Dr. Praveen Saxena

University of Guelph

Dept. Plant Agriculture


The main objective of my basic research program is the investigation of the mechanisms which direct in vitro and in vivo plant growth and development. Specific aspects of the basic research include: micropropagation, the role of hormones and growth regulators in regulation of plant morphogenesis, and the modulation of plant metabolism in changing climates. The current projects in my lab (The Plant Cell Technology Laboratory) include the development of novel technologies and products for the ornamental and medicinal plant species and the conservation of unique, rare, and endangered plants.

The Plant Cell Technology Laboratory at the University of Guelph is dedicated to advance the knowledge and application of in vitro culture technologies to the conservation, redistribution, and sustainable use of life supporting plant species.


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Dr. Saxena


Platform Technology Group: Plant Biotechnology
Research Keywords: Micropropagation, hormones, growth regulators, plant metabolism
Phone: (519) 824-4120 X52495
E-mail: psaxena@uoguelph.ca
Personal web page: http://www.plant.uoguelph.ca/faculty/psaxena/index.html
Research Projects: Developing rapid cloning systems for large-scale propagation of elite ginseng germplasm in bioreactors; development of technologies for long-term preservation of germplasm by cryopreservation.
Trainees: Mukund Shukla (PDF); not currently accepting applications