Mr.Polineni is responsible for organizing the experiments that need to be conducted to establish our nematicide. The managing director of Telluris Biotech India Pvt. Ltd., He is also responsible for running the daily operations at the company. He is also involved in identifying plots for experimentation and ensuring that the company is in lieu of all the required regulatory approvals.
Dr.Glenda Weber Polack
Dr. Polack heads the Telluris Envirotech USA. Her work in the early development of M. incognita in addition to her degree in tropical molecular biology will be highly essential in elucidating the mechanism of action of our nematicides.
Ms.Bathina is involved in maintaining records of company funds and inventory. She is also responsible for maintaining the company’s website and also provide images related to the work carried out at Telluris to be presented at various symposia and conferences.
Dr. Calderón-Urrea is a developmental biologist and plant geneticist. He has conducted a wide range of developmental studies on Meloidogyne incognita. His projects that will be of great significance to this collaborative work are: The use of ced-9 RNAi interference to disrupt the function of endogenous cell death protection gene, ced-9, in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, Early Development of the Plant-Parasitic Nematode, Meloidogyne incognita, Effects of ced-9 antisense expression in transgenic tobacco plants on Meloidogyne incognita, Development of methodologies to be applied in the establishment of transgenic Meloidogyne incognita lines. His inputs will be of great importance while we continue to develop nematicides to combat Meloidogyne incognita.
Dr. Saeed Attar
Dr. Attar received his undergraduate (BS) and graduate (MS and Ph.D.) degrees in Chemistry at the University of Nevada, Reno. He then completed a post-doctoral stint at the University of California-Davis where he performed research in different areas of organic and organometallic chemistry before starting his faculty position at Fresno State. Dr. Attar is the Director of the Smittcamp Family Honors College, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in organic chemistry, and directs student research in synthetic organic and organometallic chemistry in three different areas: (1) Bio-organometallic chemistry of ferrocene derivatives as nematicidal agents; (2) Design and synthesis of chiral organic compounds and their transition-metal complexes for potential applications in asymmetric organic reactions; (3) Synthesis and characterization of organometallic compounds with interesting structural and/or physical properties (e.g. luminescent compounds; chemical sensors).