I am a Doctorate from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India from Department of Biotechnology. I submitted my thesis in 2010 entitled ‘Prospecting of phenylpropanoids and terpenoids in East Indian…
I am a Doctorate from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India from Department of Biotechnology. I submitted my thesis in 2010 entitled ‘Prospecting of phenylpropanoids and terpenoids in East Indian Sandalwood (Santalum album L.)’ under the supervision of Professor Satyahari Dey [Plant Biotechnology Lab]. The doctoral work comprised of metabolite profiling, biological activity screening and molecular biology of sandalwood oil and wood biosynthetic pathways and metabolites applying a diverse array of research tools and techniques. During the Graduate Studies I had the opportunity to work in the Isoprenoid group (under Dr. Eva Vranova) in the Plant Biotechnology Laboratory of Prof. Wilhelm Gruissem at ETH, Zurich, Switzerland for four months as an exchange student in Arabidopsis Isoprenoid Functional Genomics. I have also served as a Research Associate in the same Graduate laboratory for one year, working on bio prospecting of sandalwood and Amaranthus tricolor genes and metabolites, a sponsored project from Department of Biotechnology (DBT), India. I have served as a Postdoctoral research fellow at Center for Chemical Biology [CCB@USM], at University of Science Malaysia, Penang and presently I worked in Rubber Genome Sequencing and Post Genome Discovery Functional Genomics (PI: Professor Maqsudul Alam, University of Hawaii, USA) projects. Briefly, I am interested in genome-scale data mining, cloning, sequencing, identification and genome-wide characterization of major gene families, construction of a Rubber Database for worldwide users, analyses of evolutionary hallmarks in the genome [synteny, genome duplication, phylogeny], gene expression studies using Microarrays and molecular marker analyses with PFGE etc. I have been Graduate and Post-Graduate level University Topper in Botany in my state universities in India.I serve as a reviewer to Journal of Ethnopharmacology, International Journal on Botanical Research, published by Elsevier Science, the Netherlands since 2011.