Dr Rachel Predeepa Javahar specialises in the stress physiology of plants. Her primary focus in research revolves around salt stress, waterlogging stress and oxygen transport. Her research doctorate from the University of Western Australia involved extensive qualitative analyses of anatomical adaptations that cue the observed shifts in the physiological equilibrium of rice plants to accommodate the impact of these stressors on the survival of the plant. For this research, she secured an Australia Leadership Award–Scholarship (2007-2010).
She served as a Lecturer in Biotechnology at Alpha Arts and Science College, India, from 2011 to 2012, and currently serves as a peer reviewer and editorial board member for various journals. She works with STM publishers including Springer Nature, Innovational Publishers and SAGE Publishing, and she is currently engaged in furthering her research to link plant molecular shifts and “plant”-omics that directs anatomical and physiological responses to these stress signals.