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Jishnu Bhatt

Jishnu Bhatt


I received a B.S. in Molecular and Cell Biology, and Individualized: Plant Biotechnology from the University of Connecticut.

Currently a second-year Plant Biology Ph.D. candidate in the Curtis Lab.

Projects: NSF/GATES BREAD (Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development)

Improving yam (Dioscorea rotundata) propagation and transformation systems through:

  • Using inducible transcription factors to initiate somatic embryogenesis (SE)

  • Understanding how phytocyanin-like arabinogalactan proteins enhance SE

  • Testing low-cost and efficient temporary immersion bioreactors (TIBs)

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