Sona Pandey, Ph.D.

The ability to grow sufficient food for the increasing world population, under limited water and nutrient availability and changing climate, is what drives our research. We strive to grow better plants with fewer inputs and under less favorable conditions.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Meet the New Principal Investigators at the Danforth Center

Strategic New Hires Strengthen Research, Education and Expertise
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Wednesday, 05 October 2016

New Discoveries Offer Critical Information for Improving Crop Yield

Danforth Center research is addressing environmental issues related to production agriculture.
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Thursday, 21 May 2015

Intern’s Experience Furthers Efforts to Develop More Productive Crops

Prestigious Goldwater Fellowship Awarded to Danforth Center REU Intern
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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Research unveils clues about protein mechanism critical to plant growth and yield

Scientists at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center have made several scientific discoveries demonstrating the significant roles Heterotrimeric G proteins play in plant development and yield. 
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Sunday, 01 July 2012

Welcome Dieter!

Dieter Hackenberg joins the Pandey lab as a post doc. Dieter comes to St. Louis (in the middle of a very hot summer) from Berlin, Germany. Welcome Dieter, it will get colder!
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Tuesday, 17 April 2012


Sona receives NSF funding to carry out research on G-proteins! Thanks you NSF!
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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Swarup Wins First Prize in the Poster Session

Swarup wins first prize in the poster session at the Danforth Center Annual Science Retreat! Congratulations Swarup!
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Friday, 07 October 2011

Congratulations Swarup!

Swarup wins first prize in the poster session at the Danforth Center Fall Symposium! Congratulations!
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Thursday, 07 April 2011

Congratulations Swarup!

Swarup publishes his first paper in PLoS one! The author list includes Rhea Thompson, an undergraduate intern in the Pandey lab in 2010. Congratulations everyone! Conventional and novel Gγ protein families constitute the heterotrimeric G-protein si ...
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Tuesday, 01 February 2011

First Independent Publication From the Pandey Lab

It made to the cover of New Phytologist and they also did a commentary on it!
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