CV Kartikye Varshney

Since October 2018
Doctoral student in the Gutjahr lab
DAAD fellow until September 2022

July 2017 – April 2018
Junior Research Fellow, Plant RNAi Biology Group, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi (India).

July 2015 – May 2017
Master of Science in Botany at Hans Raj College, University of Delhi, Delhi (India).

Master thesis in the Department of Botany, University of Delhi in the lab of Prof. Sudeshna Mazumdar-Leighton: "Tomato leaf curl New Delhi virus and the Begomovirus Alphasatellite - a robust virus and a mystery molecule".

July 2012 – May 2015
Bachelor of Science in Botany at Hans Raj College, University of Delhi, Delhi (India)

Scholarships and Awards

2018 - 2022 DAAD scholarship for Doctoral studies in Germany.


Tal L, Guercio AM, Varshney K, Young A, Gutjahr C, Shabek N (2023) C-terminal conformational changes in SCF-D3/MAX2 ubiquitin ligase are required for KAI2-mediated signaling. bioRxiv 524830.

Meng Y#Varshney K#, Incze N, Badics E, Kamran M, Davies SF, Oppermann LMF, Magne K, Dalmais M, Bendahmane A, Sibout R, Vogel J, Laudencia-Chingcuanco D, Bond CS, Soós V, Gutjahr C, Waters MT (2022) KARRIKIN INSENSITIVE2 regulates leaf development, root system architecture and arbuscular-mycorrhizal symbiosis in Brachypodium distachyonPlant Journal, 109: 1559-1574.

Torabi S, Varshney K, Villaécija-Aguilar JA, Keymer A, Gutjahr C (2021) Controlled assays for phenotyping arbuscular mycorrhiza development. Methods in Molecular Biology 2309: 157-177. In: Prandi C, Cardinale F (eds.) Strigolactones: Methods and Protocols. Springer Nature, Switzerland.

Carbonnel S, Das D, Varshney K, Kolodziej M, Villaécija-Aguilar JA, Gutjahr C (2020) The karrikin signaling regulator SMAX1 controls Lotus japonicus root and root hair development by suppressing ethylene biosynthesis. PNAS 117: 21757-21765.