Dr. Shikha Dixit graduated in the year 2010 with specialization in Agriculture. She then joined University of Agricultural sciences, Bangalore to complete her master’s in Plant Biotechnology. She worked on molecular breeding for drought tolerance and root analysis. She later joined National Institute for Plant Biotechnology for Ph.D. where she worked on plant pathogen interaction and signal transduction mechanism. She received her doctoral degree in year 2020 after which she worked in Delhi university as research associate on plant-pathogen interaction project. She has published 6 articles in reputed journals and also co-authored book chapter. She was also awarded IARI merit medal for her excellent performance in doctoral program.