Molecular finger printing and QTL mapping
M.Phil., Ph.D.

Molecular Biology and Crop Biotechnology. In particular, Marker Assisted Breeding, QTL Analysis, Association Mapping. Transcriptomics and Epigenetics.

CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship (2013).

CSIR-Nehru Science Post Doctoral Fellowship (2014)

DST-Woman Scientist A (2014, 2016)

UGC-DS Kothari Post Doctoral Fellowship (2014)

INSPIRE Faculty (2016)

SERB-Early Career Research Award (2018)

Assistant Professor (Biological Sciences), Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) (2020)

CSIR-Young Scientist Award (2020)

Life member of Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding (2021)

Selected member of National Academy of Sciences India (NASI) (2021)

Life member of Indian Society of Plant Physiology (2023)

SERB-POWER grant (2023)

Appreciation award for best scientific contribution. 2022-23, IHBT foundation day.

 A) Research Papers in refereed journals

1. Jaiswal V*, Bandyopadhyay T, Singh RK, Gahlaut V, Muthamilarasan M, Prasad M (2024) Multi-environment GWAS identifies genomic regions underlying grain nutrient traits in foxtail millet (Setaria italica). Plant Cell Reports 43 (1), 1-13 (IF=6.2)

2. Choudhary A, Shekhawat D, Pathania J, Sita K, Sharma S, Chawla A, Jaiswal V* (2024). Exploring DNA Barcode for Accurate Identification of Threatened Aconitum L. Species from Western Himalaya mol Biol Rep, Accepted (* corresponding author)

3.Gangwar H, Gahlaut V, Chauhan R, Singh S, Jaiswal V* (2023) Development of Species-Specific ISSR-Derived SCAR Marker for Early Discrimination Between Cinnamomum verum and Cinnamomum cassia. Mol Biol Rep. 50: 6311–6321 (IF=2.7)

4. Kumari P, Gahlaut V, Kaur E, Singh S, Kumar S, Jaiswal V* (2023) Genome‑Wide Identifcation of GRAS Transcription Factors and Their Potential Roles in Growth and Development of Rose (Rosa chinensis). J Plant Growth Regul 42, 1505–1521. IF= 4.2 (* corresponding author)

5. Gangwar H, Kumari P, Gahlaut V, Kumar S and Jaiswal V* (2022) Identification and comprehensive analysis of MIPSs in Rosaceae and their expression under abiotic stresses in rose (Rosa chinensis). Front. Plant Sci. 13:1021297. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2022.1021297. (* corresponding author) (IF=6.625)

6. Jaiswal V*, Rawoof A, Gahlaut V, Ahmad I, Chhapekar SS, Dubey M, Ramchiary N (2022) Integrated analysis of DNA methylation, transcriptome, and global metabolites in interspecific heterotic Capsicum F1 hybrid. iScience 25: 105318. j.isci.2022.105318. (* corresponding author) (IF=6.1)

7. Choudhary V, Shekhawat D, Choudhary A, Jaiswal V* (2022). Development of EST‑based methylation specifc PCR (MSP) markers in Crocus sativus. Mol Biol Rep. (* corresponding author) (IF=2.7)

8. Gahlaut V, Jaiswal V, Tyagi BS, Singh G, Sareen S, Balyan HS, Gupta PK (2022) Dataset of nine agronomic traits in bread wheat phenotyped under irrigated and rain-fed environments. Data in Brief. Accepted

9. Bandyopadhyay T,  Swarbreck  SM, Jaiswal V, Maurya J, Gupta R, Bentley AR, Griffiths H, Prasad M (2022) GWAS identifies genetic loci underlying nitrogen responsiveness in the climate-resilient C 4 model Setaria italica (L.). J Adv Res. Accepted. IF = 12.8.

10. Rawoof A, Ahmad I, Islam K, Momo J, Kumar A, Jaiswal V, Ramchiary N (2022). Integrated omics analysis identified genes and their splice variants involved in fruit development and metabolites production in Capsicum species. Funct Integr Genomics.

