Plant Biotechnology

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    Area of specialization of Dr. Devesh Shukla is in Plant Biotechnology, with a specific focus on Tissue Culture & Genetic Transformation, Phytoremediation, and Secondary Plant Product Pathway Engineering for Enhanced Nutritional Quality and Yield. His work emphasizes developing innovative biotechnological solutions to enhance plant resilience, productivity, and environmental remediation capabilities. Through his extensive research and leadership in projects funded by reputable organizations like the CSIR, DBT, DST, USDA and NSF, Dr. Shukla has contributed significantly to the advancement of biotechnological tools aimed at improving phosphorus acquisition efficiency in plants and the eco-friendly synthesis of gold nanoparticles.
  • B.Sc. Botany Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Biotechnology
  • Ph.D. Biochemistry
  • CSIR National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India , Centre for Plant Molecular Biology (CPMB) - Project Assistant (October 2005- September 2008 )
  • CSIR National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India , Centre for Plant Molecular Biology (CPMB) - Senior Research Fellow (CSIR) (October 2008- September 2011 )
  • International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi, India, Plant Molecular Biology - Research Associate (May 2012- July 2013 )
  • Western Kentucky University (WKU), Bowling Green, KY, USA , Department of Biology - Postdoctoral Research Associate (August 2013- July 2017 )
  • Institute for Industrial Development, (An incubator with MSME GoI), Lucknow, India, Business Development - Consultant (August 2017- June 2019 )
  • CSIR National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India , Centre for Plant Molecular Biology (CPMB) - Project Scientist (August 2019- March 2021 )
  • CSIR CIMAP, Lucknow, India, Plant Biotechnology, Tissue culture & Transformation Facility (TTF) - Senior Technical Officer (2) (May 2022- till date )
  • CSIR SRF,For pursuing CSIR, New Delhi, India in 2008-2011
  • Invited many times for lectures, exams, manuscript review and editing tasks, honored for the leadership, peer recognition, expertise and contribution to the fieldby Several Distinguished Organizations (Pls. refer to CV) in 2016-2024
  • Best Research Paper , For securing highest impact factor for research article in that yearby CSIR NBRI, Lucknow, India in 2014-2015
  • PlantingScience Fellow, For mentoring the high school & undergraduate studentsby Botanical Society of America, St. Louise, USA in 2016-2017
  • Shukla D. Exploring methodologies in Cannabis tissue-culture and genetic transformation: Opportunities and obstacles. Journal of Medicinal & Aromatic Plant Sciences 2023
  • Shukla D*, Trivedi PK, Sahi, S. A Simple Protocol for Mapping the Plant Root System Architecture Traits. Journal of Visualized Experiments. Journal of Visualized Experiments 2023
  • Shukla D*, Sandhu G, Trivedi PK . Role of phytochelatin in cation translocation in plants, in Cation Transporters in Plants. Elsevier Academic Press 2022
  • Shukla D. Evolution of Ca2+ transporters in plants, in Calcium Transport Elements in Plants. Elsevier Academic Press 2021
  • Shukla D*, Waigel S, Rouchka EC, Sandhu G, Trivedi PK, Sahi SV. Genome-wide expression analysis reveals contrasting regulation of phosphate starvation response (PSR) in root and shoot of Arabidopsis and its association with biotic stress.. Environmental and Experimental Botany 2021
  • Shukla D*, Rinehart C, Sahi SV. Comprehensive Study of Excess Phosphate Response reveals induction of Ethylene Mediated Signaling that Negatively Regulates Plant Growth and Development.. Scientific Reports 2017
  • Tiwari M, Krishnamurthy S, Shukla D, Kiiskila J, Jain A, Datta R, Sharma N, Sahi SV . Comparative transcriptome and proteome analysis to reveal the biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles in Arabidopsis.. Scientific Reports 2016
  • Shukla D*, Trivedi PK, Nath P and Tuteja N. Metallothioneins and Phytochelatins: Role and Perspectives in Heavy Metal(loid)s Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants. Abiotic Stress Response in Plants 2016
  • Shukla D, Krishnamurthy S, Sahi SV. Microarray analysis of Arabidopsis under gold exposure to identify putative genes involved in the synthesis of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs). . Genomics Data 2015
  • Shukla D, Krishnamurthy S, Sahi SV. Genome-wide transcriptome analysis reveals ABA mediated response in Arabidopsis during gold (AuCl4-) treatment.. Frontiers in Plant Science 2014
  • Shukla D, Huda KM, Banu MS, Gill SS, Tuteja R, Tuteja N. OsACA6, a P-type 2B Ca2+ ATPase functions in cadmium stress tolerance in tobacco by reducing the oxidative stress load.. Planta 2014
  • Shri M, Dave R, Diwedi S, Shukla D, Kesari R, Tripathi RD, Trivedi PK, Chakrabarty D. Heterologous expression of Ceratophyllum demersum phytochelatin synthase, CdPCS1, in rice leads to lower arsenic accumulation in grain.. Scientific Reports 2014
  • Yadav D, Shukla D, Tuteja N. Isolation, in silico characterization, localization and expression analysis of abiotic stress-responsive rice G-protein beta subunit (RGB1).. Plant Signaling & Behavior 2014
  • Shukla D, Kesari R, Tiwari M, Dwivedi S, Tripathi RD, Nath P, Trivedi PK. Expression of Ceratophyllum demersum phytochelatin synthase, CdPCS1, in Escherichia coli and Arabidopsis enhances heavy metal(loid)s accumulation.. Protoplasma 2013
  • Shukla D, Tiwari M, Tripathi RD, Nath P, Trivedi PK. Synthetic phytochelatins complement a phytochelatin-deficient Arabidopsis mutant and enhance the accumulation of heavy metal(loid)s. . Biochemical & Biophysical Research Communications 2013
  • Yadav D, Shukla D, Tuteja N. Rice heterotrimeric G-proteins alpha subunit (RGA1): in silico analysis of the gene and promoter and its up-regulation in abiotic stress. . Plant Physiology & Biochemistry 2013
  • Shukla D, Kesari R, Mishra S, Dwivedi S, Tripathi RD, Nath P, Trivedi PK. Expression of phytochelatin synthase from aquatic macrophyte Ceratophyllum demersum L. enhances cadmium and arsenic accumulation in tobacco.. Plant Cell Reports 2012
  • Shukla D, Nagure NS, Kumar R, Singh PJ. Assessment of genotoxicity of dichlorvos to Mystus vittatus (Bloch) by comet assay.. Indian Journal of Fisheries 2010
  • Chakrabarty D, Trivedi PK, Mishra P, Tiwari M, Shri M, Shukla D, Kumar S, Rai A, Pandey A, Nigam D, Tripathi RD, Tuli R. Comparative transcriptome analysis of arsenate and arsenite stresses in rice seedlings.. Chemosphere 2009
  • Chakrabarty D, Trivedi PK, Shri M, Mishra P, Asif MH, Dubey S, Kumar S, Rai A, Tiwari M, Shukla D, Pandey A, Nigam D, Tuli R. Differential transcriptional expression following thidiazuron induced callus differentiation developmental shifts in rice.. Plant Biology 2009
  • Shri M, Kumar S, Chakrabarty D, Trivedi PK, Mallick S, Mishra P, Shukla D, Mishra S, Srivastava S, Tripathi RD, Tuli R. Effect of arsenic on growth, oxidative stress and antioxidant system in rice seedlings.. Ecotoxicology & Environmental Safety 2009

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