Dr. Vitthal Barvkar

Visiting Scientist

Vitthal is a SERB visiting scientist from Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. His major research focus is on understanding the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites from medicinal plants and using synthetic biology approach for sustainable production of bioactive plant metabolites. Vitthal is working of understanding intricate regulation of triterpene biosynthesis in Arabidopsis. He is using CRISPR activation tool for multiplex homologous overexpression of regulatory genes.