dr. K. Durga Prasad (Kavya)

Medewerker - Plant Systems Physiology

dr. K. Durga Prasad (Kavya)
Bezoekadres

Heyendaalseweg 135
6525 AJ NIJMEGEN
Interne postcode: 71

Postadres

Postbus 9010
6500 GL NIJMEGEN

Werkdagen maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag, vrijdag

I am a plant developmental biologist, interested in a natural process of root regeneration. I am intrigued by the amazing ability of plant roots to regenerate their entire tip, including stem cells, post damage. To pursue Doctoral research in the field of my interest, I joined Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM), located at God’s own country (Kerala), in India. Exploiting genetics and confocal imaging, I delineated the molecular basis underlying root tip regeneration. I also demonstrated the remarkable ability of PLETHORA2 (PLT2) protein in transforming the regeneration-incompetent differentiating cells of root, to regeneration-competent ones. After the completion of PhD, I joined Radboud University as a Postdoc (Radboud Excellence Fellow). Here, I am exploiting my expertise in regeneration-related techniques and exploring an elusive area in the field of plant regeneration which is ''epigenetic regulation of root tip regeneration by histone deacetylases (HDACs)''.

Publicaties

Onderwijs

Curriculum Vitae