Harsh Bais

Education

  • Postdoc – Root Biology – Colorado State University
  • Ph.D. – Plant Biotechnology – CFTRI, Mysore, India
  • M.E. – Biochemical Engineering – BITS, Pilani, India

Current Courses

  • PLSC101 – Botany I
  • PLSC410 – Introductory Plant Physiology
  • PLSC667 – Rhizosphere Biochemistry

Research

  • My rhizosphere biology research is focused on understanding the biological significance of root exudation. Though root exudation clearly represents a significant carbon cost to the plant, the mechanisms and regulatory processes controlling root secretion are just now beginning to be examined. Root-root, root-microbe, and root-nematode communications are continuous occurrences in the rhizosphere, but due to the underground nature of roots, these intriguing interactions have largely been overlooked. My laboratory’s research is taking a multidisciplinary approach by interfacing plant biology and chemistry to unravel the underground communication process.

Professional Activities

  • Associate Editor: Plant and Soil, In Vitro -Plant, Plant Signaling and Behavior, Integrative and Communicative Biology
  • Member, American Society of Plant Biologists
  • Member, Phytochemical Society of North America
  • Member, Society of Plant Signaling and Behavior
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Contact Information
Harsh Bais

Associate Professor

Plant and Soil Sciences
Delaware Technology Park
15 Innovation Way
Newark, DE 19711
Phone: (302) 831-4889
Fax number: (302) 831-3447
Email: hbais@udel.edu