Recognizing Plant Cell first authors: Anjil Kumar Srivastava

Anjil Kumar Srivastava, first author of SUMO Suppresses the Activity of the Jasmonic Acid Receptor CORONATINE INSENSITIVE 1

Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Department of Biosciences, Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom

Education: Ph.D. in Botany from Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, India

Non-scientific Interests: Cricket, tennis, reading newspapers and travelling

Brief bio: I received my doctoral degree from Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, India. After my PhD, I did my first postdoc with Prof. Sudip Chattopadhyay and continued my research on the light signalling pathway. In Prof. Chattopadhyay’s lab I got awarded with Fast Track Young Scientist project award from Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, India. Later on, I got fascinated with posttranslational modification of proteins and joined the group of Prof. Ari Sadanandom in January 2014 on his ERC grant. Here, I started working on the role and significance of SUMO in JA signalling pathway. In 2016, I was awarded with the DBT-Ramalingaswamy award from Department of Biotechnology, Delhi, India.