Dr. Pushpalatha Ganesh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Professional summary
Over 13 years of multidisciplinary professional specializations including teaching and research experience in field of Biotechnology and Agricultural Sciences. Teaching experience in Biotechnology to post-graduate and undergraduate students with over eight years experience in screening and evaluation of germ-plasm varieties, allele mining of genes conferring salt tolerance, identification and validation of differentially expressed genes at National Institutes i.e., Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR)/Directorate of Rice Research (DRR), Hyderabad and National Research Centre of Plant Biotechnology (NRCPB), Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi. I possess a sound knowledge of PCR-based allele mining, qRT PCR, scanning electron microscope (SEM), drought screening techniques, physiological/biochemical analysis and microarray techniques with demonstrated ability to use statistical analysis and well versed with different Bioinformatics techniques, molecular breeding techniques and statistical analysis tools. I possess the ability to work independently as well as in a team with strong interpersonal relationship and leadership skills. 

I was an invited ‘Visiting Faculty’ under a research program on ‘Detection of freshness among cereals crops using fluorescence spectroscopy to determine the fluorescence level based on the presence of fluorescent components’ at Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan for a period of three months from 30th November 2015 to 29th February 2016. I was felicitated with ‘Scientist Associate Award’ by Society for Scientific Development in Agriculture and Technology (SSDAT) at National Conference on Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Biotic and Abiotic Stress Management (ECOBASM - 2014), 13th and 14th December 2014 at Directorate of Rice Research, Hyderabad. I was an ‘Invited Young Scientist with IRRI-PHILIPPINES Sponsorship’ to attend and present a part of my doctoral research work entitled ‘Whole Transcriptomic (RNA) Sequencing and Leaf Photosynthetic Response to Salinity in High Yielding Rice Introgression Lines Derived from KMR3 X O. rufipogon’, at 4th International Rice Congress (IRC2014) between 27th and 31st October 2014 at Bangkok, Thailand.