Prof. Ashwani Pareek

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Prof. Ashwani Pareek

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi


Introduction

Dr Ashwani Pareek is an Professor of Life Sciences at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He obtained his B.Sc (Botany) and M.Sc. (Plant Molecular Biology) in 1990 and 1992, respectively, from the University of Delhi, India. His research work during Ph.D. focused on the analysis of heat shock proteins (HSPs, especially HSP90) and salt stress proteins (SSPs) in rice. After completing his Ph.D. in 1997, he worked in the laboratory of Professor Ralph S. Quatrano, at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA to learn advanced plant molecular biology. In 1998, he joined the laboratory of Professor Deepak Pental as a Research Scientist at Delhi University to work on herbicide tolerant Brassica juncea. Soon thereafter, he was appointed as a Lecturer at the newly established GGS Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India, where he played a key role in establishing the School of Biotechnology. After serving this University for four years, he was appointed, in 2003, on the faculty of the School of Life Sciences (SLS) at JNU. The main focus of his research has been towards an understanding of the signaling machinery in plants operative under osmotic stresses such as salinity and drought. He uses the tools of functional genomics, transgenics and bioinformatics to dissect out the cascades of events leading to these stresses in plants, especially the steps involved in Osmosensing.

Education

  • Research Scientist University Of Delhi, South Campus, New Delhi
  • Studied from : 1998 To 1999
  • Post Doctoral Fellow University Of University Of North Carolina, USA
  • Studied from : 1997 To 1998
  • Ph. D. in Plant Molecular Biology University of Delhi,New Delhi
  • Studied from : 1992 To 1997
  • Diploma in Base Program in Systems Management International Institute Of Information Technology, New Delhi
  • Studied from : 1990 To 1991
  • Master of Science University of Delhi,New Delhi
  • Studied from : 1990 To 1992
  • Bachelor of Science University of Delhi,New Delhi
  • Studied from : 1987 To 1990

Awards

  • Nominated as member of Academic Committee., 2013

    National Institute of Plant Genomic Resources (NIPGR), New Delhi

  • Nominated as Representative of JNU for 4th International Symposium on Energy & Environment held at Mumbai organized by The McDonnell International Scholars Academy & McDonnell Global Energy & Environment Partnership (MAGEEP)., 2012

    Washington University in St. Louis

  • Nominated as JURY member at 2ndNational level Exhibition & Project Competitions, INSPIRE,, 2012

    Goverment of India(GOI)

  • CREST Fellowship, DBT, Govt of India, to work at University of Califormia, Davis, CA, USA, 2012

    Govt of India

  • Nominated as member of Academic Committee., 2011

    Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Lucknow

  • Nominated as Associate of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), New Delhi., 2009

    National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), New Delhi

  • Nominated as Member of National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad (2009)., 2009

    National Academy of Sciences

  • BOYSCAST Fellowship by Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India (2001 to work at University of Illinois, USA), 2001

    Govt of India

  • Scholarship during M.Sc., 1991

    University of Delhi (South Campus)

  • Member,

    Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, New Delhi

  • Life member,

    Society for Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi

  • Member of the American Society of Plant Biologists,

    American Society of Plant Biologists

  • The Rockefeller Foundation Post-doctoral fellowship 1997 in the area of advanced, Plant Molecular Biology' (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA),

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

  • INSA exchange visitors fellowship 2005 (to work at University of Cambridge, UK),

    University of Cambridge, UK

  • Nominated and Expert member of IBSC at JP Institute of Technology, Noida,

    IBSC at JP Institute of Technology, Noida

  • Nominated as Expert member of Board of Studies in Botany at MD University, Rohtak, Haryana,

    MD University, Rohtak, Haryana

  • Award of Fellowship (F.N.A.Sc),

    National Academy of Sciences (NASI), Allahabad

Research Interests

  • Biologists

Current Activity

Speaker

(National Conference of Plant Physiology (NCPP-2017))

Academic Positions

  • Professor

    2013- 2018
    (School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)

  • Associate Professor

    2007- 2013
    (School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)

  • Assistant Professor

    2003- 2007
    (School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)

  • Research Scientist

    1998- 1999
    (University of Delhi,New Delhi)