Senior Scientist
Plant Tissue Culture, Functional Genomics
01894-233339, EXT-371

1- Third Prize in the Lightning Talk session of India-EMBO symposium (2019) entitled “Sensing and signaling in plant stress response”. New Delhi.

2- R.D. Asana Gold Medal Award (2018) awarded by Indian Society for Plant Physiology, IARI, New Delhi.

3- Designed the cover page of Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2018; 293(14)

4- Best Poster Award (2018), National Symposium of Plant Biotechnology & 38th Annual Meeting of the Plant Tissue Culture Association (India), February 16-18. Arid Forest Research Institute, Jodhpur. P-70.

5- Dr. D.S. Kothari Post Doctoral Fellowship (2016) awarded by University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India.

6- Young Scientist Award (2016), Indian Society for Plant Physiology, IARI, New Delhi

7- Fast Track Young Scientist (Life Sciences) (2013) awarded by Science and Engineering Research Board, Government of India.

8- Visiting postdoctoral researcher (2012) in National Science Foundation funded project (to work at Louisiana State University,  Baton Rouge, LA, USA)

9- Best Poster Award (2003), National Symposium on “Improving crop productivity in an eco-friendly environment: Physiological and molecular approaches”, Oct 15-17. G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology. Pantnagar: P/V/15 (Plant, Growth and Development) P-98.

10- Qualified National Eligibility Test for the lectureship by CSIR (Life Sciences) Government of India.

11- Qualified National Eligibility Test for the lectureship by ASRB (Plant Biochemistry and Plant Physiology) Government of India.

12- Qualified National Eligibility Test for the lectureship by ASRB (Basic Plant Sciences) Government of India.

13- Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), with 89.85 percentile, organized by Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India

14- Merit-Cum-Mean Fellowship by G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India, from August 2004 to August 2007 during Ph.D.

15- Ist position in science quiz organized by Govt. Inter College, Almora, 1997

16- Life Member of Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi, India 

17- Life Member of The Horticultural Society of India, New Delhi, India

18- Life Member of Society for Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, New Delhi, India (No. L-606)

19- Life Member of Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata, India (No. L15234)

20- Life Member of Society for Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, New Delhi, India

21- Life Member of Indian Society of Soil Science and Water Quality, CSSRI, Karnal, India 

22- Life Member of Association of Rice Research Workers, ICAR-NRRI, Cuttack, India 

23- Life Member of Society of Biological Chemists (India), IISc, Bangalore, India 

24- Life Member of Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN), Ministry of Human Resource Development, GOI, India

25- Life Member of Alumni Almamater Advancement Association (4A), G. B. Pant Univ. of Agric. and            Tech., Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India

(Citations: 900; h-index: 16; i10-index: 26; Total Impact: 72.281)

Research Articles

1. Joshi R, Sahoo KK, Singh AK, Anwar K, Gautam RK, Krishnamurthy SL, Sopory SK, Pareek A and Singla-Pareek SL 2020. Enhancing trehalose biosynthesis improves yield potential in marker-free transgenic rice under drought, saline, and sodic conditions. Journal of Experimental Botany. 71(2): 653-668.

2. Sengupta S, Mangu V, Sanchez L, Bedre R, Joshi R, Rajasekaran K and Baisakh N 2019. An Actin Depolymerizing Factor from the halophyte smooth cordgrass, Spartina alterniflora (SaADF2) is superior to its rice homolog (OsADF2) in conferring drought and salt tolerance when constitutively overexpressed in rice. Plant Biotechnology Journal. 17(1): 188-205

3. Wungrampha S, Joshi R, Rathore RS, Singla-Pareek SL, Govindjee and Pareek A 2019. CO2 and chlorophyll a fluorescence of Suaeda fruticosa grown under diurnal rhythm and after transfer to continuous dark. Photosynthesis Research. 142(2):211-227.

