Recognizing Plant Direct first authors: Archana Kumari Srivastava

Archana Kumari Srivastava, first author of MYC2 Regulates ARR16, a Component of Cytokinin Signaling Pathways, in Arabidopsis Seedling Development

Current Position: Research Associate in Medical Research Department, Healthcare Division, Research & Development at Emami Ltd., India

Education: Ph.D. in Biotechnology from National Institute of Technology Durgapur, India; M.Tech in Biotechnology from West Bengal University of Technology, India. M.Sc. in Biotechnology from The University of Burdwan, India

Non-scientific Interests: Badminton, Dance, Reading books and have a knack for learning different languages

Brief bio: I always had a fascination for molecular biology since my school days and fortunately I had the privilege of having my doctoral degree that dealt with the molecular and functional aspect of the connection of MYC2 transcription factor and ARR16 in Arabidopsis thaliana seedling development in the perspective of light signaling pathway. Academic knowledge of basic science at the molecular level of plant biology gained during my Ph.D. study inspired me to venture into the application science in industrial sector with a vision to convert the knowledge into economy to benefit our society at large.