Dr. Ashok Chaudhury

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Scholar
Field of Specialization: Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
Name: Dr. Ashok Chaudhury
Official Address and Designation: Professor and Chairman
Dept. of Bio & Nano Technology
Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology
Hisar 125 001
Telephone (O): 91-1662-2563165
E-mail: ashokchaudhury@hotmail.com
Duration of Grant: Eight Months
Project Title: Molecular Characterization of Circadian Clock Associated Transcription Factors in Rice
Abstract of Project :
In higher plants, circadian rhythms regulate various biological processes including metabolism. Molecular mechanisms regulating circadian clock genes have been reported in Arabidopsis thaliana but very little information is available for monocots especially rice. Circadian clock associated transcription factors such as CCA1, TOC1, MYB genes will be characterized by employing molecular biology techniques in rice. The present study attempts to introduce circadian clock genes in rice via genetic transformation and analyze transgenic plants for obtaining "hybrid vigor" without hybrid seed production.

Academic Background :
Ph.D. Plant Molecular Biology Centre for Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi, Delhi 1994
M.Sc. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 1988
B.Sc. Agriculture (Plant breeding and Genetics) CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar 1986
Professional Background :
Professor Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar 2006- till date
Associate Professor Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar 2001-2006
Research Scientist
The Energy & Resources Institute, Delhi 1999-2001
Lecturer/Scientist University of Delhi, Delhi 1993-1995
Dr. Ashok Chaudhury