4. Wungrampha S, Joshi R, Singla-Pareek SL and Pareek A 2019. How to survive in salty desert: An adventure study with Suaeda fruticosa. Journal of Plant Science Research 35(2): 257-261 (Letter to the Editor)

5. Joshi R, Sahoo KK, Tripathi AK, Kumar R, Gupta BK, Pareek A and Singla-Pareek SL 2018. Knockdown of an inflorescence meristem-specific cytokinin oxidase - OsCKX2 in rice reduces yield penalty under salinity stress condition. Plant Cell & Environment 41(5): 936-946 (Special Issue on Climate Resilient Crops).

6. Joshi R, Singla-Pareek SL and Pareek A 2018. Engineering abiotic stress response in plants for biomass production. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 293: 5035-5043.

7. Wani SH, Tripathi P, Zaid A, Challa GS, Kumar A, Kumar V, Upadhyay J, Joshi R and Bhatt M 2018. Transcriptional Regulation of Osmotic Stress Tolerance in Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Plant Molecular Biology. 97(6): 469-487.

8. Wungrampha S, Joshi R, Singla-Pareek SL and Pareek A 2018. Photosynthesis and salinity: are they mutually exclusive? Photosynthetica. 56(1): 366-381.

9. Joshi R*, Singh B and Shukla A 2018. Evaluation of elite rice genotypes for physiological and yield attributes under aerobic and irrigated conditions in Tarai areas of western Himalayan region. Current Plant Biology. 13: 45-52. *corresponding author

10. Joshi R, Gupta P, Singla-Pareek SL and Pareek A 2017. Biomass production and salinity response in plants: role of MicroRNAs. Indian Journal of Plant Physiology. 22: 448-457. (Special Issue: Small RNAs: Regulators of plant development and climate resilience).

11. Upadhyay G, Malik J, Joshi R, Lakshmayya and Singh UK 2017. Hepatoprotective potential of lyophilized hydro-alcoholic extract of Roylea elegans Wall. against CCL4  and PCM induced hepatotoxicity in wistar rats. Annals of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics. 2(8): 1045.

12. Joshi R, Prashat R, Sharma PC, Singla-Pareek SL and Pareek A 2016. Physiological characterization of gamma-ray induced mutant population of rice to facilitate biomass and yield improvement under salinity stress. Indian Journal of Plant Physiology. 21(4): 545-555. (Special Issue: Challenges and Strategies in Plant Biology Research)

13. Kushwaha HR#, Joshi R#, Pareek A and Singla-Pareek SL 2016. MATH-domain family shows response towards abiotic stress in Arabidopsis and rice. Frontiers in Plant Science. 7: 923. (IF=3.678) #contributed equally

14. Joshi R, Wani SH, Singh B, Bohra A, Dar ZA, Lone AA, Pareek A and Singla-Pareek SL 2016. Transcription factors and plant response to drought stress: Current understanding and future directions. Frontiers in Plant Science. 7: 1029.

15. Joshi R#, Karan R#, Singla-Pareek SL and Pareek A 2016. Ectopic expression of Pokkali phosphoglycerate kinase-2 (OsPGK2-P) improves yield in tobacco plants under salinity stress. Plant Cell Reports 35: 27-41. #contributed equally

16. Kumari S#, Joshi R#, Singh K#, Roy S#, Tripathi AK, Singh P, Singla-Pareek SL and Pareek A 2015. Expression of a cyclophilin OsCyp2-P isolated from a salt tolerant landrace of rice in tobacco alleviates stress via ion homeostasis and limiting ROS accumulation. Functional and Integrative Genomics. 15: 395-412. #contributed equally

17. Bohra A, Sahrawat KL, Kumar S, Joshi R, Parihar AK, Singh U, Singh D and Singh NP 2015. Genetics and genomics based interventions for nutritional enhancement of grain-legume crops: Status and outlook. Journal of Applied Genetics. 56: 151-161.

18. Singh B, Bohra A, Mishra S, Joshi R and Pandey S 2015. Embracing new-generation ‘omics’ tools to improve drought tolerance in cereal and food-legume crops. Biologia Plantarum. 59 (3): 413-428.

