Current members

Dr. Jitender Singh

Senior Research Associate

Scientist's Pool Scheme (2019)

PhD. (ICGEB, New Delhi)

Research Area:

We intend to increase the photosynthesis and yield in crop plant rice by improving sucrose translocation from the source (leaves) to sink tissues by enhancing the expression of SWEETS in a concerted manner using the CRISPR/Cas technology.

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Dr. Sourobh Maji

National Post-Doc Fellow (2019)

(Collaboration with Prof. Jitendra P. Khurana)

PhD. (NIPGR, New Delhi)

Research Area:

  • My work focus on defining the subunits, which forms the core part of  Arabidopsis Mediator complex and functional characterization of few important core subunits of Arabidopsis and rice.

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Kajol Sharma

PhD. Student (2019)


MSc. (University of Delhi)

Research Area:

  • Comparative epigenomic analyses to understand the regulation of different agronomic traits among diverse rice genotypes.

Mr. Mohit

Technical Assistant

Dr. Alim Junaid

National Post-Doc Fellow (2020)

PhD. (NRCPB, New Delhi)


Rekha Agrawal

PhD. Student (2017)

Msc. (Jiwaji University, Gwalior)


Shubhashis Das

PhD. Student (2017)


Msc. (G.B. Pant University, Uttarakhand)

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Pallabi Thakur

PhD. Student (2018)


Msc. (Calcutta University)

Research Area:

  • My work consists mainly of applying computational techniques to analyze and interpret NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) generated data in experiments with diverse approaches such as eg BS-seq, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq.

  • Understanding the role of Mediator in regulating grain length in rice.


                                                    Research Area:

Role of Mediator in epigenetic regulation of root architecture development of model plant Arabidopsis thaliana.

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Research Area:

Characterization and understanding the role of natural plant bioactive compound, which gives defence against human fungal pathogen.

Research Area:


Characterization and functional analysis of Med genes, backbone of Mediator complex in Arabidopsis


Mohd Waseem


PhD. student in JNU

(Collaboration with Dr. Naidu Subbarao)

Research Area:

Identification of novel inhibitors against human fungal pathogen


Mr. Amar Bahadur

Lab Assistant


Manisha Bhandari

PhD. Student (2020)


MSc. (Central University of Punjab,


Research Area:

  • Understanding the role of mediator in epigenetic reprogramming.