Dr. Suphla B Gupta
Plant Sciences and Agrotechnology Division (PSA)
CSIR – Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine,Canal Road, Jammu – 180001
My core Research areas includes Plant Molecular Biology, DNA Fingerprinting and Barcoding, Tissue Culture and Plant Proteomics. These are the approaches being utilized in my Lab to understand secondary metabolite biosynthesis of medicinal plants, development of tissue culture protocols for rare and endangered plants and plant barcoding and fingerprinting for Intellectual property rights protection.
Currently my Lab is engaged in understanding the regulation and transportation of secondary metabolites biosynthesis in Glycyrrhiza glabra plant employing in-vitro system, quantitative expression and functional validation in hetrologous system. Our quest is to get an insight into the regulatory mechanism functioning inside the plant for the synthesis of an anticancer terpenoid, glycyrrhizin. Also my Lab is researching to comprehend the role of bioactive secondary metabolite in plant primary functioning, mostly medicinal plants including Dioscorea, Cannabis, Plumbago, Fritillaria.
My Lab has also chemically and genetically characterized and catalogued more than 250 Ginger germplasm from North western Himalayas and DNA barcoded medicinal plants collected from Cold desert areas of Leh and Ladakh region of India.
I have successfully completed seven Projects and am currently involved in three Projects. I have published more than 40 peer reviewed research papers, delivered eleven invited Lectures and attended over fifty International & National Conferences. I am also Editorial Board Member and reviewer of several International Journal of repute, and recognized supervisor of Jammu University, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar and Sri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Jammu.
The research outcomes are the result of excellent work done by current students and alumni of the Lab. Our Lab gets satisfaction in igniting the scientific temperament for rediscovering Nature and its inherent mechanism.
|Masters||Biotechnology||M.S. University, Baroda||1993|
|GATE||General sciences||98.62 percentile||1993|
|Bachelors||Botany, Zoology, Chemistry||C.S. University Kanpur||1991|
|Principal Scientist||Till date- 2017||CSIR-IIIM-Jammu|
Area of Expertise
Tissue Culture Studies
Transient Expression Studies
Stable Expression Studies
Understanding Regulatory Network
Role of Transcription Factor(s)
- Transcriptome-wide mining of ABC gene family members and their role in stress biology of Glycyrrhiza glabra. RC approved project (MLP3012).
- Understanding the role of endophytes from Glycyrrhiza glabra in secondary metabolism (MLP0048).
- Elucidation of molecular basis of regulation of Cannabinoid biosynthesis: Towards biotechnological interventions in Cannabis: (FBR/NCP).
|Sl. No||Authors||Title of the Article||Name of Journal||Impact Factor||Year||Vol No. Issue, Pages||DOI|
|1||Nazir R, Gupta S, Dey A, Kumar V, Yousuf M, Hussain S, Dwivedi P, Pandey DK||In vitro propagation and assessment of genetic fidelity in Dioscorea deltoidea, a potent diosgenin yielding endangered plant||South African Journal of Botany.||2.315||2021||140; 349-355||Link|
|2||Manzoor MM, Goyal P, Pandotra P, Dar MS, Dar MJ, Misra P, Gupta AP, Vishwakarma RA, Ahuja A, Dhar MK||Transcriptome-wide identification of squalene epoxidase genes from Glycyrrhiza glabra L.: expression analysis and heterologous expression of GgSQE1 suggest important role in terpenoid biosynthesis.||Protoplasma||3.356.||2021||258, 991–1007.||Link|
|3||Nazir R, Gupta S, Vijay Kumar, Ajay Prakash Gupta, …… & D K pandey.||Biotechnological strategies for the sustainable production of diosgenin from Dioscorea spp.||Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology||4.813.||2021||Jan;105(2):569-585.
|4||Romaan Nazir, Suphla Gupta, Abhijit Dey,
Vijay Kumar, Ajai Prakash Gupta, Mahipal S. Shekhawat, Pooja Goyal,Devendra Kumar Pandey
|In vitro tuberization, genetic and phytochemical fidelity assessment in the Dioscorea deltoidea, an important medicinal crop of pharmaceutical significance||Inustrial Crop and Products
|5||Katoch, K., Gupta, S., Nazir, R. V. Kumar, R.Sanyal, A. Dey||Establishment of adventitious root culture from leaf explants of Plumbago zeylanica: an endangered medicinal plant.||vegetos||NAAS 5.6||2021||Link|
Awards and Honours
- GATE 1993 (98.62 Percentile)
- All India JNU Entrance for M. Sc. Biotechnology
- Appreciation award for research paper “P. D. Shetti award”
- Third best Paper Awards for the year 2009-10
- Best Poster award in National Seminar on Recent Advances in Plant Biotechnology
- Best Oral Presentation award in Advances and Innovations in Biotechnology and Biological SciencesSBBS-2017
- Best Poster award in the 3rd International Conference on Recent Trends and Advancements in Engineering and Technology (ICRTAET)
- Best Student Oral Presentation in International Conference Virtual Conference on Plant Specialized Metabolism and Metabolic Engineering, 2020 at CSIR-CIMAP
|Malik Muzafar Manzoor||joined my Lab as Project Assistant in October 2014 to work on a SERB sponsored Project Functional genomics approach to understand Glycyrrhizin Biosynthesis. He is currently compiling his work for thesis.||CSIR-SRF|
|Ms Pooja Goyal||joined my Lab in Jan 2016. She is working on WRKY Transcription Factor gene family from Glycyrrhiza glabra. She will be soon initiating her compilation for thesis.
|Mr Shahnawaz||has joined my Lab in Jan 2019. He is in the initial phase of his research work and working on ABC transporters from Glycyrrhiza glabra||CSIR-JRF|
|Ms Ritu||has joined my Lab in April 2020. She will be focusing on understanding transcription factor mediated regulation of glycyrrhizin biosynthesis in Glycyrrhiza glabra||CSIR-JRF|
|Dr Kashif Husain||Dr. Husain was in my Lab as Post doctoral Fellow working on “Molecular Characterization of Traditional Ginger Cultivar from Different Agro-Climatic Region of North-Western Himalayas”||Dr Kashif Husain is currently Research Officer-Scientist(Botany), In-Charge Survey of Medicinal Plants Unit, National Research Institute of Unani Medicine for Skin Disorders (NRIUMSD), Hyderabad.|
|Dr Pankaj Pandotra||He completed his PhD on Molecular and Chemical characterization of Zingiber officinale collected from North Western Himalayan region’||currently working as Senior Technical Staff in Sher-e-Agricultural University of Science and Technology, Jammu (SKUAST-J).|
|Dr Sandeep S Pagoch||Dr Pagoch worked on Cloning and Characterization of Methylerythritol 4-Phosphate (MEP) Pathway Genes Involved in the Biosynthesis of Forskolin in Coleus forskohlii (Willd.) Briq.||currently Research Scientist under National Health Mission|
|Dr Sajad A Lone||Dr Sajad worked on Molecular, phytochemical & cytological characterization of Epimedium elatum (Morr & Decne)-a rare high altitude medicinal plant of Northwestern Himalayas in India||currently an Adhoc Botany lecturer in GDC Boys Sopore, J&K Higher Education department, Srinagar.|
|Ms Rubeena||She is learning tissue culture Techniques, currently.||CSIR-JRF|