Subramanian started his research career in plant science with a Masters degree in Plant Biotechnology from the reputed Centre for Plant Molecular Biology (CPMB), Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, India. He later went on to do a PhD in Plant Developmental Biology from the University of Calgary, Canada. During PhD, he explored the cellular signaling mechanisms that regulate compatible and self-incompatible pollination events in during plant reproduction using Brassica napus (Canola) as a model system. He identified an important compatibility factor, Glyoxalase I (GLO1) to be essential for successful pollination in Brassica. During PhD, he explored the cellular signaling mechanisms that regulate compatible and self-incompatible pollination events during plant reproduction using Brassica napus (Canola) as a model system. To expand his scientific skills and continue his passion to understand different aspects of plant reproduction he joined the Higashiyama group in ITbM with a prestigious overseas JSPS postdoctoral fellowship. He is excited about the interdisciplinary research in a mixed-laboratory (mix-lab) at ITbM.
He will also work towards understanding the molecular mechanism of competency control of the pollen tube by female tissues, which is critical to understand the process of pollen tube guidance. In the long run, he dreams to come up with new strategies to break hybridization barriers in plants to improve crop production.