Sunita Ramesh

Sunita Ramesh
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences

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Sunita Ramesh

Overview

My research is focused on plant cell physiology and molecular biology of membrane transport and signalling in plants. My specific research aims include:

  • Exploring the mechanisms of GABA  signalling and regulation of ion transporters in plants.
  • Exploring energy costs of carbon loss via anion channels under abiotic stress in plants.
  • Understanding how some aquaporins function as both water and ion channels.

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2017 2017 University of Adelaide Women's Research Excellence Award The University of Adelaide
2016 - 2016 Excellent Poster Award
2000 - 2000 Best Presentation / Talk University of Adelaide
1997 - 2001 Postgraduate Scholarship, CRC for Molecular Plant Breeding University of Adelaide

Journals

Date Citation
2017 Ramesh,S, Tyerman,S, Gilliham,M, Xu,B, 2017, γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) signalling in plants, Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 74, 9, 1577-1603 10.1007/s00018-016-2415-7
2016 Byrt,C, Zhao,M, Kourghi,M, Bose,J, Henderson,S, Qiu,J, Gilliham,M, Schultz,C, Schwarz,M, Ramesh,S et al, 2016, Non-selective cation channel activity of aquaporin AtPIP2;1 regulated by Ca2+ and pH, Plant Cell and Environment, 40, 6, - 10.1111/pce.12832
2015 Ramesh,S, Tyerman,S, Xu,B, Bose,J, Kaur,S, Conn,V, Domingos,P, Ullah,S, Wege,S, Shabala,S et al, 2015, GABA signalling modulates plant growth by directly regulating the activity of plant-specific anion transporters, Nature Communications, 6, 7879-1-7879-9 10.1038/ncomms8879
2015 Ramesh,S, Tyerman,S, Xu,B, Bose,J, Kaur,S, Conn,V, Domingos,P, Ullah,S, Wege,S, Shabala,S et al, 2015, Erratum: GABA signalling modulates plant growth by directly regulating the activity of plant-specific anion transporters (Nature Communications (2015) 6:7879 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8879), Nature Communications, 6, - 10.1038/ncomms9293
2014 Tian,Q, Zhang,X, Ramesh,S, Gilliham,M, Tyerman,S, Zhang,W, 2014, Ethylene negatively regulates aluminium-induced malate efflux from wheat roots and tobacco cells transformed with TaALMT1, Journal of Experimental Botany, 65, 9, 2415-2426 10.1093/jxb/eru123
2013 Tovkach,A, Ryan,P, Richardson,A, Lewis,D, Rathjen,T, Ramesh,S, Tyerman,S, Delhaize,E, 2013, Transposon-mediated alteration of TaMATE1B expression in wheat confers constitutive citrate efflux from root apices, Plant Physiology, 161, 2, 880-892 10.1104/pp.112.207142
2012 Kotur,Z, MacKenzie,N, Ramesh,S, Tyerman,S, Kaiser,B, Glass,A, 2012, Nitrate transport capacity of the Arabidopsis thaliana NRT2 family members and their interactions with AtNAR2.1, New Phytologist, 194, 3, 724-731 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04094.x
2010 Schnurbusch,T, Hayes,J, Hrmova,M, Baumann,U, Ramesh,S, Tyerman,S, Langridge,P, Sutton,T, 2010, Boron toxicity tolerance in barley through reduced expression of the multifunctional aquaporin HvNIP2;1, Plant Physiology, 153, 4, 1706-1715 10.1104/pp.110.158832
2010 Gruber,B, Ryan,P, Richardson,A, Tyerman,S, Ramesh,S, Hebb,D, Howitt,S, Delhaize,E, 2010, HvALMT1 from barley is involved in the transport of organic anions, Journal of Experimental Botany, 61, 5, 1455-1467 10.1093/jxb/erq023
2006 Ramesh,S, Kaiser,B, Franks,T, Collins,G, Sedgley,M, 2006, Improved methods in Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of almond using positive (mannose/pmi) or negative (kanamycin resistance) selection-based protocols, Plant Cell Reports, 25, 8, 821-828 10.1007/s00299-006-0139-0
2004 Ramesh,S, Choimes,S, Schachtman,D, 2004, Over-expression of an Arabidopsis zinc transporter in Hordeum vulgare increases short-term zinc uptake after zinc deprivation and seed zinc content, Plant Molecular Biology, 54, 3, 373-385 10.1023/B:PLAN.0000036370.70912.34
2004 Wirthensohn,M, Ramesh,S, Bertozzi,T, Alberts,E, Mekuria,G, Bennett,C, Collins,G, Sedgley,M, 2004, Virus screening for Australian almonds, Nucis Newsletter, 12, 15-16
2003 Ramesh,S, Shin,R, Eide,D, Schachtman,D, 2003, Differential metal selectivity and gene expression of two zinc transporters from rice, Plant Physiology, 133, 1, 126-134 10.1104/pp.103.026815
2003 Channuntapipat,C, Wirthensohn,M, Ramesh,S, Batlle,I, Arus,P, Sedgley,M, Collins,G, 2003, Identification of incompatibility genotypes in almond (Prunus dulcis Mill.) using specific primers based on the introns of the S-alleles, Plant Breeding, 122, 2, 164-168 10.1046/j.1439-0523.2003.00842.x
2003 Mekuria,G, Ramesh,S, Alberts,E, Bertozzi,T, Wirthensohn,M, Collins,G, Sedgley,M, 2003, Comparison of ELISA and RT-PCR for the detection of Prunus necrotic ring spot virus and prune dwarf virus in almond (Prunus dulcis), Journal of Virological Methods, 114, 1, 65-69 10.1016/j.jviromet.2003.08.014
2000 Tejavathi,DH, Sita,GL, Sunita,AT, 2000, Somatic embryogenesis in Flax, Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, 63, 2, 155-159 10.1023/A:1006469900025

