Eswarayya Ramireddy


Assistant Professor

Department of Biology, IISER Tirupati

Email: eswar.ramireddy [AT]

Phone: +91 877 2500 442

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Research Interests

Plant Molecular Developmental Biology and Physiology; Applied Genetics

Educational and Professional Career

  • B.Sc (Agriculture) (Sep, 2001): ANGR Agricultural University, Hyderabad, India

  • Ph.D (Oct, 2009): Department of Applied Genetics , Free University of Berlin, Germany

  • Post-Doctoral Scientist (2009-2010): Department of Applied Genetics, Free University of Berlin, Germany

  • Group leader (Jan 2011 - Mar 2016): Department of Applied Genetics, Free University of Berlin, Germany

  • Assistant Professor (Apr, 2016 ~): Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Tirupati, India

Honours and Awards

  • Early Career Research award from DST-SERB, Govt. of India

  • Young Research Scientist award from Krolow Foundation, Berlin, Germany

  • Elsa Neumann Grant from State of Berlin for Graduate Studies

  • Teaching and Research Assistantship Stipend DAAD, Germany

Selected Publications

  • Mohan TC, Castrillo G, Navarro C, Fernandez SZ, Ramireddy E,..Paz-Ares J, Schmuelling T and Leyva A, " Cytokinin determines thiol-mediated arsenic tolerance and accumulation in Arabidopsis thaliana ", Plant Physiology doi: http:/ / dx. doi. org/ 10. 1104/ pp. 16. 00372, (2016).

  • Chang L, Ramireddy E*, Schmuelling T, " Cytokinin as a positional cue regulating lateral root spacing in Arabidopsis ", Journal of Experimental Botany 66(15), 4759-4768 (2015) *Co-corresponding author

  • Siddique S, Radakovic Z, De La Torre CM, Chronis D, Novak O, Ramireddy E et al. " A plant-parasitic nematode releases cytokinin that controls cell division and orchestrates feeding-site formation in host plants ", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 112 (41), 12669-74 (2015) .

  • Ramireddy E, Brenner WG, Pfeifer A, Heyl A, Schmuelling T, "In planta analysis of a cis-regulatory cytokinin response motif in Arabidopsis and identification of a novel enhancer sequence ", Plant Cell Physiology 54(7), 1079-1092 (2013).

  • Heyl A*, Ramireddy E*, Brenner WG, Riefler M, Allemeersch J, Schmuelling T., " The transcriptional repressor ARR1-SRDX suppresses pleiotropic cytokinin activities in Arabidopsis.", Plant Physiology 147, 1380-1395 (2008).*Equal first author; Ph.D Thesis


  • Schmuelling T, Heyl A, Ramireddy E, " Transcriptional repressors of cytokinin signaling and their use ",
    EU granted patent No. EP2121935 (2011)
    US Granted patent number 12442662 (2015)


  • BIO-111: Introductory Biology I: Basic Principles

  • BIO-221: Introductory Biology IV: Biology of Systems

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