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Profile of Dr. Neetu Singh Kushwah

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Name : Dr. Neetu Singh Kushwah
Designation : Scientist
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Telephone (Office) : +91-0512 2580994, Ext. 1008
Mobile No. : +91-7985772382
Date of joining ICAR : 01st July 2014
Discipline and specialization : Agricultural Biotechnology, Activation tagging and transgenic development.
Training/advance exposure in the area of work :

CRISPR-Cas9 based precise genome editing Genome Sequencing: Methods and Applications.

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Contribution to the scientific advancement

  • Highly reproducible and efficient regeneration system amenable to genetic transformation in Lathyrus sativus.
  • Genes related to β-ODAP biosynthesis pathway in Lathyrus sativus.
  • Identified and characterized constitutive and tissue specific promoter using GUS reporter gene in Arabidopsis thaliana.
  • Tissue specific activation tagging in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Current area of research

  • Genetic improvement of Lathyrus sativus for low β-ODAP.


  • Kushwah, N.S. (2019) Tissue specific activation tagging in Arabidopsis thaliana for identification and isolation of genes of agronomic interest. Curr Sci, 117(4):627-637.
  • Rathore M., Das A., Kushwah N.S., Singh N.P. (2018) Insect smart pulses for sustainable agriculture. In: Gosal, S., Wani, S. (eds) Biotechnologies of Crop Improvement. Springer, Cham, 2:227-247.
  • Lata S., Ranjan A., Kushwah N. S., Kumar P., Dargan S., Srinivasan R., Bhat S.R (2017) Regulatory sequences of the Arabidopsis thaliana Rps19, a nuclear gene encoding mitochondrial ribosomal protein subunit, extend into the upstream gene. J Plant Biochem Biotechnol, 26(3): 302-309.
  • Kushwah N.S. (2016) Isolation, cloning and characterization of promoter of rubisco small subunit 2b (rbcs2b) gene of Arabidopsis thaliana. Innovative Farming, 1(4): 119-128.
  • Kushwah N.S., Ahmad I., Sajad A. (2014) Characterization of promoter of Terminal Flower1 (TFL1) gene of Arabidopsis. Res. J. Biotechnol, 9(3): 35-40.

Awards and Fellowships

  • Awarded Junior and Senior Research Fellowship from ICAR and CSIR during Masters and PhD study.
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