Plant cell and tissue engineering, Molecular Biology, Aeroponic and Hydroponic cultivation
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• Development of plant cell culture systems for the production of secondary metabolites 

• Analysis of gene expression in cell culture linked with enhanced secondary metabolites  

 Aeroponic and Hydroponic cultivation of medicinal plants for biomass production



·  Kanika Thakur, Mahinder Partap, Dinesh Kumar, Ashish R Warghat (2019) Enhancement of picrosides content in Picrorhiza kurroa Royle ex Benth. mediated through nutrient feeding approach under aeroponic and hydroponic system. Industrial Crops and Products 133, 160-167.

·         Ashish R. Warghat, Kanika Thakur, Archit Sood (2018) Plant stem cells: what we know and what is anticipated. Molecular Biology Reports 45:2897–2905.

·         Ashwani Kumar Bhardwaj, Avilekh Naryal, Pushpender Bhardwaj, Ashish Rambhau Warghat, Balpreet Arora, Shikha Dhiman, Shweta Saxena, Pratap Kumar Pati, Om Prakash Chaurasia (2018). High Efficiency in vitro Plant Regeneration and Secondary Metabolite Quantification from Leaf Explants of Rhodiola imbricata. Pharmacognosy Journal 10(3):470-475.

·         Ashish R. Warghat, Prabodh K. Bajpai, Stanzin Rewang, Sahil Kapoor, Jitendra Kumar, Om P. Chaurasia, Ravi B. Srivastava (2016) “In Vitro Callus Induction and Plantlet Regeneration of Saussurea lappa (Clarke.) from Ladakh Region of India.” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., India, Sect. B Biol. Sci. 86(3):651–660.

·         Prabodh K. Bajpai, Ashish R. Warghat, Anil Kant, Ravi B. Srivastava and Tsering Stobdan (2014). “Detecting molecular signatures of natural selection in Morus alba populations from trans-Himalaya.” Journal of Systematics and Evolution, Vol. 52, Issue 5, pp. 589-597.

·         Prabodh K. Bajpai, Ashish R. Warghat, Priyanka Dhar, Anil Kant, Ravi B. Srivastava and Tsering Stobdan (2014). “Variability and fruit color effect on antioxidant activity, phenolics, flavonoids, anthocyanin and proanthocyanidin content in Morus alba L. fruit from the trans-Himalaya, India.” LWT-Food Science and Technology, Vol. 59, pp. 981-988.

·         Ashish R. Warghat, Prabodh K. Bajpai, Ravi B. Srivastava, Om P. Chaurasia, Rajinder S. Chauhan and Hemant Sood (2014). In vitro protocorm development and mass multiplication of an endangered orchid D. hatagirea.” Turkish Journal of BotanyVol. 38, pp. 737-746.

·         Prabodh K. Bajpai, Ashish R. Warghat, Ram Kumar Sharma, Ashish Yadav, Anil K. Thakur, Ravi B. Srivastava and Tsering Stobdan (2014). “Structure and Genetic Diversity of Natural Populations of Morus alba in the Trans-Himalayan Ladakh Region.” Biochemical geneticsVol. 52, pp. 137-152.

 ·         Ashish R. Warghat, Prabodh K. Bajpai, Ravi B. Srivastava, Hemant Sood and Om P. Chaurasia (2013). “Genetic structure and conservation of small fragmented locations of Dactylorhiza hatagirea in Ladakh region of India.” Scientia Horticulturae, Vol. 164, pp. 448-454.


• Research Associate ship, DIHAR (DRDO), Chandigarh, 2014

• Travel grant received from Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Human Resource Development Group, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to attend World Orchid Conference, at Singapore, 2011.

• JRF and SRF- DIHAR (DRDO), Leh, 2009 and 2011.




Interested and Highly motivated students with independent fellowship like CSIR/UGC/DBT/INSPIRE are welcome to contact for PhD. Also candidates seeking for post doctoral research are encouraged to write their own research proposals for suitable funding of agencies like DST,CSIR,DBT etc.  

Research Team:
Dr. Archit Sood 
Dr. Pankaj Kumar 
Mr. Shiv Rattan, Ph. D. Scholar (UGC-JRF)
Mr. Mahinder Partap, Ph. D. Scholar (CSIR-JRF)
Ms. Ashrita, Ph. D. Scholar (DBT-JRF)
Ms. Kanika Thakur, Project Fellow
Ms. Pooja Thakur, Project Fellow
Ms. Anjali Mehta, Project Fellow

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