Venkatesan Sundaresan

Venkatesan Sundaresan headshot

Position Title
Distinguished Professor

  • Plant Biology
2133 Green Hall

Research Interests

A. Plant reproduction: Genetics and genomics of plant reproduction using Arabidopsis and rice as models.  Genome editing to enable asexual reproduction in crop plants.  

B. Root Microbiomes:  Assembly, structure and function. Host-microbiome interactions in rice roots 

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Education and Degree(s)
  • B.Sc. in Physics, University of Poona
  • M.Sc. in Physics, Indian Institute of Technology
  • M.S. in Physics, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Ph.D. in Biophysics, Harvard University