Name : Rakesh Kumar Shukla Designation : SC-GR-IV (I) Address : Plant Biotechnology Division E. mail : email@example.com Contact No : 09838653840 Epabx No. : 431 Download Resume Area of Specialization Our research interest is to understand the transcriptional regulation of secondary metabolism in medicinal plants. We are characterizing transcription factors, small RNA and pathway enzymes to decipher the metabolic pathways in medicinal plants. We utilize these characterized candidate genes for the enhancement of specialized secondary metabolites. Our research group is also exploring the genes involved in adventitious root development in response to waterlogging/hypoxia in medicinal plants. Education B.Sc. Chemistry (Hons.) M.Sc. Biochemistry Ph.D. Life Science Post Doctoral Plant Sciences Academic/Research Experience CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Plant Biotechnology - Principal Scientist (February 2018- till date ) CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Plant Biotechnology - Senior Scientist (February 2015- February 2018 ) CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Plant Biotechnology - Scientist (February 2011- February 2015 ) John Innes Centre, Norwich Research park, UK, Metabolic Biology Division - Visiting Scientist (July 2010- June 2011 ) CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Plant Biotechnology Division - Scientist-B (February 2008- February 2011 ) Honours and Awards INSA MEDAL FOR YOUNG SCIENTIST ,PLANT SCIENCEby INDIAN NATIONAL SCIENCE ACADEMY in 2010 Prof. LSS MEMORIAL AWARD FOR STANDING FIRST AMONG PLANT SCIENCE CANDIDATE ,PLANT SCIENCEby INDIAN NATIONAL SCIENCE ACADEMY in 2010 NASI YOUNG SCIENTIST PLATINUM JUBILEE AWARD ,PLANT SCIENCEby THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES in 2012 BOYSCAST FELLOWSHIP ,VISITING SCIENTIST by DST, INDIA in 2010 Publication S Upadhyay, GS Jeena, Shikha, RK Shukla . Recent advances in steroidal saponins biosynthesis and in vitro production.. Planta 2018 GS Jeena, N Singh, Shikha, RK Shukla . An insight into microRNA biogenesis and its regulatory role in plant secondary metabolism. Plant Cell Reports 2022 GS Jeena, S Kumar, RK Shukla . Structure, evolution and diverse physiological roles of SWEET sugar transporters in plants. Plant Molecular Biology 2019 A Joshi, GS Jeena, Shikha, RS Kumar, A Pandey, RK Shukla . Ocimum sanctum, OscWRKY1, regulates phenylpropanoid pathway genes and promotes resistance to pathogen infection in Arabidopsis. Plant Molecular Biology 2022 GS Jeena, A Joshi, RK Shukla . Bm-miR172c-5p Regulates Lignin Biosynthesis and Secondary Xylem Thickness by Altering the Ferulate 5 Hydroxylase Gene in Bacopa monnieri. Plant and Cell Physiology 2021 GS Jeena, S Kumar, RK Shukla . Characterization of MYB35 regulated methyl jasmonate and wound responsive Geraniol 10-hydroxylase-1 gene from Bacopa monnieri. Planta 2021 S Upadhyay, GS Jeena, S Kumar, RK Shukla . Asparagus racemosus, bZIP transcription factor-regulated squalene epoxidase (ArSQE) promotes germination and abiotic stress tolerance in transgenic tobacco. . Plant Science 2020 UJ Phukan, GS Jeena, V Tripathi, RK Shukla . MaRAP2-4, a waterlogging-responsive ERF from Mentha, regulates bidirectional sugar transporter AtSWEET10 to modulate stress response in Arabidopsis. . Plant Biotechnology Journal 2018 Patents File No Title Inventors Patent No. Abstract 8,435,732 Chimeric construct of mungbean yellow mosaic India virus (MYMIV) and its uses thereof D Chattopadhyay, RK Yadav, RK Shukla US Patent/ 8,435,732/ A recombinant DNA construct, recombinant vectors and host cells comprising the dimers of DNA A and DNA B of Mungbean Yellow Mosaic India Virus (MYMIV) in a single Ti plasmid are provided herein.