Annapurna Devi Allu


Assistant Professor

Department of Biology, IISER Tirupati


Phone: +91 877 2500 903

Research Interests:

Transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of stress responses in plants; Plant growth and development; Leaf senescence

Educational and professional career:
  • Ph.D (2014): University of Potsdam and Max-Planck Institute or Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam-Golm, Germany.
  • Postdoctoral research fellow (2014-01, 2016): University of Potsdam and Max-Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam-Golm, Germany.
  • Postdoctoral research fellow (07, 2016-07, 2017): The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
  • Postdoctoral fellow (10, 2017-10, 2018): Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
  • Assistant Professor (11, 2018 ~): Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Tirupati, India.   

Honours and Awards:

Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program (USDA Borlaug Fellowship 2019)

DAAD Research fellowship, 06, 2008-12, 2009.

Select publications:
  • Shahnejat-Bushehri S*., Allu A.D*., Methrov N*., Thirumalkumar V., Alseekh S., Fernie A., Mueller-Roeber B and Balazadeh S. (2017) Arabidopsis NAC transcription factor JUNGBRUNNEN1 exerts conserved control over gibberellin and brassinosteroid metabolism and signaling genes in Tomato. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8: 214. (Co-first author)
  • Allu A.D., Brotman Y., Xue G-P. and Balazadeh S. (2016) Transcription factor ANAC032 modulates JA/SA signaling in the response to Pseudomonas syringae EMBO reports, e201642197.
  • Allu A.D., Soja A.M., Wu A., Mueller-Roeber B., Szymanski J. and Balazadeh S. (2014). Salt stress and senescence: Identification of crosstalk regulatory components. Journal of Experimental Botany, 65 (14): 3993-4008.
  • Wu A*., Allu A.D*., Garapati P., Siddiqui H., Dortay H., Zanor M-I., et al. (2012). JUNGBRUNNEN1, A reactive oxygen species-responsive NAC transcription factor, regulates longevity in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell, 24 (2): 482-506. (Co-First author). The F1000 Article Factor: 8
  • Balazadeh S., Siddiqui H*., Allu A.D*., Ramirez LP.M., Caldana C., Mehrnia M., et al. (2010). A gene regulatory network controlled by the NAC transcription factor ANAC092/AtNAC2/ORE1 during salt-promoted senescence. The Plant Journal, 62 (2): 250-264. (Co-Second author).

BIO-121: Introductory Biology II: Genetics and Molecular Biology
BIO423/723: Applied plant biology
BIO315/615: Molecular Plant Physiology
BIO213: Biology for Society


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