Dr. Surbhi Rana

Postdoctoral Scientist Genes in the Environment

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.