Dr. Suphla Gupta

Plant Biotechnology Division
CSIR - Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine,Canal Road, Jammu – 180001

Positions Held  
Position Held Date Organization
Senior Scientist  2013 - Present CSIR-IIIM
Scientist 2009- 2013 CSIR-IIIM


My research area specifically includes Plant Genotying, Tissue culture, Proteomics and Functional genomics.
Currently we are focusing on deciphering the molecular and regulatory aspects of triterpenoid biosynthesis in Glycyrrhiza glabra. We have developed in vitro systems as platform to study regulatory effects of key genes committed to glycyrrhizin biosynthesis in the targeted plant.
We are also engaged in developing barcodes of plant species from the cold desert areas of north western Himalayas and genetic profiling of medicinal and aromatic plants of different eco-geographic regions (Ladhak, Srinagar and Jammu). 

  • Pandotra, P.; Gupta, A. P.; Gandhiram , Husian, M K.; Gupta, S. Genetic and Chemo-divergence in Eighteen Core Collection of Zingiber officinale from North-West Himalayas Scientia Horticulturae (2013). 160, 283–291

  • Gupta, S.; Pandotra, P.; Gupta, A. P.; Verma, M.K.; Ahuja ,A.; Vishwakarma. R. A. Direct rhizogenesis, in vitro stolon proliferation and high throughput regeneration of plantlets in Glycyrrhiza glabra. Acta Physiologeae Plantarum (2013). Published Online.doi: 10.1007/s11738-013-1302-1

  • Pandotra, P.; Husian, M. K.; Gandhiram.; Gupta, S.; Gupta, A. P. Evaluation of Genetic Diversity and Chemical Profile of Ginger Cultivar in North-western Himalayas. Biochemical Systematics  and Ecology (2013).  48; 281–287

  • Pandotra, P.; Gupta, A. P.; Gandhiram , Husian, M K.; Gupta, S. Retrotransposon based genetic status of North-West Himalayan Zingiber officinale revealed high heterogeneity. Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology (2013). DOI 10.1007/s13562-013-0196-8.

  • Gupta, S.; Sharma, R.; Pandotra, P.; Jaglan, S.; Gupta, A. P. Chromolithic Method Development, Validation and System Suitability Analysis of Ultra-Sound Assisted Extraction of Glycyrrhizic Acid and Glycyrrhetinic Acid from Glycyrrhiza glabra Natural Product Communications (2012). 7 (8) 991 – 994.

  • Dhar, R.,S.; Gupta, S.; Singh, P.P.;  Razdan, S.; Bhat, W.W.; Rana,S.; Lattoo,S.K.; Khan,S. Identification and characterization of protein composition in Withania somnifera-An Indian Ginsing).  Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology (2012). 21(1) 77-87.

  • Kumar, H., Kaul, K.; Gupta, S.; Kaul, V.K.; Kumar, S. A. Comprehensive Analysis of fifteen genes of steviol glycosides biosynthesis pathway in Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni). Gene (2012). 492 (1) 276-284.

  • Gupta, S.; Pandotra, P.;  Ram, G.; Anand, R.; Gupta, A.P.; Bedi, Y.S.; Mallavarapu,G.R. Characterization of monoterpenoids-rich essential oil from the rhizome of Zingiber officinale Collected from different locations of North Western Himalayas by capillary gas chromatography-ion trap mass spectrometry. Natural Product Communications (2011) 6 (1), 93-96.

  • Khan,I.; Pandotra, P.; Sharma, R.; Gupta,A.P.; Bedi, Y. S.; Dhar, J. K.; Gupta, B. D.; Gupta, S. RP-Thin layer chromatographic method for the quantification of three gingerol homolog’s of ultrasonic-assisted fresh rhizome extracts of Zingiber officinale Collected from North Western Himalayas . Journal of Separation Science (2010) 33, 558-563.

  • Gupta, S.; Pandotra,P.;  Gupta, A. P.; Dhar, J. K.; Sharma, Ram, G.; Husain, M. K.;  Bedi, Y. S.  Volatile (As and Hg) and non-volatile (Pb and Cd) toxic heavy metals analysis in rhizome of Zingiber officinale collected from different locations of North Western Himalayas by Atomic absorption spectroscopy.  Food and Chemical Toxicology (2010) 48, 2966-2971.