Surbhi is currently working as part of the Østergaard lab.
Peas (along with other species in the Fabeae and Trifolieae clades of Fabaceae produce a chlorinated variant of auxin (4-Cl-IAA). This 4-Cl-IAA has been implicated to have role in fruit development and seed start metabolism. However, the exact mechanism of action is unknown. Using a combination of molecular and genetic tools, Surbhi aims to investigate 4-Cl-IAA signalling and its transport events that control pea fruit development.