Dr. Parimalan Rangan studied Agriculture (PBG) at TNAU, Coimbatore for post-graduation (2003), and did PhD in Biotechnology at CSIR-CFTRI, Mysuru (2008). Joined ICAR in 2009 as Scientist at ICAR-NBPGR, New Delhi. Through DBT funded IACBGF scheme, had two years post-doctoral fellowship at Prof. Robert Henry lab of the QAAFI, The University of Queensland, Australia (2014-16) to work on transcriptome approaches for grain quality in wheat under the impact of heat stress. After which, continuing at ICAR-NBPGR. Identified the accomplishment of non-Kranz C4 pathway in wheat grains, with wheat being a C3 plant.
Title : Differential expression pattern for C4 specific gene copies in rice grains and its relevance with the intermediate step in the C4 evolution