Dr. Ram Kumar Sharma
FELLOW, ELECTED 2023
Born in Pipala, Bulandshahr, India on 15 June, 1970. Educated at Pantnagar Inter College, Pantnagar, 1981-87; Meerut University, Meerut, 1987-92; Regional Research Laboratory (Curently CSIR-IIIM), Jammu & Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, 1994-99; B.Sc. 1990; M.Sc. 1992; Ph.D. 1999; Post-Doctoral Fellow, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA, 2010-11.
Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR- Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (CSIR-IHBT), Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, 2017 to date.
Fellow, 1993-96, Senior Research Fellow, 1996-99, Regional Research Laboratory (Curently CSIR-IIIM), Jammu; DBT-Post Doctoral Fellow,1999-2001, National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology (NRCPB), Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi; Research Associate, 2001-2004, Division of Genetics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi; Scientist Gr IV (2) 2004-08, Senior Scientist 2008-12, Principal Scientist 2012-17, CSIR- Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (CSIR-IHBT), Palampur.
Awards/Honours: Indo-US Research Fellowship Award by Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF), 2010; CSIR-Technology Award- Certificate of Merit for Life Sciences (Team)-2021; Invitee, American Society of Plant Biologist Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2007; Special Invitee, BGI, Shenzhen, China, 2010; Visiting Scientist, Tea Research Institute, Talawakelle, Sri Lanka, 2019; Coordinator, Indo-Sri Lanka Joint Research Project, 2017-21; Member, Board of Studies (BoS) Botany, Central University of Punjab, Bhatinda, 2021 onward; Adjunct Faculty, Agricultural Biotechnology, CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, Palampur, 2004-till date; Academic Editor, PLoS One; Editor, Journal of Plant Biochemistry & Biotechnology, Associate Editor, Beverage Plant Research.
Fellow: Society for Advancement in Agricultural Technology and Development
Research Areas: Molecular Genetics & Genomics, Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (MAPs) and Plantation Crops Improvement, Population Genomics, Bioresource Conservation, Plant Specialized Metabolism
Address: Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresouces Technology (CSIR-IHBT), Palampur 176061, H.P.; #E1, CSIR-IHBT Colony, Palampur 176061, H.P.; [Tel: Off. (01894) 233339, Ext 358, 458; Cell: 9418031964, 7018831686; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com]