Malarvizhi Sathasivam

Graduate Research Assistant
Plant and Environmental Sciences Department

Office: 202C Biosystems Research Complex


 Educational Background

M. S. Agriculture (Molecular Biology and Biotechnology)
University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad 2021

B. S. Agriculture
The Gandhigram Rural Institute (Deemed to be University), Dindigul 2018


I am a Ph.D. student working with Dr. Sruthi Narayanan at Clemson University in the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences. My research focuses on the identification of molecular markers associated with lipid metabolism that contribute to heat tolerance in soybean. During my Master's, I investigated the physiological and molecular effects of hypergravity on plants.

 Research Interests

I am interested in using OMICS approaches to better understand and uncover the mechanisms by which plants respond to various stress signals. Also, I am open to learn and bring molecular biology and artificial-intelligent approaches together to contribute to terrestrial/extra-terrestrial agriculture.


Malarvizhi Sathasivam, Basavalingayya K Swamy, Kushagra Krishnan, Rita Sharma, Spurthi N Nayak, D. S. Uppar, Ravikumar Hosamani, 2022, Insights into the molecular basis of hypergravity-induced root growth phenotype in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Genomics, 114(2), 110307.

Basavalingayya K Swamy, Ravikumar Hosamani, Malarvizhi Sathasivam, Chandrashekhar S.S, Uday G. Reddy, Narayan Moger, 2021, Novel hypergravity treatment enhances root phenotype and positively influences physio-biochemical parameters in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Scientific reports, 11:15303.

Malarvizhi Sathasivam, Ravikumar Hosamani, Basavalingayya K Swamy, Sreejalekshmi Kumaran G, 2021, Plant responses to real and simulated microgravity. Life Sciences in Space Research, 28, 74-86.