Dr. Ram Yadav

     Assistant Professor (Biology) & Ramalingaswami fellow
     Knowledge city, Sector 81, SAS Nagar,
     Manauli PO 140306

     Email: ryadav[at]
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     Telefax: +91-0172-2240266,0172-2240124

Research Area:

Identification and characterization of gene networks involved in stem cell niche establishment in Arabidopsis shoot apex.

Shoot apical meristem (SAM) of higher plants harbor pluripotent stem cells at their tip. Normal development of a plant depends upon the regulatory networks that control balance between stem cells specification and differentiation. Currently, research in our lab focuses on building a comprehensive transcription factor regulatory network for Arabidopsis SAM stem cell niche.

Selected Publications

  • Yadav, R.K., Perales M., Girke, T., & Reddy, G.V., (2011) WUSCHEL protein movement mediates stem cell homeostasis. Genes & Development 25, 2025-2030
  • Liu, M., Chakraborty, A., Yadav, R. K., Meenakshisundaram, G., Reddy, G. V. & Roy-Chowdhury, A. (2011). Adaptive cell segmentation and tracking for volumetric confocal microscopy images of a developing plant meristem. Molecular Plant 4, 922-931
  • Prasad, K., Grigg, S.P., Barkoulas, M., Yadav, R.K., Sanchez-Perez, G.F., Pinon, V.,Blilou, I., Hofhuis, H., Dhonukshe. P., Galinha, C., Mahonen, A.P., Muller, W.H., Raman, S., Verkleij. A.J., Snel, B., Reddy, G.V., Tsiantis, M., Scheres, B. (2011). Arabidopsis PLETHORA transcription factors control phyllotaxis. Current Biology 21, 1123-1128.
  • Yadav, R.K. Tavakkoli, M. & Reddy, G.V. (2010). WUSCHEL mediates stem-cell homeostasis by regulating stem-cell number and patterns of cell division and differentiation of stem-cell progenitors. Development 137, 3581-3589.
  • Yadav, R.K., Girke, T., Pasala, S., Xie, M. & Reddy, G.V. (2009). Gene expression map of the Arabidopsis shoot apical meristem stem cell niche. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106, 4941-4946.

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