Ravi Palanivelu

Ravi Palanivelu

Professor

Degree(s)

  • 2004-2005 Research Professional, Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, The University of Chicago.
  • 1999-2004 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, The University of Chicago. Advisor: Dr. Daphne Preuss.
  • 1998 Ph.D., Genetics, University of Georgia. Dissertation advisor: Dr. Richard B. Meagher.
  • 1992 M.S., Plant Breeding and Genetics, Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, India.
  • 1989 B.S., Agriculture, Annamalai University, India.
Research

Develop new tomato varieties that are high yielding even under heat stress. Overcoming reproductive hybridization barriers in Brassicaceae model plants so that we can generate tools to break species barrier and generate novel hybrids.

Interests

Generating heat tolerant tomato by improving their reproduction under heat stress. 
Overcoming hybridization barriers by studying pollen tube growth, guidance, and reception in Brassicaceae reproduction.

Teaching

PL S 359 - Plant Cell Structure and Function
PLS 361- Principles of Plant Physiology Lab