Dr.Pankaj Trivedi

Dr.Pankaj Trivedi

Colorado State University, USA

Dr. Pankaj Trivedi is an assistant professor at the Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management and a member of Microbiome Cluster hires in the College of Agriculture at the Colorado State University.  Dr. Trivedi’s research explores multitrophic interactions among and between the microbiome and the plant environment that influence the health and productivity of managed and natural systems. Areas of research interest are broad and include (1) microbial ecology; (2) “omics” technologies; (3) plant-microbe-insect interactions; (4) predictive computational modeling; and (5) microbiome engineering.

Research in Trivedi Lab addresses the assembly, fitness, and roles of the plant, insect, and soil-associated microbiomes; how these are influenced by various biotic and abiotic factors; and what are their consequences on plant productivity, agroecosystems sustainability, and local and global level ecological processes. By providing a systems-level understanding of plant microbiomes the research will develop new computational tools and host/microbiome models that enable plant breeders and plant ecologists to predict beneficial interactions to achieve improved yields and plant resilience in changing environments.