Dr. Radhika — Molecular Biology and Plant Science Editor
Plant Science Editor Dr Radhika is a specialist in the field of plant molecular biology and physiology. She obtained a PhD from University of the West of England, Bristol, UK in plant molecular biology and has more than 15 years of research and teaching experience. Her field of expertise is plant cellular and molecular responses to abiotic and biotic stresses. Her PhD focused on identifying a key enzyme in plants that generates reactive oxygen species in response to pathogen attack. Dr Radhika did her post-doctoral research at Bristol as well, focusing in particular on plant responses to drought stress, in particular in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. She was the first to identify nitric oxide as a key signalling molecule generated in guard cells of leaves in response to drought stress. She further went on to identify the source of this nitric oxide as the enzyme nitrate reductase, another landmark finding. She has published this research in several top international journals which have had numerous citations. Dr Radhika progressed to establishing her research and teaching career at Imperial College London for several years. Here she focused on identifying the role of a family of enzymes called histidine kinases, in integrating cellular responses to abiotic and biotic stress in Arabidopsis. She has published over 50 research papers as well as edited and reviewed several manuscripts in her field. In 2014 Thomson Reuters listed her as a highly cited researcher in the field of plant science.
In recent years Dr Radhika has shifted her career from research to teaching cell and plant biology, as well as editing of plant science manuscripts. She has edited several manuscripts from those who do not have English as their primary language of communication. She pays attention to detail and has a keen eye for language and grammar inconsistencies in scientific writing. With her research background, she is able to provide critical comments to help make scientific data more meaningful to the reader. She also has significant experience in preparation of lectures for teaching as well as conferences. She is keen to contribute towards making plant science more communicable and help researchers publish their research effectively.
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