Dr. (Ms) Vidya Shrikant Gupta

Born in Pune, India on 22 June 1955. Educated at N.M. Vidyalaya, Pune, 1960-64; Ahilyadevi High School, Pune, 1964-71; A. Garware College, Pune, 1971-73; Fergusson College, Pune, 1973-75; Pune University, Pune, 1975-77; CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, 1977-81; B.Sc. 1975; M.Sc. 1977; Ph.D. 1981.

Research Advisor, ICTRC, Pune and Honorary Secretary, MACS, Pune, 2020 to date.

Research Associate, 1981-82, Scientist B 1982-87, Scientist C 1987-90, Scientist EI 1990-95, Scientist EII 1995-2000, Scientist F 2000-05, Chief Scientist 2005-15, Chair of Biochemical Sciences Division 2011-15, CSIR Emeritus Scientist and AcSIR Honorary Professor in Biological Sciences 2015-20, Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Group, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. Visiting Scholar, 1988-89, 1992, Biology Department, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, USA.

Awards/Honours: National Merit Scholarship, 1971-75, Arnikar Oration Award, 1976, SBC-India's A. Krishnamurthy Award, 1981; CSIR-Raman Research Fellowship, 1988; CSIR Award for S&T Innovation for Rural Development, (CAIRD) 2007; ISST's Distinguished Women Scientist award, 2012, NCL RF instituted Manekji and Shirinbai Naterwala Foundation sponsored Best Scientist of the Year Award, 2013, Late Smt. Pushpalata Ranade National Woman Award for Research, 2015, Mai Sawarkar Puraskar for outstanding research, 2015, Editorial Board Member, BMC Plant Biology (2004-07), and Evolution (2007 onwards), Sectional Committee Member for NAAS, APEX Committee member for NCS-TCP by DBT, RAC Member of ICAR-NIASM, ICAR-NIPB, ICAR-IIWBR and ICMR-RMRC, QRT member of ICAR-DMAPR and ICAR-NBPGR.

Fellow: Maharashtra Academy of Sciences, CSIR-Raman Research Fellow, Life memberships of Society of Biological Chemists, Society for Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Association of Rice Research Workers, Association for Promotion of DNA Fingerprinting and Other DNA Technologies, Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Society for Biology and Biotechnology, Maharashtra Association for Cultivation of Science, Indian Women Scientists Association, Marathi Vidnyan Parishad, Agri-Biotech Foundation Society, CSIR-RA/SRF/JRF

Research Areas: Plant Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Address: Springfields Co-op Soc # B403, New DP Road, Kothrud, Pune 411038, Maharashtra; [Tel: Res. (020) 25385170; Cell: 9881300982; Fax: (020) 25902648; Email: vidyagene@gmail.com]