Rohit kumar is Dbt Junior research fellow who started his Phd in 2018. He is working on begomovirus specifically Sri lankan cassava mosaic virus (SLCMV). He is trying to elucidate the role of SLCMV AC2 and AC4 genes in plant virus interaction. AC4 is known to have an important role in plant virus interaction. Apart from it, He is also working on highly diverse gene SLCMV AC5. There are very few reports for functional analysis of geminivirus AC5. Being diverse in sequence, this gene is very interesting to work with.