Suryatapa Ghosh Jha (Postdoctoral Associate)
I received a Ph.D. from the U. Vermont. I am broadly interested in knowing about the cellular pathways that regulate plant growth and function, how they evolved, and the molecular mechanisms behind them. My long-term goal is to understand how plants can help us fulfill the need of sustainable agriculture and sustenance of an expanding biosphere. To proceed towards that goal, one of the first steps is to understand the workings of plant cells in more detail, in order to reveal the mechanisms of cell development and how it translates to the development of the whole organism. I am excited to join the Carnegie Institution and will be working as a part of a team to develop a plant cell atlas, which will delineate the subcellular localization and functional networks of cellular proteins and their pathways. Outside of lab, I like to spend my time reading, painting, and trying out new recipes.