Dulal Borthakur is a Professor of molecular biology and biotechnology at the Department of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. He was a student of Professor A. W. Johnston at the John Innes Institute, Norwich, England. He received his Ph.D. degree in molecular biology in 1987 from the University of East Anglia, Norwich. Before joining the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1989, he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the laboratory of Professor Robert Haselkorn at the University of Chicago for two years. During that time, he worked on the filamentous nitrogen-fixing cyanobacterium Anabaena. His major research interest has been in molecular biology of nitrogen fixation in tree legumes. His current research is primarily on biochemistry of mimosine metabolism and genetic engineering of Leucaena leucocephala, a tree legume that is used as a nutritious fodder in many tropical and subtropical countries. He teaches molecular biotechnology and molecular cell biology to both undergraduate and graduate students. He is also an Editorial Board Member for Symbiosis.
Biography Updated on 24 March 2014