Welcome to Prabodh’s Lab


  • Sweta Bhambani submitted her thesis.
  • *Congratulations Dr. Smita Kumar and Dr. Ashutosh Pandey for winning the most prestigious Young Scientist Medal-2017 from Indian National Science Academy (INSA).
  • Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi sanctioned Centre of Excellence and Innovation in Biotechnology (CEIB) on Secondary plant product pathway engineering
  • Dr. Smita awarded Indo-Australian Career Boosting Gold Fellowship from DBT to work in Prof. Anthony Miller's group
  • Tapsi Shukla and Aditya V. Agarwal submitted their thesis.
  • 7 publications received Best Research Paper Award-2016 from the Institute.
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    Pathway Engineering for secondary plant products

    In the area of secondary plant metabolites, main focus has been to study the expression and regulation of genes involved in biosynthesis of important molecules, which are beneficial for human health. Lab has attained success in different aspects such as:

  • Transgenic plants accumulate isoflavones. in flower petals, but leaf tissue was devoid of these phytoceuticals.
  • Transformation and development of transgenic plants.
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    1. Asif M, Lakhwani D, Pathak S, Gupta P, Bag SK, Nath P, Trivedi P. (2014) Transcriptome analysis of ripe and unripe fruit tissue of banana identifies major metabolic networks involved in fruit ripening process. BMC Plant Biol. 14:316.

    2. Khedgikar V, Ahmad N, Kushwaha P, Gautam J, Nagar GK, Singh D, Trivedi PK, Mishra PR, Sangwan NS, Trivedi R (2014) Preventive effects of withaferin A isolated from the leaves of an Indian medicinal Plant Withania somnifers (L): comparisons with 17-ß-Estradiol and Alendronate. Nutrition (In Press) DOI: 10.1016/j.nut.2014.05.010

    3. Tripathi RD, Singh R, Tripathi P, Dwivedi S, Chauhan R, Adhikari B, Trivedi PK (2014) Arsenic accumulation and tolerance in rootless macrophyte Najas indica is mediated through antioxidants, amino acids and phytochelatin. Aquatic Toxicology (In Press) DOI: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2014.09.011

    4. Tiwari M, Sharma D, Trivedi PK (2014) Artificial microRNA mediated gene silencing in plants: progress and perspectives. Plant Molecular Biology 86:1-18 10.1007/s11103-014-0224-7

    5. Shri M, Dave R, Diwedi S, Shukla D, Kesari R, Tripathi RD, Trivedi PK, Chakrabarty D (2014) Heterologous expression of Ceratophyllum demersum phytochelatin synthase, CdPCS1, in rice leads to lower arsenic accumulation in grain. Scientific Reports 4:5784 (Nature Publishing Group)

    6. Kumar A, Singh RP, Singh PK, Awasthi S, Chakrabarty D, Trivedi PK, Tripathi RD (2014) Selenium ameliorates arsenic induced oxidative stress through modulation of antioxidant enzymes and thiols in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Ecotoxicology 23:1153-63 DOI 10.1007/s10646-014-1257-z

    7. Pandey A, Misra P, Bhambhani S, Chitra B, Trivedi PK (2014) Expression of Arabidopsis MYB transcription factor, AtMYB111, in tobacco requires light to modulate flavonol content. Scientific Reports 4:5018 (Nature Publishing Group)

    8. Pandey V, Niranjan A, Atri N, Chandrashekhar K, Mishra MK, Trivedi PK, Misra P (2014) WsSGTL1 gene from Withania somnifera, modulates glycosylation profile, antioxidant system and confers biotic and salt stress tolerance in transgenic tobacco. Planta 239:1217-31

    9. Kumar A, Tripathi RD, Singh RP, Dwivedi S, Chakrabarty D, Mallick S, Trivedi PK, Adhikari B (2014) Evaluation of amino acid profile in contrasting arsenic accumulating rice (Oryza sativa L.) genotypes under arsenic stress grown in hydroponic condition. Biologia Plantarum 58: 733-742

    10. Tiwari M, Sharma D, Singh M, Tripathi RD, Trivedi PK (2014) Expression of OsMATE1 and OsMATE2 alters development, stress responses and pathogen susceptibility in Arabidopsis. Scientific Reports 4:3964 DOI: 10.1038/srep03964 (Nature Publishing Group)

    11. Dubey S, Shri M, Misra M, Lakhwania D, Bag SK, Asif MH, Trivedi PK, Tripathi RD, Chakrabarty D (2014) Heavy metals induce oxidative stress and genome-wide modulation in transcriptome of rice root. Functional and Integrative Genomics 14:401-17

    12. Asif MH, Lakhwani D, Sumya Pathak S, Bhambhani S, Bag SK, Trivedi PK (2014) Genome-wide identification and expression analysis of the mitogen-activated protein kinase gene family from banana suggest involvement of specific members in different stages of fruit ripening. Functional and Integrative Genomics 14:161-75 DOI 10.1007/s10142-013-0349-9

    13. Pandey A, Misra P, Khan MP, Swarnkar G, Tewari MC, Bhambhania S, Trivedi R, Chattopadhyay C, Trivedi PK (2014) Coexpression of Arabidopsis transcription factor, AtMYB12, and soybean isoflavone synthase, GmIFS1, genes in tobacco leads to enhanced biosynthesis of isoflavones and flavonols resulting in osteoprotective activity. Plant Biotechnology Journal 12:69-80

    14. Tiwari M, Sharma D, Dwivedi S, Singh M, Tripathi RD, Trivedi PK (2014) Expression in Arabidopsis and cellular localization reveal involvement of rice NRAMP, OsNRAMP1, in arsenic transport and tolerance. Plant Cell Environment 37:140-152



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