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Shobha Devi Potlakayala

Shobha Devi Potlakayala

Assistant Professor, School of Science, Engineering & Technology (Harrisburg)
Center for Cannabis and Natural Product Pharmaceuticals (CCNPP)
Scientific Program:Next-Generation Therapies

Research Interests

  • Cannabis
  • Gene Expression
  • Genes
  • Brassica napus
  • Cannabinoids
  • Pseudomonas syringae
  • Salicylic Acid
  • Seeds
  • Growth
  • Oils
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Transgenes

Recent Publications


Mohammad, T, Ghogare, R, Morton, LB, Dhingra, A, Potlakayala, S, Rudrabhatla, S & Dhir, SK 2024, 'Evaluation of Parameters Affecting Agrobacterium-Mediated Transient Gene Expression in Industrial Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.)', Plants, vol. 13, no. 5, 664.


Patel, A, Miles, A, Strackhouse, T, Cook, L, Leng, S, Patel, S, Klinger, K, Rudrabhatla, S & Potlakayala, SD 2023, 'Methods of crop improvement and applications towards fortifying food security', Frontiers in Genome Editing, vol. 5, 1171969.


Deguchi, M, Dhir, S, Potlakayala, S, Dhir, S, Curtis, WR & Rudrabhatla, S 2022, 'In planta Female Flower Agroinfiltration Alters the Cannabinoid Composition in Industrial Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.)', Frontiers in Plant Science, vol. 13, 921970.
Ehudin, MA, Golla, U, Trivedi, D, Potlakayala, SD, Rudrabhatla, SV, Desai, D, Dovat, S, Claxton, D & Sharma, A 2022, 'Therapeutic Benefits of Selenium in Hematological Malignancies', International journal of molecular sciences, vol. 23, no. 14, 7972.


Deguchi, M, Potlakayala, S, Spuhler, Z, George, H, Sheri, V, Agili, R, Patel, A & Rudrabhatla, S 2021, 'Selection and validation of reference genes for normalization of qRT-PCR data to study the cannabinoid pathway genes in industrial hemp', PloS one, vol. 16, no. 12 December, e0260660.


Deguchi, M, Bogush, D, Weeden, H, Spuhler, Z, Potlakayala, S, Kondo, T, Zhang, ZJ & Rudrabhatla, S 2020, 'Establishment and optimization of a hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) agroinfiltration system for gene expression and silencing studies', Scientific reports, vol. 10, no. 1, 3504.
Deguchi, M, Kane, S, Potlakayala, S, George, H, Proano, R, Sheri, V, Curtis, WR & Rudrabhatla, S 2020, 'Metabolic Engineering Strategies of Industrial Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.): A Brief Review of the Advances and Challenges', Frontiers in Plant Science, vol. 11, 580621.