Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Sanjay Kumar Singh

Sanjay Kumar Singh, first author of BHLH IRIDOID SYNTHESIS 3 is a member of a bHLH gene cluster regulating terpenoid indole alkaloid biosynthesis in Catharanthus roseus

Current Position: Scientist at the University of Kentucky, USA

Education: Ph.D. in plant science, Bose Institute, India

Non-scientific Interests: poetry, gardening, non-fiction books

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-0835-5928

 Brief bio: I am a plant biologist working at the interface of molecular biology and bioinformatics to study the regulation of complex metabolic pathways in plants. During my Ph.D. study, I focused on the understanding of the evolution of DNA damage and repair machinery in higher plants. I joined the lab of Professor Ling Yuan as a postdoctoral scholar and have been involved in a number of research projects related to the regulation of specialized metabolic pathways in plants, including Catharanthus roseus and Nicotiana tabacum. For my current research as a Scientist, I utilized a wide range of genomic and transcriptomic methods to better understand the global regulation of gene expression at the transcriptional, post-transcriptional, and post-translational levels. I am involved in the discovery of novel regulatory genes and elucidate their functions in specialized metabolic pathway regulation.