Shalaka ShindeSenior Scientist at Oil-Dri Corporation of America, USA
Dr. Shalaka Shinde recently joined Oil-Dri in the role of Senior Research Microbiologist as part of the newly created Laboratory for Applied Microbiology. Shalaka’s research experience includes the study of micronutrients and the impact of fungi and bacteria on plant growth.
Shalaka graduated from West Virginia University in 2012, where her research focused on plant mycorrhizal interaction using genetic, physiological and transcriptional studies. After graduation, Shalaka spent the next five years at Argonne National Lab working to understand the molecular mechanism of plant and microbe interactions using OMIC’s tool. She has several published articles in peer review journals, including “Pseudomonas fluorescens transportome is linked to strain-specific plant growth promotion in aspen seedlings under nutrient stress” (doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.00348).
Shalaka gives back as an active member of outreach programs including the (STEM) program for undergrads and Introducing a Girl to Engineering Day.