Eswarayya Ramireddy


Associate Professor

Department of Biology, IISER Tirupati

Email: eswar.ramireddy[AT]

Phone: +91 877 2500 442

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Research Interests

  1. Unravelling the Arabidopsis root cap development and its response to environmental cues

  2. Investigating host-pathogen interactions at systems level in model plants and cereals

  3. Functional genomics, GWAS in rice, amaranth and tomato for improving key agronomic traits

  4. 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 - July 2022): Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Tirupati, India

  • Associate Professor (July 2022 ~): 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

  • Deb S, Jayaprasad S, Ravi S, Rao KR, Whadgar S, Hariharan N, Dixit S, Sunil M, Choudhary B, Stevanato P, Ramireddy E and Srinivasan S (2020) "Classification of grain Amaranths using chromosome-level genome assembly of Ramdana, A. hypochondriacus". Front. Plant Sci. 11:579529.

  • Vemireddy LR; Kadambari GK; Eswarreddy G; Kola VS; Ramireddy E; et al (2019). "Uncovering of natural allelic variants of key yield contributing genes by targeted resequencing in rice (Oryza sativa L.)". Scientific Reports. 9:8192.

  • Witzel, K, Matros A, Møller A, Ramireddy E, Christine F,… Schmülling T, Svensson B, Mock, H-P (2018) "Plasma membrane proteome analysis identifies a role of barley Membrane Steroid Binding Protein in root architecture response to salinity". Plant, Cell & Environment. 41(6):1311–1330.

  • Ramireddy E, Hosseini SA, .., von Wirén N, Schmülling T. (2018a) "Root engineering in barley: Increasing cytokinin degradation produces a larger root system, mineral enrichment in the shoot and improved drought tolerance", Plant Physiology 177(3):1078-95. [Highlighted Article, Commentary article (Jukolwska, M. 2018) is published].

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

  • Siddique S, Radakovic Z, De La Torre CM, Chronis D, Novak O, Ramireddy E et al. (2015) "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 .

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


  • 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)


  • BIO110 & 111: Introductory Biology I: Basic Principles

  • BIO425/725: Plant developmental biology

  • BIO423/723: Applied plant biology

Open Positions

We are constantly looking for young dynamic candidates to join our group at several levels.
Please contact PI via email with your research interest. .

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