Dineshkumar Krishnamoorthy (Dinesh) joined as a Postdoctoral Associate in the Bissonnet's Lab in 2023. Krishnamoorthy is a biologist who mainly works on invasive plants, i.e., Mesquite trees. He predominantly uses the panomics approach to understand and solve biological challenges.
Krishnamoorthy obtained his PhD from the Central University of Kerala (India) on the pomegranate blight disease. Dinesh was awarded the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship. He also serves as an Assistant Professor at the PRIST University (India).
Anthropogenic activities and rapid climate change are conducive to the growth and adaptation of invasive plants. Mesquite (Prosopis spp.) trees are one of the worst invasive plants in the world. Our project focuses on deducing the Mesquite tree's rapid adaptation mechanism in diverse habitats. We use the panomics approach and field experiments to: