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Department :  Biotechnology

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Areas of Interest / SpecializationPlant Biotechnology
Best Ten Publications:1. Gurpreet Kaur, Ashutosh Sharma, Kunchur Guruprasad and Pratap Kumar Pati (2014) Versatile roles of plant NADPH oxidases and emerging concepts. Biotechnology Advances. 32: 551–563 (IF -8.905) 2. Guillon, S., Trémouillaux-Guiller, J., Pati, P. K., Rideau, M. and Gantet, P. (2006). Hairy root research: Recent scenario and exciting prospects. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 9:341-346 (IF-9.385) 3. Guillon, S., Trémouillaux-Guiller, J., Pati, P. K., Rideau, M. and Gantet, P. (2006). Harnessing the potential of hairy roots: dawn of a new era. Trends in Biotechnology. 24: 403-409 ( IF- 10.040) 4. Pati, P. K., Rath, S.P., Sharma, M., Sood, A. and Ahuja, P.S. (2006). In vitro propagation of rose- a review. Biotechnology Advances. 24: 94-114. (IF-8.905) 5. *Liuyin Ma, *Pratap Kumar Pati, Man Liu, Qingshun Q Li, Art Hunt (2014) High throughput characterizations of poly(A) site choice in plants. Methods 67:74-83 (IF-3.221) (*Share equal contribution) 6. Shivani Saini, Isha Sharma, Navdeep Kaur, Pratap Kumar Pati (2013) Auxin: A Master Regulator in Plant Root Development. Plant Cell Reports 32:741-757 (IF-2.936) 7. Isha Sharma, Erwan Ching, Shivani Saini, Renu Bhardwaj and Pratap Kumar Pati (2013) Exogenous application of brassinosteroid offers tolerance to salinity by altering stress responses in rice variety Pusa Basmati-1. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 69:17-26 (IF-2.352) 8. Isha Sharma, Bhardwaj, R. and Pati, P. K. (2012) Mitigation of adverse effects of Chlorpyrifos by 24-epibrassinolide and analysis of stress markers in a rice variety Pusa Basmati-1. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 85: 72–81 (IF-2.482) 9. Pati, P.K., Kaur Jaspreet and Singh Pritika (2011) A liquid culture system for shoot proliferation and analysis of pharmaceutically active constituents of Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don. Plant Cell Tiss. Org. Cult. 105:299–307 ( IF-2.612) 10. Pati, P. K., Sharma, M. and Ahuja, P.S. (2008). Protoplast isolation, culture and heterokaryon selection in rose by immobilization in extra thin alginate film. Protoplasma. 233: 165–171. (IF-3.171)
Awards and Honours:Received "INSA Teachers Award (2012)" from Indian National Academy of Sciences, New Delhi. Awarded "Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellowship" by the Foreign Fulbright Scholarship Board (FSB) in Washington D.C. and approved by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Culture Affairs (ECA) and the Government of India. (GOI) for the year 2011-2012. Awarded "BOYSCAST Fellowship" of Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India for the year 2004-2005