Dr. Meenakshi Raina

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Dr. Meenakshi Raina
  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D
Institute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad

Department: Molecular Biology, Plant Stress Biology, Genetic Engineering, Molecular Breeding


5 years


Dr. Meenakshi has completed her PhD in Biotechnology from Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agriculture Science and Technology-Jammu. She has worked on “Introgression of Xa21, xa13 and sd1 gene in Ranbir Basmati using Marker Assisted Backcross Breeding”. She has published several research papers in Journal of International as well as national repute. She has been awarded SIVB travel award by Society for In vitro Biology, USA and several other awards for presenting her research work in National and International conferences in India. Formerly, she has worked as Lecturer, Government Degree College (Boys) Udhampur. She has also worked at Central University of Jammu from 2017-2020. Her area of interest includes Molecular Biology, Plant Stress Biology, Molecular Breeding, Genetic Engineering

Areas of Interest

  • 1. Young researcher Award (2020) by Institute of Scholars (InSc), Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
  • 2. Young Scientist Award (Botany) (2019) by Society for Plant Research (SPR) and Springer, India.
  • 3. "IPSC Sponsored Student Award" (2019) at Indian Plant Science Congress organized by SRM Institute of Science and Technology from January 23 - 25, 2019, Tamilnadu, India.
  • 4. "Young Scientist Award" (2018) at National Conference on Recent Development in Plant Stress Biology: Translating Laboratory Research to Human Welfare (RDPSB2018) organized by Department of Botany, Central University of Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir, India.
  • 5. "Best Researcher Award" (2018) by Royal Association for Science-Led Socio-Cultural Advancement (RASSA) at the National Seminar on "Smart Technologies to Boost Farm Profitability and Socio-Economic Status of Rural India" organized ay SKUAST-Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir, India.
  • 6. "Best Oral presentation Award" (2018) at the National Seminar on "Smart Technologies to Boost Farm Profitability and Socio-Economic Status of Rural India" organized ay SKUAST-Jammu, J&K, India.
  • 7. "SIVB Travel award" (2018) by Society for In Vitro Biology, for an Excellent Student presentation at "2018 In Vitro Biology Meeting" from June 2-6, St. Louis, USA.
  • 8. "Best Thesis Award" (2018) by Society for Integrated Development of Agriculture, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences (SIDAVES), at National Conference on Innovative Technological Interventions for Doubling Farmers Income, SKUAST-Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir, India.
  • 9. "Best Poster Award" (2018) for Technological Innovations in Agriculture at National Conference on Innovative Technological Interventions for doubling Farmers Income (NaCITI-2018 from 08-10 Feb 2018 at SKUAST-Jammu.
  • 10."IIIrd prize for Best Oral presentation" (2018) at International Conference on "Advances in Biosciences and Biotechnology (ICABB-2018)" organized by Department of Biotechnology, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, India.

Research publications in National Journal:

  • 1.Salgotra RK, Gupta BB and Raina M (2017) Strategies for Breeding Cereal Crops to attain sustainability with major emphasis on Rice. Plant OMICS and Crop Breeding, pp 444-457.
  • 2.Raina M, Pandotra P, Salgotra RK, Ali S, Mir ZA, Bhat JA, Ali A, Tyagi A and Upadhyay D (2017) Genetic Engineering and Environmental Risk. Modern Age Environmental Problems and their Remediation, pp 69-82.
  • 3.Pandotra P, Raina M, Salgotra RK, Ali S, Mir ZA, Bhat JA, Tyagi A and Upadhyay D (2017) Plant-Bacterial Partnership: A Major Pollutants Remediation Approach, pp 169-200.
  • 4.Mukhtar S, Raina M, Sudan J, Dar A, Mustafiz A, Kumari S (2019) CRISPR-Based Tools for Crop Improvement: Understanding the Plant–Pathogen Interaction. In: S.H. Wani (Eds.), Disease Resistance in Crop Plant: Molecular, Genetic and Genomic Perspectives. Pp 45-59.
  • 5.Adetunji CO, Kumar D, Raina M, Arogundade O, Sarin NB (2019) Endophytic Microorganisms as Biological Control Agents for Plant pathogens: A Panacea for Sustainable Agriculture. In: A. Varma, S. Tripathi and R. Prasad (Eds.), Plant Biotic Interaction- State of the Art (Springer Nature-Singapore) (ISBN-978-3-030-26656-1).
  • 6.Kushwaha RK, Rodrigues V, Kumar V, Patel H, Raina M and Kumar D (2020) Soil Microbes-Medicinal Plants Interactions: Ecological Diversity and Future Prospect. In: A. Varma and R. Prasad (Eds.), Plant Microbe Symbiosis, (Springer Nature, Singapore) (ISBN-978-3-030-36247-8).
  • 7.Phazang P, Negi NP, Raina M, and Kumar D (2020) Plant Antimicrobial Peptides: Generation Bioactive Molecules for Plant Protection. In: M. Kumar, V. Kumar and R. Prasad (Eds), Phyto-Microbiome in stress Regulation. (Springer Nature, Singapore) (ISBN- 978-981-15-2576-6).
  • 8.Sharma A, Singh A, Raina M, Kumar D (2021) Plant-Fungal Association: An Ideal Contrivance for Combating Plant Stress Tolerance. In: Dr. R. Prasad, S.C Nayak, R.N Kharwar and NK Dubey (Eds) Mycoremediation and Environmental Sustainability. (Springer Nature, Singapore).
  • 9.Mahajan A, Raina M, Tanvir SE, Katru N, Sharma A, Kumar D (2021) Phytohormones: A Promising Alternative in Boosting Salinity Stress Tolerance in Plants. In: Dr. B. Giri and Dr. M.P. Sharma (Eds.) Plant Stress Biology - Strategies and Trends. (Springer Nature, Singapore) (ISBN- 978-981-15-9380-2)
  • 10.Raina M, Kisku AV, Joon S, Kumar S, Kumar D (2021) Calmodulin and Calmodulin-like Ca2+ binding proteins as molecular players of abiotic stress response in plants. In: S.K Upadhyay (Eds.) Calcium Transport Element in Plants. (Springer Nature, Singapore) (ISBN No9780128217924)
  • 11.Sharma A, Gupta S, Raina M, Kumar D (2022) Nanobiotechnology. In: S. Hameed and Z. Fatima (Eds) Handbook of Biotechnology. Daya Publishing House, Astral International Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi (ISBN 978-93-5461-364-7 (HB).
  • 12.Sharma A, Gupta S, Raina M, Kumar D (2022) Selenium transporters and their role in plant development and stress. In: S.K Upadhyay (Ed.) Cation Transporters in Plants. Academic Press, USA. (ISBN: 9780323857901).
  • 13.Gupta A, Raina M, Kumar D (2022) Endophytic microorganism: utilization as a tool in present and future challenges in agriculture. In: Radhakrishnan E.K. and Ajay Kumar and Aswani R (Eds.) Biocontrol Mechanisms of Endophytic Microorganisms; Academic Press, USA, pp-285-301 (ISBN: 978-0-323-88478-5)
  • 14.Sharma A, Gupta S, Negi NP, Patel DP, Raina M, Kumar D (2022) Selenium and Nano-Selenium-Mediated Drought Stress Tolerance in Plants. In: Hossain, M.A., Ahammed, G.J., Kolbert, Z., El-Ramady, H., Islam, T., Schiavon, M. (eds) Selenium and Nano-Selenium in Environmental Stress Management and Crop Quality Improvement. Sustainable Plant Nutrition in a Changing World. Springer, Cham. (ISBN 978-3-031-07062-4) https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-07063-1_7.