Selected Publications


  • Opsin is present as dimers in COS1 cells: Identification of amino acids at the dimeric interface. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, USA. 103, 3054-3059 (2006).

  • O-methylation of benzoic acid derivatives by “lignin specific” caffeic acid 3/5-O-methyltransferases.  Phytochemistry 65, 837-846 (2004).

  • Structural basis for the modulation of lignin monomer methylation by caffeic acid/5-hydroxyferulic acid 3/5-O-methyltransferase. The Plant Cell 14, 1265-1277 (2002).

  • Substrate preferences of O-methyltransferases in alfalfa suggest new pathways for 3-O-methylation of monolignols. The Plant J. 25, 193-202 (2001).

  • Substrate preferences of caffeic acid/5-hydroxyferulic acid 3/5-O-methyltransferases in developing stems of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.). Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 375, 175-182 (2000).


Speaking Engagements


  • The Second Indian Symposium of the Protein Society-Protein Structure and Function. October 28-30, IIT, Mumbai, India (2004)

  • School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad, India (2004)

  • Plant Biology 2002, American Society of Plant Biologists, August 3-7, Denver, CO, USA (2002)

  • Plant Biology 2001, American Society of Plant Biologists, July 21-25, Providence, RI, USA (2001)