIATOR SUBUNIT17 integrates jasmonate and auxin signaling pathways to regulate thermomorphogenesis”

Current Position: Post-doctoral fellow, Institute of Biology III, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Education: Doctor of Philosophy, National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), New Delhi, India

Non-scientific Interests: Adventure Activities, Trekking, Travelling, Rafting & Camping, Playing Cricket, Watching Movies.

Brief bio:

I feel very fortunate to join Dr. Ashverya Laxmi’s laboratory at NIPGR, New Delhi, where I pursued my Ph.D. During my PhD, I worked on diverse aspects of plant biology and developed my understanding of how plants develop in challenging environments. My PhD work focused mostly on how plants cope with stress responses under different energy status. Apart from PhD projects, I have always been passionate about working on how plants sense and adapt to sudden fluctuations in the environment and what are the molecular mechanisms behind it. I am currently working as a Postdoc Fellow at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg in Germany, where I am applying my previous knowledge and skills to understand the molecular mechanisms of how plants maintain their stemness behavior. My core competencies include molecular and cell biology, genetics, epigenetics and developmental biology.

Lastly, I am extremely grateful to Dr. Jitendra K. Thakur and Dr. Ashverya Laxmi, without their continued guidance, support and inspiration, the work published in this study would not have been possible.