Savithri Nambeesan Assistant Research Scientist; Emphasis: Ripening & post-harvest physiology Horticulture
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Contact Information sunamb@uga.edu

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Portrait of Savithri Nambeesan

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.

Appointments

  • 85 % Research
  • 15 % Instruction

Education

  • Post-doctoral Associate (2009-2014), University of Georgia
  • 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