Principal Scientist
Entomology and Pest Management
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Insect Pest management; Development of Microbial and Botanical Pesticides; Bioprospecting insects and microbes (Ophiocordyceps spp) for food, feed and nutraceuticals.


Aakriti Sharmaa, Aditya Singh Ranouta, Rupinder Kaur, Pooja Kumari and Gireesh Nadda*. 2023.  Unearthing diverse culturable fungal communities associated with Ophiocordyceps indica sp. nov. from Indian Western Himalaya. Journal of Basic Microbiology. 1–14.

Aakriti Sharma, Ekjot Kaur, Robin Joshi, Pooja Kumari, Abhishek Khatri, Mohit Kumar Swarnkar, Dinesh Kumar, Vishal Acharya*, and Gireesh Nadda*. 2023. Systematic analyses with genomic and metabolomic insights reveal a new species, Ophiocordyceps indica sp. nov. from treeline area of Indian Western Himalayan region. Frontiers in Microbiology 14

Dinesh Kumar, Robin Joshi, Aakriti Sharma, Gireesh Nadda and Dinesh Kumar. 2021. A comprehensive search of the primary and secondary metabolites and radical scavenging potential of Trillium govanianum Wall. ex D. Don. Chemistry and Biodiversity, 18, e2100300.(

Ruchi Sharma, Aakriti Sharma and Gireesh Nadda*. 2019 Molecular identification of a parasitoid from Pulvinaria floccifera infesting Kangra tea of Himachal Pradesh, India. Research Journal of Life Sciences, Bioinformatics, Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences. 5(1): 407-414. (DOI: 10.26479/2019.0501.36)

Robin Joshi, Aakriti Sharma, Krishana Thakur, Dinesh Kumar* and Gireesh Nadda*. 2018. Metabolite analysis and nucleoside determination using reproducible UHPLC-Q-ToF-IMS in Ophiocordyceps sinensis. Journal of Liquid Chromatography & Related Technologies.41(15-16): 927-936 (DOI

Rakesh Kumar, Saurabh Sharma, Shivani Sharma, Anika Kumari, Dharmesh Kumar,  Gireesh Nadda, Y. Padwad, R. K. Ogra and Neeraj Kumar. 2016. Chemical Compositions, cytototoxicity, and insecticidal activities of Acorus calamus accessions from Western Himalaya. Industrial Crops and Products. 94: 520-527.

Tarandeep Kaur, Rohini Bhat, Ruchika Vyas, Gireesh Nadda, Ram Vishwakarma and Dheeraj Vyas. 2016. Dynamics of glucosinolate-myrosinase system during Plutella xylostella interactionto a novel host Lepidium latifolium L. Plant Science. 250:  1-9.

Sapana Kumari, Urvashi Chauhan, Anuradha Kumari and Gireesh Nadda*. 2015. Comparative toxicities of novel and conventional acaricides against different stages of Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acarina: Tetranychidae). Journal of the Saudi Society of Agricultural Sciences (In press).DOI: 10.1016/j.jssas.2015.06.003.

Gireesh Nadda*. 2015. Occurrence of root aphid, Forda orientalis George on a high altitude plant, Arenaria festucoides Benth in Western Himalaya. Munis Entomology and Zoology, 10 (2): 499-501.

Gireesh Nadda* and Sunil Kumar. 2015. First report of aphid, Liosomaphis ornata Miyazaki, 1971(Hemiptera: Aphididae) from India. Halteres, 6: 51-55

P. Awasthi, Raja Ram, SGE Reddy, Gireesh Nadda, A.A. Zaidi and V. Hallan. 2015. Himalayan wild cherry (Prunus cerasoides D. Don) as a new natural host of Cherry necrotic rusty mottle virus (CRNMV) and a possible role of insect vectors in their transmission. Annals of Applied Biology. 1-8. DOI: 10.1111/aab.12193.

SGE Reddy, Urvashi Chauhan, Sapana Kumari, Gireesh Nadda and MK Singh. 2014. Comparative bio-efficacy of acaricides against two spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae (Koch) on chrysanthemum in polyhouse.  International Journal of Research in Chemistry and Environment. 4(4): 15-19.

Gireesh Nadda*. 2013. Medicinal and aromatic crops as hosts of Helicoverpa armigera Hübner (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Lepcey-The Journal of Tropical Asian Entomology 02 (1): 44-46.

Vinay Kumar, Gireesh Nadda, Sanjay Kumar and Sudesh Kumar Yadav. 2013. Transgenic tobacco overexpressing tea cDNA encoding dihydroflavonol 4-reductaseand anthocyanidin reductase induces early flowering and provides biotic stress tolerance. PLoS ONE 8(6): e65535. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065535

Yogesh B. Pakade, Ruchi Sharma, Gireesh Nadda and D.K. Tewary. 2013 Analytical method for determination of organochlorine pesticides in tea brews using single-drop microextraction with GC-ECD. International Journal of Food Properties, 16: 745-755.

Anuradha Kumari, Akhil Kumar, Dhananjay Kumar Tewary and Gireesh Nadda*. 2012.  Field evaluation of bifenazate (Acramite 50WP) for control of tea mites.Munis Entomology & Zoology, 7 (2): 780-786.

Gireesh Nadda, Dhananjay Kumar Tewary, Adarsh Shanker and Virendra Singh. 2012.  Salvia sclarea L. (Lamiales: Lamiaceae)-A new host record for Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Munis Entomology & Zoology, 7 (1): 642-645.

Rakesh Kumar, Prabha Sharma, Amit Shard, Dhananjay Kumar Tewary, Gireesh Nadda and Arun Kumar Sinha. 2012 Chalcones as promising pesticidal agents against diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella): microwave-assisted synthesis and structure-activity relationship. Medicinal Chemistry Research. 21: 922-931.

Abha Chaudhary, Prabha Sharma, Gireesh Nadda, Dhananjay Kumar Tewary, Bikram Singh. 2011.Chemical composition and larvicidal activities of Cedrus deodara essential oil and its fractions against Plutella xylostella. Journal of Insect Science. 11 (157): 1-10.



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Research Team:

Aakriti Sharma, Aditya Singh Ranout, Diksha Kumari, Rahul Kumar, Rupinder Kaur, Sahil Sharma, Supriti Parmar and Vivek Kumar Awasthi.

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