Mr. Tushar

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral and Professional Research Fellow
Field of Specialization: Agricultural Science
Name: Mr. Tushar
Official Address and Designation:  Ph.D. Scholar
Department of Biotechnology
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati
Guwahati 781 039
Telephone (O): 91-361-2582245   
Duration of Grant: Nine Months                        
Project Title: Study of Genome Structure and Evolution of Zingiberaceae
Abstract of Project :
Zingiberaceae, a medicinal plant family among, finds extensive use in the indigenous system of medicine and many are endemic to the North-east region, one of the biodiversity 'Hot-spots" in India. Work on this family is regularly constrained by difficulties in species identification due to similar morphology. My research focus is to resolve taxonomic ambiguities among wild accession of the members of Zingiberaceae, using genomic tools and also to develop molecular markers to identify members of a given species for future use. Analysis of sample sequences for repeat content in wild accession of Zingiberaceae along with other loci information will help in assessment of the stability of the genome and hence the evolutionary pattern.

Academic Background :
Ph.D. Agricultural Science IIT Guwahati, Guwahati 2009–till date
B. Tech. Biotechnology Allahabad Agricultural Institute, Allahabad 2007
Mr. Tushar