Dr. Suresh Varsani

Dr. Suresh Varsani
Post Doctoral Research Associate
Plant-Insect Interactions

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Postdoc Profile


  • Ph.D. in Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2018
  • M.Tech in Biotechnology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Technology, 2012


  • Pingault L., Varsani S., Palmer N., Ray S., Williams WP., Luthe DS., Ali JG., Gautam S and Louis J (2021). Transcriptomic and volatile signatures associated with maize defense against corn leaf aphid. BMC Plant Biology, doi: 10.1186/s12870-021-02910-0
  • Grover S., Varsani S., Kolomiets MV and Louis J (2020). Maize defense elicitor, 12-oxo-phytodienoic acid, prolongs aphid salivation. Communicative & Integrative Biology, https://doi.org/10.1080/19420889.2020.1763562
  • Grover S., Wojahn B., Varsani S., Sattler SE and Louis J (2019). Resistance to greenbugs in the sorghum nested association mapping population. Arthropod-Plant Interactions, doi: 10.1007/s11829-019-09679-y
  • Varsani S., Grover S., Zhou S., Koch KG., Huang P-C., Kolomiets M., Williams WP., Heng-Moss T., Sarath G., Luthe DS., Jander G and Louis J (2019). pages 1402-1415, "12-Oxo-phytodienoic acid acts as a regulator of maize defense against corn leaf aphid." Plant Physiologyhttps://doi.org/10.1104/pp.18.01472
  • Dubey N., Trivedi M., Varsani S., Vyas V., Farsodia M and Singh SK (2019). Genome-wide analysis and expression profiling of metacaspases in potato. Heliyon, doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e01162
  • Basu S., Varsani S and Louis J (2017). Altering plant defenses: HAMPs and effector arsenal of chewing herbivores. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, doi: 10.1094/MPMI-07-17-0183-FI (Focus Issue – Effector-Triggered Susceptibility)
  • Varsani S., Basu S., Williams WP., Felton GW, Luthe DS and Louis J (2016). Intraplant communication in maize contributes to defense against insects. Plant Signaling and Behavior, doi: 10.1080/15592324.2016.1212800
  • Louis J., Basu S., Varsani S., Castano-Duque L., Jiang V, Felton GW and Luthe DS (2015). Ethylene contributes to maize insect resistance1-mediated maize defense against the phloem-sap sucking corn leaf aphid. Plant Physiology, doi: 10.1104/pp.15.00958 (Focus Issue – Ethylene)