K. V. Chaitanya, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Biotechnology at GITAM University, Visakhapatnam. He has a research experience of more than a decade and nearly five years of teaching experience. He worked on “response of mulberry plants to abiotic stress” for his M.Phil and doctoral degrees. He also worked on the “role of TCP genes” in the natural variation of lettuce leaf shape for four and half years in the Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology at Indian Institute of Science as DBT Postdoctoral Fellow for post-doctoral research. Dr. Chaitanya has published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed international journals and three articles at the national level. He has also contributed articles to edited volumes.