11. Gupta PK et al. (2022) Pyramiding of genes for grain protein content, grain quality and rust resistance in eleven Indian bread wheat cultivars: A multi-institutional effort. Mol Breed, accepted IF = 3.297

12. Gahlaut V, Jaiswal V, Balyan HS, Joshi AK, Gupta PK (2021). Multi-locus GWAS for Grain Weight Related Traits under Rain-fed Conditions in Common Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Front Plant Sci. 12:758631 (IF = 6.6)

13. Gautam T, Kumar K, Agarwal P, Tyagi S, Jaiswal V, Gahlaut V, Kumar S, Prasad P, Chhuneja P, Balyan HS, Gupta PK (2021). Development of white‑grained PHS‑tolerant wheats with high grain protein and leaf rust resistance. Mol Breeding 41:42 (IF= 3.297)

14. Chhapekar SS, Kumar Nitin, Sarparas M, Barhma V, Rawoof A, Jaiswal V, Kumar A, Sharma BK, Ramchiary N (2021).  Profiling of miRNAs in bhut jolokia (Capsicum chinense) and kon jolokia (C. frutescens) of Northeast India. Scientia Horticulturae 281, 109952 (IF=4.34)

15. Rawoof A, Chhapekar SS, Jaiswal V, Brahma V, Kumar N, Ramchiary N (2020). Single-base cytosine methylation analysis in fruits of three Capsicum species. Genomics 112:3343-3353 (IF= 4.31)

16. Chhapekar SS, Barma V, Rawoof A, Kumar N, Gaur R, Jaiswal V, Kumar A, Yadav SK, Kumar R, Sharma V, Babu SS, Ramchiary N (2020) Transcriptome profiling, simple sequence repeat markers development and genetic diversity analysis of potential industrial crops Capsicum chinense and C. frutescens of Northeast India. Industrial Crops and Products 154: 112687 (IF=6.449)

17. Jaiswal V, Rawoof A, Dubey M, Chhapekar S, Sharma V, Ramchiary N (2020) Development and characterization of non-coding RNA based simple sequence repeat markers in Capsicum species. Genomics 112: 1554-1564 (IF= 4.31)

18. Gupta A, Jaiswal V, Sawant SV, Yadav HK (2020) Mapping QTLs for 15 morpho-metric traits in Arabidopsis thaliana using Col-0x Don-0 population. Physiol Mol Biol Plants 26: 1021-1034 (IF= 3.0)

19. Rahim MS, Mishra A, Katyal M, Thakur S, Sharma M, Kumar P, Parveen A, Jaiswal V, Singh N, Kumar V, Gupta RK, Sharma H, Roy J (2020) Marker-trait association identified candidate starch biosynthesis pathway genes for starch and amylose–lipid complex gelatinization in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Euphytica 216:151 (IF=2.18)

20. V Gahlaut#V Jaiswal#, S Singh, HS Balyan, PK Gupta (2019). Multi-locus genome wide association mapping for yield and its contributing traits in hexaploid wheat under different water regimes. Scientific Reports 9, 19486 (# equal contribution). (IF= 4.996)

21.  Jaiswal V, Gupta S, Gahlaut V, Muthamilarasan M, Bandyopadhyay T, Ramchiary N, Prasad M (2019) Genome-wide association study of major agronomic traits in foxtail millet (Setaria italica l.) using ddRAD sequencing. Sci Rep 9, 5020. (IF= 4.996)

22. Dubey M*, Jaiswal V*, Rawoof A, Kumar A et al. (2019) Identification of genes involved in fruit development/ripening in Capsicum and development of functional markers. Genomics, 111: 1913-1922. * equal contribution (IF=4.31)

23. Jaiswal V,  Bandyopadhyay T, Gahlaut V, Gupta S, Dhaka A, Ramchiary N, Prasad M (2019) Genome-wide association study (GWAS) delineates genomic loci for ten nutritional elements in foxtail millet (Setaria italica L.) J Cereal Sci 85, 48-55 (IF= 4.075)

 24. Kumari S, Jaiswal V, Mishra VK,  Paliwal R, Balyan HS, Gupta PK (2018) QTL mapping for some grain traits in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Physiol Mol Biol Plants. 24: 909-920 (IF=3.0)

 25. Gahlaut V, Jaiswal V, Tyagi BS, Singh G, Sareen S, Balyan HS, Gupta PK (2017) QTL Mapping for nine drought-responsive agronomic traits in bread wheat under irrigated and rain-fed environments. PLoS ONE 12(8): e0182857 (IF=3.75)

 26. Jaiswal V, Gahlaut V, Meher PK, Mir RR, Jaiswal JP, Rao AR, et al. (2016) Genome wide single locus single trait, multi-locus and multi-trait association mapping for some important agronomic traits in common wheat (T. aestivum L.). Plos One 11(7): e0159343. (IF= 3.75)

