Dr. Kishor D. Ingole

Kishor Ingole
© Kishor Ingole

Research focus

I am working as a postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Armin Djamei’s lab since January 2021. During my Ph.D., I studied the role of SMALL UBIQUITIN LIKE MODIFIERs (SUMO proteins) in plant defense signaling. Currently at Djamei’s lab, by using molecular biology and genetic approaches, I am interested to understand how effector proteins from the phytopathogenic fungus Ustilago maydis manipulate auxin signaling in the host plant, maize towards its own benefits.

 Education and training

01/2021 – Present            Postdoctoral Researcher at INRES-Plant Pathology, University of Bonn (Germany).

08/2020 – 12/2020           Project-Junior Research Fellow (JRF) at UNESCO-Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), Faridabad, Haryana (India).

08/2014 – 07/2020           Ph.D. in Biotechnology at UNESCO-Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), Faridabad, Haryana (India) –  in affiliation 

                                              with KIIT University, Bhubaneswar (India).

05/2014 – 08/2014           Scientific Officer at North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, Maharashtra (India).

07/2011 – 11/2013           M. Sc. (Agri) Molecular Biology & Biotechnology at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka (India).

06/2007– 07/2011             B.Sc. (Agricultural Biotechnology) at Dr. P.D.K.V. Akola, Maharashtra (India).   

 Honors and Awards

2020                                    Received InSc Young Researcher Award

2019                                    Received International travel grants from DST-SERB ITS and DBT-CTEP for attending IS-MPMI XVIII 2019 congress

                                             at Glasgow, Scotland during 14-18 July 2019.

2018                                    Received an International travel grant from the National Institute of Advance Industrial Science and Technology

                                             (AIST), Japan for attending the 5th International Imaging Workshop at Biomedical Research Institute, Tsukuba

                                             Science City, Japan during 21-30 January 2018.

2016                                    Best Poster Award in RCB’s Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting

2015                                    Qualified for ICAR’s Senior Research Fellowship for Ph.D.

2014                                    Qualified CSIR’s National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship (All India Rank: 42)

2014                                    Qualified ASRB’s (ICAR) National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship

2013                                    Qualified DBT-JRF BET (Biotechnology Eligibility Test) for getting a scholarship during my Ph.D.

2011                                    Received Master’s Programme scholarship from DBT India for studying M. Sc. (Agri.) Molecular Biology and

                                             Biotechnology at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka (India).


  1. Ingole KD, Nagarajan N, Uhse S, Giannini C, and Djamei A (2022). Tetracycline-controlled (TetON) gene expression system for the smut fungus Ustilago maydis. Front. Fungal Bio. 3:1029114. doi: 10.3389/ffunb.2022.1029114 (In press).
  2. Bindics J, Khan M, Uhse S, Kogelmann B, Baggely L, Reumann D, Ingole KD, Stirnberg A, Rybecky A, Darino M, Navarrete F, Doehlemann G, Djamei A (2022). Many ways to TOPLESS - manipulation of plant auxin signalling by a cluster of fungal effectors. New Phytol. DOI: 10.1111/nph.18315.
  3. Gulabani H, Goswami K, Walia Y, Roy A, Noor JJ, Ingole KD, Kasera M, Laha D, Giehl RFH, Schaaf G, Bhattacharjee S (2022). Arabidopsis inositol polyphosphate kinases IPK1 and ITPK1 modulate crosstalk between SA-dependent immunity and phosphate-starvation responses. Plant Cell Rep. DOI: 10.1007/s00299-021-02812-3.
  4. Kasera M, Ingole KD, Rampuria S, Walia Y, Gassmann W, Bhattacharjee S (2021). Global SUMOylome Adjustments in Basal Defenses of Arabidopsis thaliana Involve Complex Interplay Between SMALL-UBIQUITIN LIKE MODIFIERs and the Negative Immune Regulator SUPPRESSOR OF rps4-RLD1. Front Cell Dev Biol. DOI: 10.3389/fcell.2021.680760.
  5. Ingole KD, Kasera M, van den Burg HA, Bhattacharjee S (2021). Antagonism between SUMO1/2 and SUMO3 regulates SUMO conjugate levels and fine-tunes immunity. J Exp Bot. DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erab296.
  6. Bakade R#, Ingole KD#, Deshpande S#, Pal G#, Patil SS, Bhattacharjee S, Prasannakumar MK, Ramu VS (2021). Comparative Transcriptome Analysis of Rice Resistant and Susceptible Genotypes to Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae Identifies Novel Genes to Control Bacterial Leaf Blight. Mol Biotechnol. DOI: 10.1007/s12033-021-00338-3. (#Contributing first author).
  7. Ingole KD, Dahale SK, Bhattacharjee S (2021). Proteomic analysis of SUMO1-SUMOylome changes during defense elicitation in Arabidopsis. J Proteomics. DOI: 10.1016/j.jprot.2020.104054.
  8. Dahale SK, Ghosh D, Ingole KD, Chugani A, Kim SH, Bhattacharjee S (2021). HopA1 Effector from Pseudomonas syringae pv syringae Strain 61 Affects NMD Processes and Elicits Effector-Triggered Immunity. Int J Mol Sci. DOI: 10.3390/ijms22147440.
  9. Walia Y., Kasera M, Ingole KD, Peddiraju S., Roy A., Laha D., Schaaf G. and Saikat Bhattacharjee (2020). Arabidopsis inositol polyphosphate kinases regulate COP9 signalosome deneddylase functions in phosphate-homeostasis. BioRxiv doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.10.02.323584. 
  10. Ingole, KD, Prashanthi SK and Krishnaraj PU (2017). Mining of Blast Resistance Gene, Pi2 and Its Novel Allelic Variant from Landraces of Rice from Karnataka. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., India, Sect. B Biol. Sci. 87(4): https://doi.org/10.1007/s40011-016-0715-1.
  11. Bhattacharjee S., Noor JJ., Gohain B, Gulabani H, Ingole KD and Singla A. (2015). Post‐translational modifications in regulation of pathogen surveillance and signaling in plants: The inside‐ (and perturbations from) outside story. IUBMB life. DOI: 10.1002/iub.1398.
  12. Ingole KD, Prashanthi SK and Krishnaraj PU (2014). Mining for major blast resistance genes from rice landraces of Karnataka. Indian J. Genet Plant Breed. DOI: 10.5958/0975-6906.2014.00857.8.
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