Dr Sankarakrishna Pilla

Postdoctoral Scientist Molecules from Nature

Sankar is a Postdoctoral Scientist working jointly with Professors Ray Dixon and Tony Miller.

He is engineering a new symbiotic relationship between plants and diazotrophic (N-fixing) bacteria.

In parallel, his work is improving plant NUE by engineering more efficient ammonium transporters. This research is aimed at decreasing the need for chemical N fertilisers in agriculture.