O. Rahul Patharkar, Ph.D.

Rahul PatharkarPostdoctoral Fellow

305 Tucker Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: (573) 882-3583

Research Experience and Education

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011-present, MU
Ph.D., 2001, University of Nevada
B.S., 1996, James Madison University

Research Interests

Abscission is the process by which a plant sheds its unwanted organs. My research is aimed at adding more components to the floral abscission pathway in Arabidopsis. I am working on understanding how the upstream component, HAESA, is regulated transcriptionally. I am also working on components downstream of the MAPK cascade.

Select Publications

Niederhuth, C.E., Patharkar, O.R., and Walker, J.C. 2013. Transcriptional profiling of the Arabidopsis abscission mutant hae hsl2 by RNA-Seq. BMC Genomics 14(1):37.