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Rupali Datta

Rupali Datta

PhD, University of Hyderabad, India

Contact

906-487-1783
rupdatta@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Dr. Datta’s primary research interest lies in the application of plant biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology and microbiology in solving environmental problems,using phytoremediation, plant-microbe interactions and bioremediation. Dr. Datta’s research involves the study of interactions between plant, soil, microbial and water systems to understand the mechanisms of uptake and detoxification of . . .

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Ramakrishna Wusirika

Ramakrishna Wusirika

Ph.D. (1995), National Chemical Laboratory/ University of Pune, Pune, India

Contact

906-487-3068
wusirika@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Dr. Wusirika’s research group is presently working on the following projects.

Role of Heavy Metal Resistant Bacteria in Modulating Biochemical Pathways to Promote Plant Growth and Nutrient Uptake and their Application in Phytoremediation and Agriculture.  Marginal soils arise due to various industrial and agricultural practices reducing crop productivity. Deficiency of nitrogen, phosphorus and other macro and . . .

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Chandrashekhar P. Joshi

Chandrashekhar P. Joshi

PhD, Biochemistry, University of Poona, India

Contact

906-487-2738 (Biology)
cpjoshi@mtu.edu

Department Chair and Professor, Biological Sciences

I am a plant molecular biologist who is interested in understanding of how trees make cellulose. Simply put, cellulose is a chain of glucose molecules, and a large number of such cellulose chains weave together with other polymers to form plant cell walls. Cellulose biosynthesis is also one of the most . . .