Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Shreya Agrawal

Shreya Agrawal, first author of The Functions of Chloroplast Glutamyl-tRNA in Translation and Tetrapyrrole Biosynthesis

Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Section of Biomolecular Sciences, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Education: Ph.D. in Plant Physiology, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany

Non-scientific Interests: Dancing, traveling

Brief bio: Dr. Shreya Agrawal carried out her bachelor’s and master’s in the field of Biotechnology. She worked on enhancing abiotic stress tolerance in tomato as her master’s thesis project followed by research on elucidating the role of autophagy in lipid accumulation during nitrogen starvation in model alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii as a junior research scholar. She carried out her Ph.D. research as a part of the prestigious International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS), 2014 program at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany. Her Ph.D. work involved production of high-value metabolites in plants and assessing the chloroplast glutamyl-tRNA’s role in translation and tetrapyrrole biosynthesis. Currently she is working on tRNA biology during starvation in bacteria.