Puneet Paul, Postdoctoral Researcher
Prior Degrees Earned:
As an early stage researcher (Ph.D.) in an European Union funded Marie Curie - Initial Training Network (ITN); SPOT-ITN, under the guidance of Professor Enrico Schleiff, Department of Molecular Cell Biology of Plants, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
M.Sc. Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi, India. M.Sc. Thesis: Analysis of microRNA mediated regulation of circadian clock genes in rice.
B.Sc. Botany (Honors), Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi, India.
Dr. Harkamal Walia
As a plant biologist, I'm interested in understanding the molecular and physiological phenomenon governing reproduction in crops. In this context, I am working on understanding pre- and post-fertilization events. I utilize conventional phenotyping methodology as well as image-based approaches to analyze plant reproduction and seed development under optimal and sub-optimal conditions.
My professional awards and fellowships include:
American Society of Plant Biology (ASPB) Midwest Section Meeting Travel Grant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, March 2020.
Professional Development Award, Dept. of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska, June 2019.
Plant Science Innovation – Collective Research Organization of Plant Scientists (PSI-CROPS) Travel award, April 2019.
Plant Research Symposium Travel Grant funded by Corteva Agriscience, University of Minnesota, March 2018.
American Society of Plant Biology (ASPB) Midwest Section Meeting Travel Grant, Iowa State University, March 2018.
Plant Research Symposium Travel Grant funded by Corteva Agriscience, University of Missouri-Columbia, February 2018.
Certificate of Graduation – 2016 from Buchmann Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Marie Curie Research Fellowship by European Union to pursue Ph.D. at Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Stress Biology and Crop Fertility Conference Travel Grant to attend the International conference in Sorrento, Italy – Awarded by Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, March 2015.
Best Presentation Award at Annual Symposium of Dept. of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi, February 2011.