Dedication, Commitment, Passion and
Love for Plants is an overarching theme of
The Singh Lab
At The Singh Lab, we believe in bringing together a diverse team of passionate and dedicated individuals from all backgrounds. We strive to create an inclusive and accommodating environment that celebrates everyone's unique talents and our shared passion for curiosity.
Dr Pallavi Singh
Head of the Group
Pallavi completed her PhD with Alok Sinha at the National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR) in India, followed by a brief postdoctoral fellowship with Adam Bogdanove at Cornell University in the USA. She then moved to Cambridge UK as John Henry Coates Research Fellow with Julian Hibberd. In September 2022, she started her own research group at the University of Essex, focusing on various aspects of photosynthesis and using natural variation and functional genomic approaches to enhance our understanding of complex traits such as water use.
Pallavi is a principal investigator within the Essex Plant Innovation Centre (EPIC), where she employs advanced interdisciplinary technologies to drive a significant improvement in agricultural productivity and sustainability. She has received Young Scientist Awards from the National Academy of Sciences, India and the Indian National Science Academy in 2017 and 2019, respectively.
She is a second year Biological sciences student from Mexico. She is interested in Plant Science research and hopes to pursue a masters and PhD. In her spare time she does Kickboxing, Climbing and plays the guitar. In 2022 she attended the Gatsby plant science summer seminar. She has lived in Mexico, Holland, England, Denmark and Spain.
Natalia is a second year Biological sciences student
She is interested in plant biology and genetics, she wants to peruse a career in research.
she likes origami and playing the piano
She attended the plant Gatsby plant science summer school in 2022
She is a second year Biological Sciences undergraduate at the University of Essex. Her areas of interest include Cell and Plant Biology.
She hopes to pursue a Masters and PhD after her graduation. She also like to work in a research lab to acquire skills before she goes on to pursue one.
She is also a Gatsby alumna and a Plant Champion.
Her hobbies include travelling, dance and rock climbing.