National Institute of Plant Genome Research
Digital India     
 
    Dr. Manoj Prasad
    FNASc, FNAAS, FNA, Staff Scientist VI
    Ph.D: Calcutta University
    Postdoctoral Fellow: Institute for Plant Genetics & Crop Plant Research (AvH fellow), Gatersleben, Germany
    Tel: 91-11-26741612,14,17 Ext. - 160
    Direct - 26735160, Fax: 91-11-26741658
    E-mail: manoj_prasad@nipgr.ac.in, manoj_pds@yahoo.com
    Webpage: Google Scholar   Research Gate
 Current Members
Dr. Tirthankar Bandyopadhyay
Research Associate
Email:- cybertirtha@gmail.com
Publication: See
Dr. Priyanka Sood
DST SERB Young Scientist
Email:- priyankasood03@gmail.com
Publication: See
Dr. Shweta
DST SERB National Post-Doctoral Fellow
Email:- shweta.bioscience@gmail.com
Publication: See
Dr. Arunava Mandal
DST SERB National Post-Doctoral Fellow
Email:- arunavama@gmail.com
Publication: See
Dr. Ayan Das
DST SERB National Post-Doctoral Fellow
Email:- ayandas80@gmail.com
Publication: See
Dr. Namisha Sharma
Research Associate
Email:- namisharma.ns@gmail.com
Publication: See
Dr. Chandra Bhan Yadav
Research Associate
Email:- cbyadav17@gmail.com
Publication: See
Mr. Roshan Kumar Singh
Ph.D Student
Development of genetic transformation system in C4 Setaria models (Setaria italica and S. viridis) to generate over-expression lines for characterizing stress-responsive gene(s)
Email:- sroshan@nipgr.ac.in
Publication: See
Ms. Annvi Dhaka
Ph.D Student
Mining and deployment of novel genes for low glycaemic index in the nutri-cereal foxtail millet (Setaria italica)
Email:- annvi@nipgr.ac.in
Publication: See
Mr. Saurabh Pandey
Ph.D Student
Deciphering the role of RNA helicases in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) upon Tomato leaf curl New Delhi virus (ToLCNDV) infection
Email:- pandey.saurabh784@nipgr.ac.in
Publication: See
Mr. Hari Gowthem G
Ph.D Student
Genetic dissection of tolerance characteristics in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) against Tomato leaf curl New Delhi virus (ToLCNDV) infection
Email:- harigowthem@nipgr.ac.in
Publication: See
Ms. Shambhavi
Ph.D Student
Plant Molecular Virology
Email:- shambhavi@nipgr.ac.in
Mr. Ashish Prasad
Ph.D Student
Plant Molecular Virology
Email:- ashishprasad0411@gmail.com
Publication: See
Ms. Ritika Kulshreshtha
Junior Research Fellow
Email:- ritushina@gmail.com
Mr. Anand Dangi
Technical Staff
Email:- anand@nipgr.ac.in, dangi.anand153@gmail.com

  Trainees (2013 onwards)
Ms. Varsha Gupta
July 2017 to May 2018
M. Tech. (Biotechnology) from Banasthali University, Rajasthan
Ms. Sumi Rana
July 2017 to May 2018
M. Tech. (Biotechnology) from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Mr. Ish Prakash
IASc-INSA-NASI Summer Research Fellow (2017)
May 2017 to July 2017

M. Sc. (Biotechnology) from Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, U.P.
Ms. Harshita Srinivasan
IASc-INSA-NASI Summer Research Fellow (2017)
May 2017 to July 2017

B. Tech. (Biotechnology) from R.V. College of Engineering, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Ms. Priya Dulani
July 2016 to June 2017
M. Tech. (Biotechnology) from Madhav Institute of Technology & Science, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
Ms. Vaishali Chaudhry
July 2016 to May 2017
M. Tech. (Biotechnology) from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Ms. Dhyana Selvaraj
April 2016 to June 2016
B.Sc. (Biotechnology) from Lady Doak College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Ms. Shamayita Poddar
July 2015 to July 2016
M. Tech. (Biotechnology) from Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia, West Bengal
Ms. Ritika Kulshreshtha
July 2015 to April 2016
M. Tech. (Biotechnology) from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Mr. Rohit Khandelwal
October 2013 to March 2014
Integrated B. Tech. - M. Tech. (Biotechnology) from Centre for Converging Technologies, University of Rajasthan, Rajasthan
Mr. Ankur Nagar
January 2014 to May 2014
M. Sc. (Immunology) from Amity Institute of Virology and Immunology, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh
Ms. Jananee Jaishankar
June 2014 to May 2015
M. Tech. (Biotechnology) from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Mr. Jayabalan D
December 2014 to May 2015
M. Sc. (Biotechnology) from Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu

