Dr. Raksha Singh received her Ph.D. in 2013 with Prof. Nam-Soo Jwa at Sejong University, South Korea, performed his postdoctoral studies in Sejong University in 2014. Later she joins the team of Dr. Kenong Xu as Post-Doctoral Associate at Cornell University, Geneva, NY. Where she worked on Tree Architecture (Genomic mapping of the weeping trait, SSR marker identification, candidate gene identification, gene expression analysis, and functional analysis); Investigating Apple root morphology traits with NGS sequencing technologies (Genetics of root morphology and nutrient uptake traits in a rootstock breeding population, Marker development for breeding rootstocks with improved rooting and nutrient uptake); Protein-protein interaction network related to weeping trait (Yeast-two hybrid library generation, Yeast-two hybrid library screening, Weeping Interactome construction). Now she is working as Senior Scientist, USDA-ARS, Crop Production and Pest Control Research Unit, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
To generate the transgenic of plant and Fungus to do functional analysis by various functional genomics, phenotypic and genotypic analysis and proteomic approaches to address plant pathogenicity. Elucidate the protein-protein interaction network in plants using various approaches like Y2H, genomics and BiFC under various plant-Microbe association. Identify the plant secondary metabolites that are known to function in plant pathogen. Elucidate a complex signaling network that responds to signals from the environment and regulates the plant and microbial association using next-generation sequencing data analysis and genome-wide association study.