19. Joshi R, Ramanarao, VM, Lee, S; Kato, N and Baisakh, N 2014. Ectopic expression of ADP Ribosylation Factor1 (SaARF1) from smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) confers drought and salt tolerance in transgenic rice and Arabidopsis. Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture. 117: 17-30

20. Upadhyay J, Upadhyay G, Joshi R and Juyal V 2014. Effect of rhododendron flower juice on the bioavailability of amlodipine in rats. International Journal of Bioassays. 3: 1734-1737.

21. Joshi R, Ramanarao, VM and Baisakh, N 2013. Arabidopsis plants constitutively overexpressing a myo-inositol 1-phosphate synthase gene (SaINO1) from the halophyte smooth cordgrass exhibits enhanced level of tolerance to salt stress. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. 65:61-66.

22. Kumar P, Pal M, Joshi R and Sairam RK 2013. Yield, growth and physiological responses of mung bean [Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek] genotypes to waterlogging at vegetative stage. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants. 19(2): 209-220.

23. Joshi R*, Shukla A and Kumar P 2013. In vitro water deficit stress induced genotypic alterations in protein profile among aromatic rice varieties. Annals of Plant Sciences. 2: 455-458. *corresponding author

24. Joshi R and Kumar P 2013.  Regulation of somatic embryogenesis in crops: A review. Agricultural Reviews. 34(1): 1-20

25. Kumar G, Kushwaha HR, Punjabi-Sabharwal V, Kumari S, Joshi R, Karan R, Mittal S, Singla-Pareek SL and Pareek A 2012. Clustered metallothionein genes are co-regulated in rice and ectopic expression of OsMT1e-P confers multiple abiotic stress tolerance in tobacco via ROS scavenging. BMC Plant Biology. 12: 107. (Highly Accessed).

26. Bahuguna RN, Joshi R, Pandey M, Shukla A and Kumar J 2012. Thiamine primed defense provides reliable alternative to systemic fungicide carbandazim against sheath blight disease in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. 57: 159-167.

27. Sairam RK, Dharmar K, Chinnusamy V, Lekshmy S, Joshi R and Bhattacharya P 2012. The role of non-symbiotic haemoglobin and nitric oxide homeostasis in waterlogging tolerance in Vigna species. Biologia Plantarum. 56 (3): 528-536.

28. Sairam RK, Chinnusamy V, Arora A, Bhattacharya P, Joshi R and Trivedi S 2012. Non-symbiotic hemoglobin and nitrate reductase constitute an alternative to fermentation in waterlogging tolerance of mung bean [Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek]. Indian Journal of Plant Physiology. 17(2): 93-102.

29. Joshi R and Kumar P 2012. Lysigenous aerenchyma formation involves non-apoptotic programmed cell death in rice roots. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants. 18(1): 1-9.

30. Sairam RK, Dharmar K, Chinnusamy V, Lekshmy S, Joshi R and Bhattacharya P 2011. NADPH oxidase as the source of ROS produced under waterlogging in roots of mung bean. Biologia Plantarum. 55(4): 741-746.

31. Joshi R*, Shukla A and Sairam RK 2011. In vitro screening of rice genotypes for drought tolerance using polyethylene glycol. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum. 33(6): 2209-2217. *corresponding author

32. Verma D, Joshi R, Shukla A and Kumar P 2011. Protocol for in vitro somatic embryogenesis and regeneration of rice (Oryza sativa l.). Indian Journal of Experimental Biology. 49(12): 958-963.

33. Bahuguna RN, Joshi R, Singh G, Shukla, A, Gupta R and Bains G 2011. Micropropagation and total alkaloid extraction of Rauwolfia serpentina: An important anti-hypersensitive medicinal shrub. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 81(12): 1124–1129.

34. Joshi R, Shukla A and Kumar P 2010. Interactive effect of GA3 and polyamines on in vitro somatic embryogenesis from immature embryos in maize (Zea mays L.). Maydica. 55: 111-119.

