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Dr Trisna Tungadi

Post Doctoral Research Associate
Dr Trisna Tungadi
Department of Plant Sciences
University of Cambridge
Downing Street

Cambridge CB2 3EA
Office Phone: 01223 330215


2014-present : Postdoctoral Research Associate with Dr John Carr. My work is mainly centred on investigating how a plant virus is able to manipulate the relationship between its host plant and its insect vector, which will then affect virus transmission 

2010-2014 : PhD in Virology and Molecular Plant Pathology, University of Cambridge

2009-2010 : MSc in Environmental Technology (Merit), Imperial College London 

2005-2008 : BSc in Biology (2.i honours) , Imperial College London 


2012-present : Supervises second year undergraduate students in IB Plant Microbial Sciences, University of Cambridge

2011-present : Teaching Lab Demonstrator in IB Plant Microbial Sciences, University of Cambridge

Other Professional Activities

2017-present : Member of the Virology group, Association of Applied Biologists, UK

2017-present : Committee member at Trinity College Postdoc Society, University of Cambridge

2016-present : Mentoring Officer for Postdoc Committee at Department of Plant Sciences 


Key Publications



Tungadi, T., Groen, S.C., Murphy, A.M., Pate, A.E., Iqbal, J., Bruce, T.J.A., Cunniffe, N.J., Carr, J.P. (2017). Cucumber mosaic virus and its 2b protein alter emission of host volatile organic compounds but not aphid vector settling in tobacco. Virology Journal , 14 : 91. 

Westwood, J.H., Lewsey, M.G., Murphy, A.M., Tungadi, T., Bates, A., Gilligan, C.A., and Carr, J.P. (2013). Inhibition of jasmonic acid-regulated gene expression is a general property of viral suppressors of RNA silencing. Journal of General Virology, 95 : 733-739.

Westwood, J.H., Groen, S.C., Du, Z., Murphy, A.M., Anggoro, D.T., Tungadi, T., Luang-In, V., Lewsey, M.G., Rossiter, J.T., Powell, G., Smith, A.G., and Carr, J.P. (2013). A trio of viral protein tunes aphid-plant interactions in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLOS ONE, 8 : 12.

Ziebell, H., Murphy, A.M, Groen, S.C., Tungadi, T., Westwood, J.H., Lewsey, M.G., Moulin, M., Kleczkowski, A., Smith, A.G., Stevens, M., Powell., G., and Carr, J.P. (2011). Cucumber mosaic virus and its 2b RNA silencing suppressor modify plant-aphid interactions in tobacco. Scientific Reports, 1 : 187


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