Dr. Sivasakthi Kaliamoorthy is an Associate Scientist, working on phenotyping of sorghum and pearl millet diversity panels for water use and agronomy related traits under well water and water-stressed conditions using lysimeteric facility. Previously, he was a Research Fellow working on phenotyping of stay-green chickpea for water use and agronomical traits. During his Ph.D., he focused on “Contribution of water-saving traits for drought adaptation in chickpea (Cicer arietinum (L.)) through physiological, molecular and genetic approaches”. He has a good understanding and working experience with LeasyScan, Lysimeter, and Field. He has got knowledge of plant hydraulics by using pharmacological approaches, handling various physio- instruments such as Scholander pressure chamber, IR camera, Ceptometer, etc. He has supervised 5 master students and 3 interns. He has published 10 research articles and 2 book chapters (h-Index 6). Further research interest includes the assessment of grain nutritional content (Total Carotenoids and beta-carotene) and genetic enhancement of carotenoids content in different stay-green legumes (Chickpea, cowpea, common bean, and Lima bean) for nutritional security in addition to the assessment of genetic variability in fodder and grain quality parameters in sorghum and pearl millet diversity panels.
Main Areas of Research Physiological and molecular mechanisms related to water use traits in chickpea University: Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli-620024, Tamil Nadu email@example.com