Dr. Subodh Kumar Sinha
Senior Scientist
Phone :
01125841787 extn 283
Education :
PhD: Biochemistry, IARI

Research Interest

My major research area of interests are to understand molecular aspects of nutrient use efficiency in cereals with special emphasis on uptake efficiency and regulatory role of micro RNA in nutrient sensing and signaling. Current interests include understanding of root plasticity and its architecture in relation to nitrogen starvation, and identification of nitrogen responsive micro RNAs to unravel the regulatory role of miRNA in N use pathway in wheat

Awards & Honors

  • Best Oral Presentation Award: International Conference on Life Sciences, Informatics, Food and Environment. Organized by JIIT, Noida, 2014.
  • Best Teacher award- Rajendra Agricultural University, Bihar: 2010
  • Summer Research fellowship (2008) by Indian Academy of Sciences, Indian National Science Academy & the National Academy of Sciences.
  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering2004 (GATE 2004). Percentile Score-93.07 in Life sciences
  • Junior Research Fellowship (UGC-JRF) award for doctoral study in life sciences
  • Junior Research Fellowship (ICAR-JRF) award for M.Sc programme in IARI by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (2000).
  1. Subodh Kumar Sinha, Amresh Kumar, Akanksha Tyagi, Karnam Venkatesh, Debajyoti Paul, Nagendra Kumar Singh, Pranab Kumar Mandal (2020) Root architecture traits variation and nitrate-influx responses in diverse wheat genotypes under different external nitrogen concentrations. Plant Physiology Biochemistry. 148:246-259.
  2. Subodh Kumar SinhaAkanksha Tyagi, Pranab Kumar Mandal (2019External Nitrogen and Carbon Source Mediated Response on Modulation of Root System Architecture and Nitrate Uptake in Wheat Seedlings. J. Plant Growth Regul.  38:283-297 DOI 10.1007/s00344-018-9840-9
  3. Shubham Rai, Megha Kaushik, Subodh Kumar Sinha, Rajesh Kumar Gupta, Anju Mahendru, Pranab Kumar Mandal (2018) Transcriptome Data of Cultivated Tetraploid and Hexaploid wheat variety during grain development. Data in Brief. 22:551-556.
  4. Gayatri, Manju Rani, Ajay Kumar Mahato, Subodh Kumar Sinha, Monika Dalal, Nagendra Kumar Singh, Pranab Kumar Mandal (2018) Homeologue Specific Gene Expression Analysis of Two Vital Carbon Metabolizing Enzymes—Citrate Synthase and NADP-Isocitrate Dehydrogenase—from Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Under Nitrogen Stress. Applied Biochem. Biotechnol.
  5. Sharda Bharti, Subodh Kumar Sinha (2018) Biochemical Characterization of Building Block of Condensed Tannin in Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.). Vegetos 31 (4):25-27. Doi: 10.5958/2229-4473.2018.00088.5
  6. Subodh Kumar Sinha, Manju Rani, Amresh Kumar, Sarvendra Kumar, K. Venkatesh, Pranab Kumar Mandal (2018) Natural variation in root system architecture in diverse wheat genotypes grown under different nitrate conditions and root growth media. Theor. Exp. Plant Physiol. DOI 10.1007/s40626-018-0117-2
  7. Chetan Kumar Nagar, Gayatri, Alka Bharti, Subodh Kumar Sinha, K. Venkatesh, Pranab Kumar Mandal (2018) Nitrogen Stress Leads to Induce Change in Expression of Genes for Nitrate Transporter in Wheat Genotypes. Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. App. Sci. 7(6): 2991-3001.
