Prof. Jitendra Khurana

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Prof. Jitendra Khurana

University of Delhi,New Delhi


Introduction

In the past over ten years, the focus in my lab has gradually shifted towards structural and functional genomics in plants. Our group at South Campus has actively participated in sequencing rice and tomato genomes as part of the International Consortia. In a collaborative project

Education

Awards

  • Tata Innovation Fellowship award, 2013

    Department of Biotechnology, Government of India

  • Awarded Prof. Birbal Sahni Medal by the Indian Botanical Society, 2011

    Indian Botanical Society

  • Professor Panchanan Maheshwari Memorial Lecture Award, 2008

    Indian National Science Academy

  • Professor Shri Ranjan Memorial Award, 2006

    National Academy of Sciences, India

  • President of the Indian Photobiology Society (2003-2005), 2003

    Indian Photobiology Society

  • Awarded FERRO Fellowship for short-term visits to USDA, Beltsville, USA (in 1996,1998); Visiting Professor at the Waksman Institute, 1996

    USDA, Beltsville, USA

  • Visiting Research Associate at the MSU-DOE Plant Research Lab, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA (1986-1988), 1986

    MSU-DOE Plant Research Lab, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA

  • Fellow in Residence at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., USA (1985-1986), 1985

    Residence at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., USA

  • Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences,

    National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, India

  • Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences,

    National Academy of Sciences, India

  • Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences,

    Academy of Sciences, Bangalore

  • Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy,

    Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi

Research Interests

  • Photoperception And Signal Transduction Mechanisms In Plants
  • Plant Hormone Action Mechanisms
  • Structural And Functional Genomics In Plants

Current Activity