Tree physiology in orchard systems; Productivity, sustainability, and competitiveness of fruit orchard production in a changing global scenario
Plant Nutrition and breeding
Whole plant physiology
Root and rhizosphere biology in managed, urban and natural landscapes. Whole plant responses to environmental stress and a changing climate.
biofuels, bio-energy, sugar and oil crops, salinity management, sustainable agriculture
Functional genomics, plant transcription factors, plant biotechnology and molecular biology, postharvest biology and technology of ornamentals
cotton production and quality issues, plant water stress, microirrigation
Cell wall biosynthesis and polysaccharide transport and deposition. Endomembrane trafficking.
Molecular, biochemical, genomic and epigenetic dissection of tree fruit traits to reveal novel genes, new diagnostic tools and to deploy gene-based therapeutics
Biophysics and ecology of plant adaptations to environmental stress and change. Water relations, gas exchange, stomata