 27.  Jaiswal V, Gahlaut V, Mathur S, Agarwal P, Khandelwal MK, Khurana JP, Tyagi AK,   Balyan HS and Gupta PK (2015). Identification of novel SNP in promoter sequence of TaGW2-6A associated with grain weight and other agronomic traits in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Plos One, 10(6):e0129400 (IF=3.75)

 28. Agarwal P, Jaiswal V, Kumar S, Balyan HS, Gupta PK (2015). Chromosome mapping of four novel mutants of common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Acta Physiol Plant 37:66. (IF=2.73)

 29. Jaiswal V, Mir RR, Mohan A, Balyan HS, Gupta PK (2012). Association mapping for pre-harvest sprouting tolerance in common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Euphytica 188: 89–102. (IF= 2.18)

 30. Mir RR, Kumar N, Jaiswal V, Girdharwal N, Prasad M, Balyan HS, Gupta PK (2012) Genetic dissection of grain weight in bread wheat through QTL interval and association mapping. Mol Breed 29: 963–972. (IF=3.297)

 31. Kumar J*, Jaiswal V*, Kumar A, Kumar N, Mir RR, Kumar S, Kumar R, Tyagi S, Khandelwal M, Prabhu KV, Prasad R, Balyan HS, Gupta PK (2011) Introgression of a major gene for high grain protein content in some Indian bread wheat cultivars. Field Crop Res 123:  226–233. [* equal contribution] (IF= 6.1)


B) Review article

1. Jaiswal V, Kakkar M, Kumari P, Zinta G, Gahlaut V, Kumar S (2022) Multifaceted roles of GRAS transcription factors in growth and stress responses in plants. iScience 25: 105026. (IF=6.1)

2. Gautam T, Dutta M, Jaiswal V, Zinta G, Gahlaut V, Kumar S (2022) Emerging Roles of SWEET Sugar Transporters in Plant Development and Abiotic Stress Responses. Cells 11: 1303 (IF = 7.6)

3. Gahlaut V, Kumari P, Jaiswal V*, Kumar S (2021) Genetics, genomics and breeding in Rosa species. J Hort Sci Biotechnol 96: 545-559 (* corresponding authors)

4. Gahlaut V*, Zinta G, Jaiswal V*, Kumar S (2020). Quantitative epigenetics: a new avenue for crop improvement. Epigenomes 4: 25 (* corresponding authors)

5. Gupta PK, Kulwal P and Jaiswal V (2019). Association mapping in plants in the post-GWAS genomics era. Advances in Genetics 104:1-93.

6. Gahlaut V, Jaiswal V, Kumar A, Gupta PK (2016) Transcription factors involved in drought tolerance and their possible role in developing drought tolerant cultivars with emphasis on wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Theor Appl Genet 129:2019-2042.

7. Balyan HS, Gahlaut V, Kumar A, Jaiswal V, Dhariwal R, Tyagi S, Agarwal P, Pandey S, Gupta PK (2016) Nitrogen and phosphorus use efficiencies in wheat: Physiology, phenotyping, genetics and breeding. Plant Breed Rev 40:167-234.

8. Gupta PK, Kulwal PL, Jaiswal V (2014). Association mapping in crop plants: opportunities and challenges. Advances in Genetics 85: 109-148.

9. Gupta PK, Jaiswal V (2014). From synthesis of a gene to synthesis of a fully functional synthetic eukaryotic chromosome. Curr Sci 107:1975-1982.

10. Balyan HS, Gupta PK, Kumar S, Dhariwal R, Jaiswal V, Tyagi S, Agarwal P, Gahlaut V, Kumari S (2013) Genetic improvement of grain protein content and other health related constituents of wheat grain. Plant Breed 132: 446–457.

11.  Gupta PK, Balyan HS, Mir RR, Kumar J, Kumar A, Kumar S, Jaiswal V, Tyagi S and Kumari S (2011). QTL analysis, association mapping and Marker-assisted selection for some quality traits in bread wheat- An overview of the work done at CCS University, Meerut. J Wheat Res 3 (2):1-11.

 (C) Book Chapter

1. Kumar, V., Kumari, P., Gangwar, H., Choudhary, V., Gahlaut, V., Jaiswal, V*. (2024). Genetic and Breeding Advancement in Buckwheat: A Pseudocereal of Himalaya. In: Gahlaut, V., Jaiswal, V. (eds) Genetics and Genomics of High-Altitude Crops. Springer, Singapore.

