Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Sanjay Kumar Singh

Sanjay Kumar Singh, co-first author of Mutually Regulated AP2/ERF Gene Clusters Modulate Biosynthesis of Specialized Metabolites in Plants

Current Position: Scientist at the University of Kentucky, USA

Education: PhD in plant science, Bose Institute, India

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

Brief bio: I am a plant biologist working at the interface of molecular biology and bioinformatics to study complex biological systems. During my PhD study, I focused on the understanding of 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 tabaccum. 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 discovery of novel genes and elucidate their functions in pathway regulation.