  8. Subodh Kumar Sinha, Amitha Mithra Sevanthi V, Saurabh Chaudhary, Punit Tyagi, Sureshkumar Venkadesan, Manju Rani, Pranab Kumar Mandal (2018) Transcriptome analysis of two rice varieties contrasting  for nitrogen use efficiency under chronic N starvation reveals differences in chloroplast and starch metabolism related genes. Genes 9:206. doi:10.3390/genes9040206.
  9. Subodh Kumar Sinha, Amresh Kumar (2018) Condensed tannin: a major anti-nutritional constituent of faba bean (Vicia faba L). Horticult Int. J. 2(2):32-33.
  10. Subodh Kumar Sinha, Manju Rani, Niketa Bansal, Gayatri, K Venkatesh and PK Mandal (2015) Nitrate Starvation Induced Changes in Root System Architecture, Carbon-Nitrogen Metabolsim and miRNAs Expression in Nitrogen Responsive Wheat Genotypes. Appl Biochem Biotechnol.177: 1299-1312.
  11. Amresh Kumar, Nidhi, N. Prasad and Subodh K. Sinha (2015) Nutritional and antinutritional attributes of Faba bean (Vicia faba L.) growing in Bihar, India. Physiol. Mol. Biol. Plants. 21:159-162.
  12. Pradhan A, Shahi VK, Sinha SK (2014) Evaluation of Genetic Diversity in Faba bean (Vicia faba L.) Genotypes using Seed Protein and Isozymes Electrophoresis. Natl. Acad. Sci. Lett. 4:303-309.
  13. Sinha SK, Kumar M, Kumar V, Bharti S, Shahi VK (2013) Antioxidant activities of different tissue extract of Faba bean (Vicia faba L.) containing phenolic compounds. Legume Res. 36(6):496-504.
  14. Smita S, Sinha SK, Sharma, Shahi VK (2011) Phenotypic and physiological characterization of rhizobia strains isolated from different areas of Bihar. Bioscience Discovery 2: 281-287.
  15. Sinha SK (2010) RNAi induced gene silencing in crop improvement. Physiol. Mol. Biol Plants. 16:321-332.
  16. Smita S, Sinha SK, Dayaram, Shahi VK (2010) Molecular diversity of rhizobia strains isolated from different areas of Bihar. RAU J. Res. 20 (1&2) 1-5.
  17. Gupta NC, Sinha SK, Jolly M, Dubey N, Sachdev A (2009) Antisense RNA-Mediated Inhibition of GmFAD2-1 Encoding Omega-6-Desaturase.Indian J. Plant Physiol. 14: 336-343.
  18. Sinha SK, Dubey N, Sachdev A (2008) Gene silencing constructs for alteration of seed fatty acid composition by RNAi induced transgene silencing. New Botanist 35: 23-32.
  19. Kishore K, Sinha SK, Kumar R, Gupta NC, Dubay N, Sachdev A (2007) Isolation and characterization of microsomal ω-6 desaturase gene (fad2-1) from soybean. Indian J. Expt. Biol. 45: 390-397.
  20. Kumar R, Kishore K, Sinha SK, Gupta NC, Dubay N, Sachdev A (2007) Isolation and characterization of fad2-1 cDNA sequence from Glycine max L. Indian J. Plant Physiol. 12: 6-12.
  21. Sinha SK, Dubey N, Sachdev A (2006) Intron-spliced gene silencing construct for alteration of seed fatty acid composition by RNAi induced transgene silencing. New Botanist 33: 181-191.
  22. Sinha SK, Dasgupta A, Baranwal A, Praveen P (2004) Molecular Variability in the replicase gene of viruses causing tomato leaf curl disease in India. J Plant Biochem. Biotechnol. 13: 43-46.
  23. Dasgupta A, Sinha SK, Praveen P (2004) Structure of replication initiator protein unites diverse viruses causing tomato leaf curl disease (ToLCD). Plant Sci. 166: 1063-67.
  24. Praveen P, Kulkarni MS, Sinha SK, Ahlawat YS (2004) Diagnosis of Tomato leaf curl virus (ToLCV) by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). Indian Phytopathology.57: 117-120.