Dr. Vandna Rai
Principal Scientist
Phone :
011 25841787 ext 307

Research Interest

  • Screening of rice and wheat for salt and drought tolerance.
  • Allele mining of functionally important genes for salt and drought tolerance.
  • Expression profiling of tolerant lines for salt and drought tolerance.
  • Study of post-trancriptional regulation for salinity stress tolerance in rice.
  • Rungaroon Waditee, Md. Nazmul H. Bhuiyan, Vandna Rai, Kenji Aoki, Yoshito Tanaka, Takashi Hibino, Shigetoshi Suzuki, Jun Takano, Andre T. Jagendorf, Tetsuko Takabe, & Teruhiro Takabe 2005. Genes for direct methylation of glycine provides high level of glycine betaine and abiotic stress tolerance in Synechococcus and ArabidopsisPNAS102: 1318-1323.
  • Vandna Rai, Naveen Kumar Sharma and Ashwani K. Rai 2006 Growth and cellular ion content of a salt sensitive symbiotic system Azolla pinnata - Anabaena azollae under NaCl-stress. J Plant Physiol (2006)163:937-944
  • Nazmul H. Bhuiyan, Akira Hamada, Nana Yamada, Vandna Rai, Takashi Hibino & Teruhiro Takabe 2007 Regulation of betaine synthesis by precursor supply and choline monooxygenase expression in Amaranthus tricolour. J Exp Bot Vol. 58, No. 15/16, 4203–4212.
  • Teruhiro Takabe, Vandna Rai and Takashi Hibino 2006. Metabolic engineering of glycinebetaine In: Genetic Engineering of Stress Tolerance in Plants: Toward the Improvement of Global Environment and Food. Eds. Ashwani K Rai and Teruhiro Takabe. Kluwer Academic Publisher, New York.
  • Pandit A, Bal S, Vandna Rai , Kumar V, Gautam R, Singh R, Sharma P, Singh A, Gaikwad K, Sarma TR, Mahapatra T and Singh NK 2009. Combining QTL mapping and transcriptome profiling of bulked RILs for identification of candidate genes for salt tolerance in rice (Oryza sativa L). Molecular Genetics and Genomics DOI 10.1007/s00438-010-0551-6.
  • Awadhesh Pandit, Vandna Rai, Tilak R. Sharma, Prakash C. Sharma, and Nagendra K. Singh 2011 Differentially Expressed Genes in Sensitive and Tolerant Rice Varieties in Response to Salt-Stress. Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology.
  • Vandna Rai, Narendra Tuteja and Teruhiro Takabe 2011. Transporters and abiotic stress tolerance in plants. "Improving Crop Resistance to Abiotic Stress" by Wiley-Blackwell, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co., Germany, editor N. Tuteja.