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Collecting microbiomes from Searles Lake, California for astrobiological investigations.
Plant abiotic stress:
Using RNAseq technology we are investigating on genes upregulated in the biofuel tree Paulownia elongata under various abiotic stressful conditions. View our publication in the Bioethanol journal.
This project is funded by United States Department of Agriculture
We are interested in studying how turmeric plants respond to heat and salt stress. We are using next generation sequencing technique RNA-Seq to analyze gene expression in turmeric plants.
We genetically transform microbes and plants to produce biofuel and biodiesel-like compounds. We transform microbes to metabolically engineer terpene biosynthetic pathway, which will lead to production of biodiesel in plants and microbes.