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Name : Mr. Kuldeep Kumar
Designation : Scientist
Email :,
Telephone (Office) : +91-512-2580995-94, 2582580 Ext. 1204
Mobile No. : +91- 9711394039
Date of joining ICAR : 7th January 2020
Discipline and specialization : Agricultural Biotechnology with specialization in Molecular breeding, Genomics and Transcriptomics
Training/advance exposure in the area of work :

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Contribution to the scientific advancement

  • Involved in the screening and characterization of blackgram genotypes for abiotic stress with prime focus on salinity.
  • Efforts are being made to map QTLs responsible for flowering time in lentil

Current area of research

Identification of genes and markers responsible for salinity tolerance in blackgram and earliness in lentil using BSA/QTL association mapping as well as transcritomics approach .


  • Kumar K. , Srivastava H., Das A., Tribhuvan K.U., Durgesh K., Joshi R., Mithra S.V.A.C.R., Jain. P.K., Singh N.K. & Gaikwad K. (2021). Identification and characterization of MADS box gene family in pigeonpea for their role during floral transition. 3 Biotech. 11(2), 1-15.
  • Tribhuvan K.U., Das A., Srivastava H., Kumar K. , Durgesh K., Sandhya Amitha Mithra S. V., Jain P. K., Gaikwad K.(2020). Identification and characterization of PEBP family genes reveal CcFT8 a probable candidate for photo period insensitivity in Cajanus cajan. 3 Biotech 10:194. Doi:
  • Das A., Saxena S., Kumar K. , Tribhuvan K.U., Singh N.K., Gaikwad K.(2020). Non-coding RNAs having strong positive interaction with mRNAs reveal their regulatory nature during flowering in a wild relative of pigeonpea (Cajanus scarabaeoides). Molecular Biology Reports Doi:
  • Das A., Nigam D., Junaid A., Tribhuvan K.U., Kumar K. , Durgesh K., Singh N.K., Gaikwad K. (2019). Expressivity of the key genes associated with seed and pod development is highly regulated via lncRNAs and miRNAs in Pigeonpea. Scientific Reports 9(1), 1-14. Doi:
  • Tribhuvan K.U., Amitha Mithra S.V., Sharma P., Das A., Kumar K. , Tyagi A., Solanke A., Sandhya, Sharma R., Jadhav P.V., Raveendran M., Fakruddin B., Sharma T.R., Singh N.K., Gaikwad K. (2019). Identification of genomic SSRs in Cluster bean (Cymopsis tetragonaloba) and demonstration of their utility in genetic diversity analysis. . Industrial Crops and Products 133:221-231. Doi:

Awards and Fellowships

  • CSIR-JRF (Life Sciences) and DBT-JRF (Biotechnology) for Ph.D..
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