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Devesh Shukla


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  • Role
    Scientist Mentor: I will mentor teams of students online

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    My intrigue in science began at an early age as I have had a sense of wonder in exploring the world and asking questions to know more. My Ph.D. thesis research was focused on Phytoremediation of heavy metals using novel biotechnological tools. There was an interesting question that how plants respond at gene expression level to changing environment. To find out the answers, I keep on studying plant-metal interaction and characterized genes and their novel function in response to heavy metal. My research is always exploring the new avenues of science with particular reference to plant-nutrient interaction and contributing to our understanding of how plant gene expression is regulated under the constantly changing nutrient conditions. My research interest includes Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Biotechnology, Phytoremediation, Heavy Metal Toxicity and Plant Genomics.

  • Profile Question 1
    When and why did you decide to go into a science career?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    I always fascinated for performing science experiment at an early age. Being an agnostic person, I continuously search the answers to my questions and, science provides me a methodology to get the answers.

  • Profile Question 2
    What is best about being a scientist?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    It puts me at the highest level of consciousness. It makes me alert for surrounding environment and events.

  • Profile Question 3
    What is tough about being a scientist?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    It is a kind of razor's edge. You have to be right in the middle of the way without any prejudice or preoccupied condition of the mind, which is tough.

  • Availability
    I am currently available for mentoring, please send me team match invitations

  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?

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The Titans Devesh Shukla

One more thing, I really like your group name "The Titans" Please tell me why did you choose this name?


Hi WHS Dore Spring Team,

I am Dr. Devesh Shukla, a Plant Molecular Biologist worked on heavy metal - plant interaction for last many years. At present, I am consultant with different institutes and industries promoting entrepreneurship in agriculture sector. I am especially promoting the cultivation of aromatic crops like mentha, vetiver, palmarosa and lemon grass as well as their essential oil extraction. I also participated in Skype a Scientist program to promote science outreach. My twitter handle: @Devesh_83 

I have been associated with PlantingScience since 2015 via ASPB meeting and since then I love doing it. Looking forward to working with you guys.



The Titans Devesh Shukla

Hi John, Brandy, Natalie, and Ana (The Titans),

I hope you are doing well with your experimental process to observe the effect of different light intensity on photosynthesis rate. Few questions for you guys:

1. What is your model plant system on which you are performing the experiment?

2. What is your experimental design?

3. How does this experiment address your question?

4. What are the expected outcomes?

5. What is your positive control and negative controls in your experiment?

6. How many times will you repeat your experiment?

So lets discuss these questions one by one and make a flow chart of your experimental steps.

Best wishes


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