I graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from Punjab university, India in 2008. I completed Masters in Biotechnology from Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana in 2011.

The work was published in:

Hemal Bhasin, Dharminder Bhatia, Saurabh Raghuvanshi, Jagjit S. Lore, Gurpreet K. Sahi, Baljit Kaur, Yogesh Vikal, Kuldeep Singh . New PCR-based sequence-tagged site marker for bacterial blight resistance gene Xa38 of rice. Molecular Breeding, 2012, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 607-611 Link

During my rotations I worked in following labs:

  • Prof. Dr. George Coupland; Project  “Identification of PEP1 regulated genes in Arabis alpina"
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Hülskamp; Project  “Analysis of RCD1 interactors in Arabidopsis thaliana”
  • Prof. Dr. Ute Höcker; Project  “Putative targets of COP1- a ubiquitin ligase in Arabidopsis thaliana”

Project desription

I am presently working in lab of Prof. Dr. Martin Hülskamp on “Functional analysis of Angustifolia gene in Arabidopsis Thaliana”. Mutations in Angustifolia cause a Pleiotropic phenotype including under branched trichomes, narrow leaves and twisted siliques. Angustifolia The (AN) gene encodes a protein with sequence similarity to C-terminal binding protein (CtBP) and brefeldin A-ribosylated proteins (BARS).  CtBPs act as transcriptional co-repressor while BARS proteins become ADP-ribosylated after treatment with the fungal toxin brefeldin A. Molecular function of Angustifolia in plants is still unclear. I am using cell biological, genetic and biochemical approaches to understand the molecular mechanism of Angustifolia function.

Yang Bai, Prasad Vaddepalli, Lynette Fulton, Hemal Bhasin, Martin Hülskamp, Kay Schneitz . ANGUSTIFOLIA is a central component of tissue morphogenesis mediated by the atypical receptor-like kinase STRUBBELIG BMC Plant Biology 2013, 13:16 (31 January 2013) Link