- Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, 2013
- M.Sc. in Biotechnology, Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur, India, 2001
- B.Sc. in Microbiology, Bilaspur Central University, Bilaspur, India, 1999
Research Interests and Current Efforts
My research interest is in the development of management strategies for virus diseases on economically important crops using interdisciplinary approaches. The primary focus is currently on etiology, epidemiology, and genomics of emerging and re-emerging viruses in vegetable crops; understanding the crosstalk between the host-virus-vector system and utilizing it to mitigate disease; and application of recent advances in genomics and molecular biology tools for virus disease management.
An up-to-date listing of my publications is available through my Google Scholar profile.