Master of Science in Bioinformatics, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India.
Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology, Mumbai University, Maharashtra, India.
I am working on the project entitled "Molecular basis of balanced color polymorphisms in grasshoppers". The project depicts to uncover the genetic basis of green-brown polymorphisms from club-legged grasshopper Gomphocerus sibiricus. The species is color polymorphic with the widespread co-occurrence of green and brown morphs in most local populations. The project aims to uncover the genetic basis of both polymorphisms using genomic mapping, differential expression analysis using RNAseq and chemical analysis of the color synthesis pathway.
Jogawat, A., Meena, M.K., Kundu, A., Varma, M. & Vadassery, J. (2020). Calcium channel CNGC19 mediates basal defense signaling to balance colonization of Piriformospora indica on Arabidopsis roots. Journal of Experimental Botany doi: 10.1093/jxb/eraa028
Kumari, S., Kumar, M., Khandelwal, N.K., Kumari, P., Varma, M., Vishwakarma, P., Shahi, G., Sharma, S., Lynn, A.M., Prasad, R. & Gaur, N.A. (2018). ABC transportome inventory of human pathogenic yeast Candida glabrata: Phylogenetic and expression analysis. Plos One 13: e0202993. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0202993