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.

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.

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)

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.

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.

Last Updated: 13-Jan-2021


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