Savithri Nambeesan Associate Research Scientist; Emphasis: Ripening & post-harvest physiology Horticulture
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UGA Athens Campus
Office: 1307 Miller Plant Sciences
Laboratory: 1405 Miller Plant Sciences

My research is primarily focused on investigating mechanisms that regulate fruit and vegetable ripening and postharvest shelf-life using molecular and genomic approaches. I am also interested in studying the role of growth regulators such as abscisic acid, ethylene and, brassinosteroids on ripening and postharvest storage. My research also integrates aspects of fruit/vegetable quality attributes (for e.g. phytonutrient levels) during postharvest storage.


  • 15% Teaching
  • 80% Research
  • 5% Service


  • HORT 4440 Environmental Physiology
  • HORT 4440L Environmental Physiology Lab


  • Post-doctoral Associate, University of Georgia, 2016
  • Ph.D. Horticulture, Purdue University, 2009
  • M.S. Immunology & Molecular Biology, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (India), 2003
  • B.S. Life Sciences, St. Xavier's College (India), 2000