35. Joshi R, Shukla A, Mani SC and Kumar P 2010. Hypoxia induced non-apoptotic cellular changes during aerenchyma formation in rice (Oryza sativa L.) roots. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants. 16(1): 99-106.

36. Joshi R, Shukla A and Kumar P 2010. In vitro selection of hill maize (Zea mays L.) hybrids for low phosphate tolerance. Indian Journal of Plant Physiology. 15(2): 159-163.

37. Joshi R, Nailwal TK, Tewari LM and Shukla A 2010. Exploring biotechnology for conserving himalayan biodiversity. Life Science Journal. 7(3): 20-28.

38. Joshi R, Shukla A and Kumar P 2009. In vitro flowering in hill maize: A novel technique for future. Indian Journal of Plant Physiology. 14(3): 299-302.

39. Joshi R, Mani SC, Shukla A and Pant RC 2009. Aerobic rice: water use sustainability. Oryza. 46(1): 1-5. *corresponding author

Book Chapters

1. Joshi R, Gupta BK, Pareek A, Singh MB, Singla-Pareek SL 2019. Functional genomics approach towards dissecting out abiotic stress tolerance trait in plants. In: Rajpal V., Sehgal D., Kumar A., Raina S. (eds) Genetic enhancement of crops for tolerance to abiotic stress: Mechanisms and approaches, Vol. I. Sustainable development and biodiversity, vol 20. Springer, Cham. Pp 1-24. (ISBN: 978-3-319-91956-0).

2. Joshi R, Dkhar J, Singla-Pareek SL and Pareek A 2019. Molecular mechanism and signaling response of heavy metal stress tolerance in plants. In: Srivastava S., Srivastava A., Suprasanna P. (eds) Plant-Metal Interactions. Springer, Cham. Pp 29-47 (ISBN: 978-3-030-20731-1).

3. Singh B, Mishra S, Bohra A, Joshi R* and Siddique KHM 2018. Crop phenomics for abiotic stress tolerance in crop plants. In: Biochemical, physiological and molecular avenues for combating abiotic stress tolerance in plants. Wani SH (Ed.), Academic Press, USA. Pp 277-296. (ISBN: 9780128130667). * Corresponding Author

4. Joshi R*, Singh B and Chinnusamy V 2018. Genetically engineering cold stress-tolerant crops: Approaches and challenges. In: Cold tolerance in plants: Physiological, molecular and genetic perspectives. Wani SH and Herath V (Eds.), Springer, Switzerland. Pp 179-195. (ISBN: 978-3-030-01414-8). * Corresponding Author

5. Joshi R, Anwar K., Das P, Singla-Pareek SL, Pareek A 2017. Overview of methods for assessing salinity and drought tolerance of transgenic wheat lines. In: Bhalla P., Singh M. (eds) Wheat Biotechnology. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1679. Humana Press, New York, NY. Pp 83-95. (ISBN: 978-1-4939-7337-8).

6. Bohra A, Pareek S, Jha R, Saxena RK, Singh IP, Pandey G, Mishra RK, Singh F, Kaashyap M, Joshi R and Varshney RK 2017. Modern Genomic Tools for Pigeonpea Improvement: Status and Prospects. In: Varshney RK., Saxena RK., Jackson SA. (eds) The Pigeonpea Genome. Compendium of Plant Genomes. Springer, Cham. Pp 41-54. (ISBN: 978-3-319-63797-6).

7. Upadhyay J, Joshi R, Singh B, Bohra A, Vijayan R, Bhatt M, Bisht SPS and Wani SH 2017. Application of bioinformatics in understanding of plant stress tolerance. In: Plant Bioinformatics: Decoding the phyta, Hakeem, K; Malik, A., Vardar-Sukan, F. and Ozturk, M. (Eds.), Springer, Cham. Pp 347-374. (ISBN 978-3-319-67155-0).

8. Gupta BK, Joshi R, Pareek A and Singla-Pareek SL 2017. Transgenic Approaches to Improve the Crop Productivity via Phytohormonal Research: A Focus on Mechanism of Phytohormone Action. In: Mechanism of Plant Hormone Signaling under Stress: A Functional Genomic Frontier, 2nd Volume, Pandey, GK (Ed.), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. Pp 533-567. (ISBN- 9781118889022).

