Curriculum Vitae

BACKGROUND

  • Food and agricultural biotechnology professional
  • Education consultant
  • Plant and soil health scientist
  • Research interests in perception of informational light signal, and the underlying molecular, biochemical and cellular mechanisms involved in signal transduction leading to biological responses

 

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D., Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN.                                                                                               1994-1998

Biological Sciences (Plant Molecular Biology)

Thesis Advisor:         Dr. John C. Watson

Thesis Topic:   Light-regulated protein kinases from plants

M.S., Delhi University, Delhi, India.                                                                                                            1988-1990

Plant Molecular Biology

Thesis Advisor:         Dr. Jitendra P. Khurana

Thesis Topic:   Studies on phytochrome in light-grown wheat seedlings

B.S. (Honors), Delhi University, Delhi, India.                                                                                            1985-1988

Botany

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (Current)

 

CARNEGIE INSTITUTION FOR SCIENCE at Stanford University                                                  2018-Present Outreach Coordinator, Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science, 260 Panama Street, Stanford, CA-94305

Translation of Carnegie research into education and industry outreach.

 

COMPANIES FOUNDED

 

i-CULTIVER, Inc.                                                                                                                                    2015-Present

Founder & CEO, 404 Clipper Cove Way, San Francisco, CA-94310

Research and development consultant for agricultural and food nutrition industries

 

GLOBAL FOOD SCHOLAR, Inc.                                                                                        2013-Present

Founder & CEO, 404 Clipper Cove Way, San Francisco, CA-94310®

 

COMMISSIONER

 

CITY OF TRACY, CA                                                                                                                              2018-Present

    Commission Member, Transportation Advisory Commission, City of Tracy, CA

Advise the City Council on transportation matters.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (Past)

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