Ashish Kumar Pathak

I am a plant biotechnologist, defended my PhD from Panjab University, India in July 2018.  In my Ph.D. research, I worked on differential transcriptomics in developing embryo of a tropical fruit Litchi (Litchi chinensis). The objective was to identify the nodal regulatory genes that may induce seedless fruit development.

I am highly interested in understanding molecular mechanism of seed development. With an objective of improved quality and production of crop, I envisaged for a hunger free world. Evolution of Angiosperms is of prime scientific interest, since explained by Darwin as “abominable mystery”. Diversity of seeds among plants necessitates for holistic understanding the reproductive process in terms of its evolution.

Further, I would like to utilize the benefits of biostatic and artificial intelligence tools from my previous experience to understand complexity and dynamicity of biology.