Ms. M. Tharanya – QTL & Genetics

Dr. M. Tharanya
Dr. Tharanya Murugesan is a DST-SERB National Post-Doctoral Fellow, working on low phosphorus adaptation in Foxtail Millet. Previously, she was an Associate Scientist working on phenotyping of sorghum and pearl millet diversity panels for water use and crop production-related traits. During her Ph.D., she focused on “Contribution of water-saving traits for drought adaptation in pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.) through physiological, molecular, and genetic approaches”. She has worked in different phenotyping platforms such as LeasyScan and Lysimeter. She has experience in the assessment of root hydraulics through pharmacological approaches. She has supervised 1 master student and 3 interns. She has published 8 research articles and 2 book chapters (h-Index 5). Further research interest includes the assessment of fodder and grain quality in relation to different water stress conditions.

Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli-620024, Tamilnadu