2. Choudhary, V., Choudhary, A., Gahlaut, V., Jaiswal, V*. (2024). Genetic and Molecular Advancements in Saffron (Crocus sativus L.). In: Gahlaut, V., Jaiswal, V. (eds) Genetics and Genomics of High-Altitude Crops. Springer, Singapore.

3. Kumari, P., Gangwar, H., Kumar, V., Jaiswal, V., Gahlaut, V. (2024). Crop Phenomics and High-Throughput Phenotyping. In: Priyadarshan, P.M., Jain, S.M., Penna, S., Al-Khayri, J.M. (eds) Digital Agriculture. Springer, Cham.

4. Gangwar, H., Kumari, P., Jaiswal, V*. (2023). Phytochemically Rich Medicinally Important Plant Families. In: Swamy, M.K., Kumar, A. (eds) Phytochemical Genomics. Springer, Singapore.

5. Choudhary, V., Gangwar, H., Jaiswal, V*. (2023). Application of Transcriptomics in Exploring Important Genes in Medicinal Plants. In: Swamy, M.K., Kumar, A. (eds) Phytochemical Genomics. Springer, Singapore.

6. Jaiswal, V., Gahlaut, V., Kumar, S. (2022). QTL Interval Mapping for Agronomic and Quality Traits in Crops. In: Wani, S.H., Kumar, A. (eds) Genomics of Cereal Crops. Springer Protocols Handbooks. Humana, New York, NY.

7. Gahlaut, V., Jaiswal, V.*, Kumar, S. (2022). Whole-Genome Bisulfite Sequencing for Detection of DNA Methylation in Crops. In: Wani, S.H., Kumar, A. (eds) Genomics of Cereal Crops. Springer Protocols Handbooks. Humana, New York, NY.

8. Jaiswal V, Gahlaut V, Chhapekar SS, Ramchiary N  (2022) Genomic Selection in Solanaceae: Status, Opportunities and Future Prospects. In Elias AA, Goel S, Genomic Selection in Plants: A Guide for Breeders. CRC Press, pp 73-96.

9. Jaiswal V, Gahlaut V, Kumar N, Ramchiary N (2021). Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Chili Pepper Capsicum frutescens L. and Other Capsicum Species: In Al-Khayri J.M., Jain S.M., Johnson D.V. (eds) Advances in Plant Breeding Strategies: Vegetable Crops, Springer, Cham.

10. Gahlaut V, Jaiswal V, Kumar S (2021). Role of small RNA and RNAi technology toward improvement of abiotic stress tolerance in plants: In CRISPR and RNAi System, Elsevier, pp 491-507.

11. Jaiswal V, Gahlaut V, Dubey M, Ramchiary N (2019) Genes/Quantitative trait loci and associated molecular mechanisms identified in capsicum genome for tolerance to abiotic and biotic stresses; edited by Ramchiary N, Kole in “The Capsicum Genome” C Springer International Publishing. pp 121-138

12. Chhapekar SS, Jaiswal V, Ahmad I, Gaur R, Ramchiary N (2018) Progress and prospects in capsicum breeding for biotic and abiotic stresses. In: S. Vats (ed.) Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants, Springer Nature pp 279-322.

13. Bandyopadhyay T, Jaiswal V, Prasad M (2017) Nutrition potential of foxtail millet in comparison to other millets and major cereals. In: Prasad M. (eds) The Foxtail Millet Genome. Compendium of Plant Genomes. Springer, Cham pp 123-135.

(D) Book

1. Gahlaut V, Jaiswal V (2024) Genetics and Genomics of High-Altitude Crops. Springer Singapore. DOI: Hardcover ISBN978-981-99-9174-7


1. Miss Priya Kumari (SRF)- Ph. D. Student

2. Mr Vishek Choudhary (SRF)- Ph. D. Student

3. Miss Himanshi Gangwar (SRF)- Ph.D. Student

4. Miss Anita Choudhary (JRF)- Ph.D. Student

5. Mr Vishal Kumar (JRF)-Ph.D. Student

6. Mr Aniket Rana (PA)

7. Mr. Anun Pandit (PA)


Lab alumini

1. Miss Deepika Shekhawat (PA)

2. Miss Jyotsna Pathania (PA)

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