Pradeep K. Yerramsetty


Pradeep K. Yerramsetty.

Pradeep K. Yerramsetty


Pradeep K. Yerramsetty


Research Interests

C4 photosynthesis and Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM); STEM education.


  • MA English, University of Hyderabad, India
  • MS Biotechnology Management, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
  • PhD State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Postdoctoral Research, University of Nevada, Reno and Pennsylvania State University, State College

Research Summary

  • Climate change responses and adaptations in C4 photosynthesis plants and Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM) plants
  • Applications of microalgae for carbon sequestration and production of value-added products.
  • STEM education, equitable and inclusive ways of science education.

Office hours

By appointment.

Courses Taught

Bio 198 Controversial Biology 

Bio 199 Biology in News 

Bio 201 Cell Biology 

Bio 387 Communicating in Biology 

Bio 369 Biology of Microbes

Selected Publications

  • Zhang, J., Hu, R., Sreedasyam, A., Garcia, T. M., Yerramsetty, P., Liu, D., Ng, V., Schmutz, J., Cushman, J. C., Borland, A. M., Pasha, A., Provart, N. J., Chen, J. G., Muchero, W., Tuskan, G. A., & Yang, X. (2020). Light-responsive expression atlas reveals the effects of light quality and intensity in Kalanchoë fedtschenkoi, a plant with crassulacean acid metabolism. GigaScience, 9(3), giaa018.
  • Warner, B. E., Ballinger, M. J., Yerramsetty, P., Reed, J., Taylor, D. J., Smith, T. J., Bruenn, J.A. (2018). Cellular production of a counterfeit viral protein confers immunity to infection by a related virus. PeerJ 6:e5679. doi: 10.7717/peerj.5679 
  • Yerramsetty P, Agar EM, Yim WC, Cushman JC, Berry JO. (2017). An rbcL mRNA binding protein is associated with C3 to C4 evolution and light-induced production of Rubisco in Flaveria (In press, Journal of Experimental Botany doi:10.1093/jxb/erx264
  • Yerramsetty P, Stata M, Siford R, Sage TL, Sage RF, Wong G K-S, Albert VA, Berry JO. (2016) Evolution of RLSB, a nuclear-encoded S1 domain RNA binding protein associated with post-transcriptional regulation of plastid-encoded rbcL mRNA in vascular plants. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16, 141 DOI: 10.1186/s12862-016-0713-1
  • Garner D M-G, Mure CM, Yerramsetty P, and Berry JO. (2016) Kranz Anatomy and the C4 Pathway. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester. DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0001295.pub3
  • Berry JO, Mure CM, Yerramsetty P. (2016) Regulation of Rubisco gene expression in C4 plants. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 31:23-28. DOI:10.1016/j.pbi.2016.03.004
  • Bruenn JA, Warner BE, Yerramsetty P. (2015). Widespread mitovirus sequences in plant genomes. PeerJ 3:e876; DOI 10.7717/peerj.876
  • Rosnow J, Yerramsetty P, Berry JO, Okita TW, Edwards GE. (2014) Exploring mechanisms linked to differentiation and function of dimorphic chloroplasts in the single cell C4 species Bienertia sinuspersici. BMC Plant Biology 14, 34
  • Bowman SM, Patel M, Yerramsetty P*, Mure CM, Zielinski AM, Bruenn JA, Berry JO. (2013) A novel RNA binding protein affects rbcL gene expression and is specific to bundle sheath chloroplasts in C4 plants. BMC Plant Biology 13,138.  (*Equal contributor)
  • Berry JO, Yerramsetty P, Zielinski AM, Mure CM. (2013) Photosynthetic gene expression in higher plants. Photosynthesis Research 117:91-120.