Centre for Plant and Environmental Biotech



Dr. A.N. Sahi

Designation :  Assistant Director


Dr. Rachana Singh

Designation :  Professor

Area of Interest :  Waste water treatment, Bioremediation and Biosorption processes for heavy metals and dyes


Dr. Sumedha Mohan

Designation :  Associate Professor


Dr. Tanu Allen

Designation :  Assistant Professor

Area of Interest :  My current research interests and activities are focused on Free radical Biology, Oxidative Stress, Heavy metal toxicity, Ecotoxicology of Arsenic, Assessment of soil, air and water quality, biomonitoring of heavy metals in urine and blood samples and bioleaching of metals from wastewater sludge. Also, to understand mechanistic aspects of metal toxicity as well as oxidative stress in aquatic ecosystems, fish constitute an excellent model of study. Fish, as well as other aquatic plants and animals, are a crucial food source for millions of people throughout the world.


Dr. Deepak Ganjewala

Designation :  Professor

Area of Interest : Plant Secondary Metabolism:
Biosynthesis and regulation of plant secondary metabolites, Medicinal and aromatic plants; Phytochemical analyses, Bioprospecting, Transcriptomics and Metabolomics, Biotransformation of secondary metabolites.


Dr. Archna

Designation :  Associate Professor


Dr. Abhinav Kr Srivastava

Designation :  Assistant Professor

Area of Interest :  Environment, Bioremediation, waste management and public health


Dr. Panda Kusuma Kumari

Designation :  Associate Professor


Dr. Rajeev Kumar

Designation :  Assistant Professor

Area of Interest : 

  • Commercialization of Plant Tissue culture raised plants
  • Establishment of plant tissue culture laboratory
  • Expertise in Management of Large-scale production of plantlets through Tissue culture of Banana, Gerbera , Anthurium and Lily (Both TC and Tuber Production)



Dr. Subhasha Nigam

Designation :  Associate Professor

Area of Interest :  Different aspects of algal biotechnology like algal biofuel, algal bioremediation, antimicrobial activity etc.


Dr. Riti Thapar Kapoor

Designation :  Assistant Professor

Area of Interest :  Environmental Biotechnology


Dr. Susmita Shukla

Designation :  Associate Professor

Area of Interest : 

  1. Micropropagation or Clonal propagation of elite medicinal and economical important plants for mass multiplication
  2. Raising hybrid variety of economical important crops through tissue culture techniques
  3. Isolation, enhancement and characterization of biochemical compounds of medicinal plants
  4. High yield production of secondary metabolites from plants


Dr. Apekshita Singh

Designation :  Assistant Professor

Area of Interest :  In the field of Plant Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Stress physiology, protein biochemistry, proteins and DNA markers, phylogenetic analyses



Dr. Anupama Sharma Avasthi

Designation :  Assistant Professor - II

Area of Interest :  Extraction and biological activity evaluation of extracts and compounds from plants.


Dr. Debarati Paul

Designation :  Associate Professor

Area of Interest :  Applied Environmental Biotechnology:

  1. Biofuels from oleaginous yeasts and study on genomics and proteomics of biofuel production
  2. Screening and isolation of bacteria for antimicrobial peptides
  3. Bioremediation of organophosphate pesticides
  4. Microbial molecular ecology of contaminated environments and relation to eutrophication


Dr. Archana Tiwari

Designation :  Associate Professor

Area of Interest :  Phycoprospecting marine and freshwater microalgae for biofuels, value added products and bioremediation, Photosynthetic Hydrogen Production, Antioxidative Enzymes, Nutraceuticals, Allelopathy.


Dr. Manoranjan Nayak

Designation :  Associate Professor & Ramalingaswami Fellow

Area of Interest :  Green Process & Product Development; Microalgal Biorefinery & Bioenergy - Biofuels, Bio-CCS & Waste Valorization; Environmental biotechnology and applied microbiology.