Regulation of Membrane Trafficking and Genetic Manipulation in Plants
Kuldeep Verma, PhD, is a trained cell biologist with seven years of postdoctoral research experience. He was graduated with BSc in Biology (2000) from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore and MSc in Biotechnology (2005) from Jiwaji University Gwalior. Dr Verma earned his PhD in Biotechnology (2012) from Indian Institute of Soybean Research, Indore (MoU with Kurukshetra University). After a brief stint at Bejo Seed Ltd, Jalna, as a Scientist, he was awarded Postdoctoral Research Associateship from Department of Biotechnology, GOI, New Delhi and worked at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Bhopal, with research focus on endocytosis and phagocytosis machinery in parasitic protozoan Entamoeba histolytica. Later, he was awarded as Young Investigator from Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB-UNESCO), Faridabad and studied the proteomics of host-virus interaction. He joined Nirma University, Ahmedabad in August 2018 as an Assistant Professor. During his research journey, Dr Verma has been recipient of numerous fellowships and awards from national and international funding agencies. His current research project focuses on the biogenesis and secretion of lysosome-related organelles and their implication in tissue invasion. Dr Verma is a passionate teacher and teaches cell biology and genetic engineering to MSc students.