Dr. Devaiah Kambiranda expertise is in plant biotechnology and biochemistry. He obtained PhD in biotechnology at Bangalore University, India, where he worked on identification of genes involved in drought tolerance in peanut plants. He did his Postdoctoral fellowship at Gyeongsang National University, South Korea, where he gained expertise in protein expression and purification. He has also worked in the Indian Institute of Ayurvedic medicine where he developed molecular markers for several medicinal plants. Currently he is working as a Research Associate in Florida A&M University where he is working on identification of genes and proteins involved in carbohydrate metabolism, disease tolerance and berry ripening in Florida hybrid and Muscadine grapes. He has authored about thirteen publications in peer reviewed journals and has presented in several national and International conferences.