Pallavi Singh, PhD
University of Cambridge
I did a PhD in 2015 at National Institute of Plant Genome Research, India, where I worked on investigating the role of Mitogen Activated Protein Kinase (MAPK) signaling networks in imparting flooding tolerance to rice. Then as a post- doctoral associate at Cornell University, USA, my research interests focused on the interaction of rice with its bacterial pathogen Xanthomonas and the role of transcription activator-like (TAL) effector proteins facilitating this interplay.
In 2017, I moved to Cambridge to take up a post-doctoral position with Professor Julian Hibberd in the Department of Plant Sciences. The aim of my work is to better understand the evolution of the most efficient version of photosynthesis, known as the C4 pathway, such that in the long term this metabolism can be integrated into rice. My long-term research aim is to carry out the highest quality of fundamental research that leads to real impact to farmers.
Monday, July 16
3:18 PM – 3:38 PM