Dr. Sushma Mishra
Assistant Professor
Educational Qualification -  Ph. D. 
Department of Botany
Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University)
Dayalbah, Agra 282 005 (UP), India
Tel.: (0562) 280 1545
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Teaching assignments

Odd Semester

  • BOM301 (BSc II yr)): Bryophytes
  • BOM502 (BSc (H)): Cytogenetics and Plant Breeding
  • BOM713 (MSc (P)): Cell Biology
  • BOM 703 (MSc. (P)); Cell and Molecular Biology
  • BOM 902 (MSc. (F))  Plant Biotechnology
  • ABS101 (BSc. Applied Botany, I yr): Fundamentals of Botany and its Applications
  • GPB301 (BSc Agriculture, II yr): Fundamentals of Plant Breeding
  • ESc191 (BSc. I yr): Environmental Science

Even Semester :

  • BOM202 (BSc. I yr): Cell Biology
  • BOM402 (BSc II yr): Biomolecules
  • BOM602 (BSc. (H)): Embryology
  • GPB201 (BSc Agriculture, I yr): Fundamentals of Genetics
  • BOM 801 (M.Sc. (P)) Title: Inheritance Biology

Areas of research:

  • Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Research Interests

  • Bioprospecting of Endophytes
  • Microbial Diversity in Higher Plants
  • Plant Microbe Interactions

Honour and Recognitions

  • Life Member of Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkat
  • Reviewer of the journal: Theoretical and Experimental Plant Physiology (TXPP)
  • Granted University Teaching Assistantship in the Department of Plant Molecular Biology for 4 yearsfrom 2009 - 2013
  • Won Poster prizes in two international conferences: International Symposium on Plant Signalling and Behaviour, held in March 2014 and Asian Congress on Biotechnology (2013)
  • Gold medalistin M.Sc. in Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • University Medal in B.Sc. (II year) for securing III position at University level
  • Secured highest marks in Biology in CBSE Board Class XII at the school level.
  • Cleared CSIR-JRF (first attempt)
  • Awarded following Scholarships:
    • Monsanto Post-graduate Scholarship (2008-09),
    • Rotary Club Scholarship (2008-09) at M.Sc. level
    • South Campus Endowment Scholarship (2007-08) at M.Sc. level
    • Science Meritorious Award (2004-07) at B.Sc. level

Selected Publications

For papers in Journals:

    1. Mintoo MN, Mishra S, Dantu PK (2019) Isolation and Characterization of Endophytic Bacteria from Piper longum. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., India, Sect. B Biol.Sci. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40011-018-01064-8(Impact Factor: 0.4) ISSN 0369-8211
    2. Mishra Sand Khurana JP (2017). Emerging roles and Novel signaling paradigms of Plant cryptochromes. Critical reviews in Plant Sciences 36 (2) 89-115 (Impact Factor: 6.6)
    3. Bollineni H, Gopala Krishnan S, Prabhu KV, Singh NK, Mishra S, Khurana JP, Singh AK (2017). Alteration in hormonal homeostasis due to disruption of Aux1 gene in Golden Rice ® GR2-R event results in inferior agronomic performance. PLOS One. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0169600. (Impact Factor: 3.0)
    4. Bollineni H, Gopala Krishnan S, Sundaram RM, Sudhakar D, Prabhu KV, Singh NK, Pal M, Mishra S, Khurana JP, Singh AK (2014). Marker assisted biofortification of rice with pro-vitamin A using transgenic Golden Rice® lines: progress and prospects. Indian J. Genet., Suppl. 74 (4): 1-7. (Impact Factor: 0.4)

For Books/Book Chapters:

  1. Mishra S, Gupta D and Ranjan R (2019) Molecular approaches for enhancing stress tolerance in plants. “Approaches for Enhancing Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants.”  Boca Raton: CRC Press, https://doi.org/10.1201/9781351104722. eBook ISBN 9781351104715
  2. Mishra S(2019) Targeted Genome Editing Tools in Plants” In “Innovations in Life Science Research”. NOVA Sci. Pub., USA ISBN: 978-1-53615-868-7.
  3. Mishra S, Goyal D, Kumar A, Dantu PK. Biotechnological Applications of β-Glucosidases in Biomass Degradation. “Recent Advancement in White Biotechnology through Fungi”. Springer ISBN: 978-3-030-25505-3.

For papers in Conference Proceedings (Confs. in which full paper has been published):

  1. Phurailatpam L, Goyal D, Dantu, PK and Mishra S (2019)Isolation of IAA-producing endophytes from Piper longum (L.) . Bioprospecting and Bioactive Compounds from Microbes and Plants. ISBN – 978-93-81778-71-5)