Vishnu is a Ph.D. candidate in Grain Legume Genetics Physiology Lab working with Dr. Weidong Chen. He investigates the roles of chickpea polygalacturonase inhibiting proteins in plant defense against pathogenic fungi. He got his B. Sc and M. Sc degrees from UAS, Raichur in India. Later he joined Ph.D. in Molecular Plant Sciences with the Netaji Subhas ICAR Fellowship. Aside from research, he enjoys being outside, camping, hiking, skiing, and cooking.