9. Joshi R, Pareek A and Singla-Pareek SL 2016. Plant Metallothioneins: Classification, distribution, function and regulation. In: Plant Metal Interaction: Emerging Remediation Technologies. Ahmad, P. (Ed.), Elsevier USA. Pp 239-262. (ISBN: 978-0-12-803158-2). *corresponding author

10. Joshi R*, Singh B, Bohra A and Chinnusamy V 2015. Salt stress signalling pathways: specificity and crosstalk. In: Managing salinity tolerance in plants: molecular and genomic perspectives. Wani SH and Hossain MA (Eds.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL 33487, USA. Pp 51-78 (ISBN: 9781482245134). *corresponding author

11. Joshi R, Ramanarao MV, Bedre R, Sanchez L, Pilcher W, Zandkarimi H and Baisakh N 2015. Salt adaptation mechanisms of halophytes: Improvement of salt tolerance in crop plants. In: Elucidation of abiotic stress signaling in plants: Functional genomics perspectives, Vol 2. Pandey, GK (Ed.), Springer, New York. Pp 243-280. (ISBN: 978-1-4939-2539-1).

12. Gupta BK, Tripathi AK, Joshi R, Pareek A and Singla-Pareek SL 2015. Designing climate-smart future crops employing signal transduction components. In: Elucidation of abiotic stress signaling in plants: Functional genomics perspectives, Vol 2. Pandey, GK (Ed.), Springer, New York. Pp 393-414. (ISBN: 978-1-4939-2539-1).

13. Joshi R* and Chinnusamy V. 2014. Antioxidant enzymes: Defense against high temperature stress.  In: Oxidative damage to plants: antioxidant networks and signaling. Ahmad, P. (Ed.), Elsevier USA. Pp 369-396. (ISBN: 978-0-12-799963-0). *corresponding author

14. Joshi R and Karan R. 2014. Physiological, biochemical and molecular mechanisms of drought tolerance in plants. In: Molecular approaches in plant abiotic stress. Gaur, R.K. and Sharma, P. (eds.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL 33487, USA. Pp 209-231. (ISBN 9781466588936)

15. Joshi R, Karan R, Singla-Pareek SL and Pareek A 2012. Microarray technology. In: Biotechnology in Medicine and Agriculture: Principles and Practices. A.K. Gupta, A. Pareek, S.M. Gupta (eds.), IK International Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., India. Pp 273-296. (ISBN-13: 978-9381141403).

16. Joshi R, Shankhahdhar SC, Shankhadhar D, Bains G, Guru SK, Shukla A and Singh M 2007. Laboratory manual for post graduates plant physiology. Deptt of Plant Physiology, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, G.B.P.U.A&T., Pantnagar, Uttarakhand.

Other Articles

1. Joshi R 2019. Some like it hot: DNA amplification using thermal cyclers. Medical Buyer magazine. XVII (9): 63. Second Opinion.

2. Joshi R 2019. Electrophoresis: State of art technology for Past, Present and Future. Medical Buyer magazine. XVII (5): 55. Second Opinion.

3. Joshi R 2018. DNA Microarray Technology: Beyond Molecular Profiling. Medical Buyer magazine. XVI (11):  75. Guest Column.

4. Joshi R 2018. Polymerase Chain Reaction: A Revolutionary Invention. Medical Buyer magazine. XVI (9):  70. Guest Column.

5. Joshi R and Kumar P 2012. Aerobic Rice: An option for growing rice under limited water availability. Indian Farming. 62(2): 11-14.

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Pareek, A.; Panjabi-Sabharwal, V.; Kushwaha, H.R.; Joshi Rohit; Karan, R.; Kumari, S. and Singla-Pareek, S.L. Metallothionien polynucleotide from rice conferring abiotic stress tolerance in plants. Indian patent application No. 2437/DEL/2009 A.




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