My extensive history with plants begins at the Gujarat Agricultural University in India. There I obtained my B.Sc. in agriculture, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Genetics. Having earned my three degrees, I started my research career at the Vegetable Research Division at the Gujarat Agriculture University, working on the tissue culture of fruit and vegetable crops as well as crops grown under field conditions. Fast-forwarding a few years, I joined the Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory, in the Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph. My research focus is on the in vitro morphogenesis and conservation of endangered and disease-prone tree species such as the Elm, chestnut and Hazelnut species. Based on my knowledge and experience, my research expertise is in disease resistance using tissue culture techniques, bioreactor-based propagation and conservation. Even now, I am still expanding my knowledge and experience with the wide array of components in the field of plant biotechnology. Aside from my work at GRIPP, I enjoy my time admiring nature and the scenic beauty of the rural and countryside areas.