National Institute of Plant Genome Research
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    Dr Narasimha Rao Nizampatnam
    Staff Scientist II
    Ph.D. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University
    Phone: 91-11-26741612/14/17 Ext. --
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 Professional & Academic Background
Staff Scientist II (April 2017- present) - National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi
Research Associate (Jan 2015-Mar 2017) - University of Hyderabad
Post-doctoral scientist (Apr 2012- July 2014) - South Dakota State University, USA
Research Associate (Jan 2011- Apr 2012) - Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics
Ph.D. (2010) - Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University
M. Sc. Biotechnology (2002) - Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya
Functional Genomics User Award (2013), South Dakota State University.
Best PhD thesis award (2012) 8 th international safflower conference
DBT-Research Associate fellowship (2011) from the Department of Biotechnology
 Research Interests
Nitrogen is a major plant nutrient and a main component of chemical fertilizers. Nitrogenous fertilizers have enhanced crop yields. However, this has come at a significant economic and environmental cost. On the other hand symbiotic nodule development in legumes alleviates the use of chemical fertilizers and is of high significance in modern agriculture. We are interested to understand the nodule development in chickpea using a number of different methodologies including genetics, genomics, molecular and cellular biology.
 Group Members
 Selected Publications
Nizampatnam NR, Schreier SJ, Damodaran S, Adhikari S, Subramanian S (2015) microRNA160 dictates stage-specific auxin and cytokinin sensitivities and directs soybean nodule development. The Plant Journal 84: 140 153.
Kakkar A*, Nizampatnam NR*, Kondareddy A, Pradhan B, Chatterjee S (2015) Xanthomonas campestris cell-to cell signaling molecule DSF elicits innate immunity in plants and is suppressed by exopolysaccharide xanthan. J. Exp. Bot. 66: 97 6714. (*equal contribution)
Turner M*, Nizampatnam NR*, Baron M, Coppin S, Damodaran S, Adhikari S, Arunachalam SP, Yu O, Subramanian S (2013) Ectopic expression of microRNA160 results in auxin hypersensitivity and inhibition of symbiotic nodule development in soybean. Plant physiology 162: 2042 2055. (*equal contribution)
Dinesh Kumar V and Nizampatnam NR (2013) Rep-PCR could identify both inter and intra specific mitochondrial genome differences in the genus Carthamus. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 31: 1150 1156.
Reddy PV, Narasimha Rao N, Vimala Devi PSV, Sivaramakrishnan S, Lakshmi Narasu M and Dinesh Kumar V (2013) Cloning, characterization, and expression of a new cry1Ab gene from DOR Bt-1, an indigenous isolate of Bacillus thuringiensis. Molecular Biotechnology 54: 795 802.
Nizampatnam NR and Dinesh Kumar V (2011) Intron hairpin and transitive RNAi mediated silencing of orfH522 transcripts restores male fertility in transgenic male sterile tobacco plants expressing orfH522- Plant Molecular Biology 76: 573.
Nizampatnam NR, Harinath D, Yamini KN, Sujatha M and Dinesh Kumar V (2009) Expression of sunflower cytoplasmic male sterility-associated open reading frame, orfH522 induces male sterility in transgenic tobacco plants. Planta 229: 987 1001.