Conference Papers

Date Citation
2005 Wirthensohn,M, Channuntapipat,C, Ramesh,S, Collins,G, Sedgley,M, 2005, Determination of almond S-alleles using PCR primers designed from their introns, GREMPA Meeting on Almonds and Pistachios (Mirandela, Portugal), Mirandela, Portugal
2003 Mekuria,G, Ramesh,S, Alberts,E, Bertozzi,T, Wirthensohn,M, Collins,G, Sedgley,M, 2003, Comparison of ELISA and RT-PCR for the detection of PNRSV and PDV in Australian almond trees, GREMPA Meeting on Almonds and Pistachios (Mirandela, Portugal), Mirandela, Portugal

Conference Items

Date Citation
2016 Byrt,CS, Zhao,M, Kourghi,M, Bose,J, Henderson,SW, Qui,J, Gilliham,M, Ramesh,S, Yool,A, Tyerman,S et al, 2016, Charging up water transport with plant aquaporins permeable to ions, Combio2016, Brisbane, Australia

Patents

Date Citation
2013 Gilliham,M; 2013; 2012905651
: GABA Binding Protein

CI in the team led by Dr. Ian Dry (CSIRO) which secured funding under the “OCE Postdoctoral Fellowships 2013-2014” for the project titled” Back to basics: Re-establishing plant basal immunity-a strategy for durable resistance to plant pathogens”. I contribute 10% of my time to assist the postdoctoral fellow in undertaking research.

 

Guest lecturer; practicals; tutorials

  • Microbiology and Biotechnology II
  • Biotechnology in the Food and Wine Industries III
  • Research Skills in Applied Biology II

 

 Honours student -1 completed

Masters of Biotechnology - 1 completed

 2 PhD students - current

Johannes Daniel Schwaries

Suzanne Balacey

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2017 - 2018 Member Australian Society for Plant Scientists Australia
2015 - 2016 Member Australian Society for Plant Scientists Australia

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