  Former Ph.D Students
Ms. Amita Yadav (2016)
Presently serving as DST-SERB N-PDF, Hyderabad university, India
Identification and characterization of stress responsive miRNA(s) from foxtail millet [Setaria italica (L.) P. Beauv.]
Publication: See

Academic achievements:
  • Young Scientist Award-2014 from The Society for Plant Biochemistry & Biotechnology, India
Ms. Garima Pandey (2017)
Presently serving as Post-Doctoral Fellow, Chonnam National University, South Korea
Genome-wide development of microsatellite markers and comparative analysis of methylome under abiotic stress in foxtail millet [Setaria italica (L.) P. Beauv.]
Publication: See
Ms. Namisha Sharma (2017)
Presently serving as Research Associate, NIPGR, India
Role of small interfering RNAs for Tomato Leaf Curl New Delhi Virus tolerance in Tomato
Publication: See

Academic achievements:
  • Young Scientist Award-2014 from The Society for Plant Biochemistry & Biotechnology, India
Mr. Muthamilarasan M (2016)
Presently serving as DST INSPIRE Faculty, ICAR-NRCPB, Indiat
Development of genomic resources in model plant foxtail millet and demonstration of their utility in crop improvement
Publication: See

Academic achievements:
  • Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowship by United States Department of State to visit and conduct research at Louisiana State University, Louisiana, USA (2015 - 2016).
  • National Post-Doctoral fellowship (2016) from Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India (Fellowship not availed)
  • DST INSPIRE Faculty Award (2016) from Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India
Mr. Karunesh Kumar
Ph.D
Cloning and characterization of 14-3-3 gene(s) in foxtail millet [Setaria italica (L.) P. Beauv.]
Email:- karunesh@nipgr.ac.in
Publication: See
Ms. Swati Puranik (2012)
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Aberystwyth University, UK
Transcript profiling of salt stress in Setaria italica L. and cloning and characterization of related genes
Publication: See
Ms. Charu Lata (2011)
Presently serving as Scientist C, NBRI, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Transcript profiling of dehydration stress in foxtail millet (Setaria italica L.) and cloning-characterization of a stress related gene
Publication: See

Academic achievements:
  • 'INSA-Young Scientist-2014' from Indian National Science Academy (INSA), India.
  • SERB 'Women Excellence Award' (2014) by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science & Technology, India.
  • INSPIRE Faculty Award (2011-12) from Department of Science & Technology and the Indian National Science Academy
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Award for Outstanding Doctoral thesis Research-2012 from Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR, New Delhi), and
  • NASI-Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award-2012 from The National Academy of Sciences, India
Mr. Neeraj Kumar Rai (2011)
Presently serving as Associate Research Scientist at MAHYCO, Jalna, Maharashtra
Molecular mapping and characterization of Tomato Leaf Curl Virus (ToLCV) resistance gene(s) in tomato
Ms. Ruby Chandana (2010)
Presently serving as DST Young Scientist at Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
Proteome and genome analysis of nitrogen-efficient and nitrogen-inefficient wheat genotypes
Mr. Awdhesh Kumar Mishra (2014)
Presently serving as Senior Research Fellow in a DBT funded project at NIPGR, New Delhi

  Ex-Postdocs
  Dr. Tirthankar Bandyopadhyay
Research Associate
Email:- cybertirtha@gmail.com
Publication: See
Dr. Sarika Gupta
DST-Young Scientist
Presently employed in School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Email:- sarika_76@yahoo.co.in
Dr. Sarita Bhutty
2010-2012
Presently employed as Assistant Professor at Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Gurgaon, Haryana
Dr. Vivek Dixit
2008-2010
Presently employed in Jain Hi-Tech Agri Institute, Maharashtra
Dr. Manoj Kumar
2006-2007
Presently employed as Assistant Professor at LOVELY PROFESSIONAL UNIVERSITY (LPU), PUNJAB
Dr. Ananthi Jayaraman
2006-2007
Presently employed in MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai