Assistant Professor Amity University India
Dr. Manoj Kumar has been awarded PhD in Plant Sciences with specility in Plant Tissue Culture and Molecular. His PhD work involved the noble in vitro regeneration system of a recalcitrant fruit tree species (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) using broad spectrum phytohormones, and tissue culture techniques, used the molecular markers (RAPD/AFLP) to show the genetic fidelity among the tissue culture raised saplings. Dr. Kumar has developed innovative mico-propagation techniques to tissue culture difficult species of plant.
Manoj kumar investigated the role of stress (salt- and dehydration) responsive transcription factor (DREB1A and DREB2A, in Setaria ittalica. In the plant stress physiology research, he identified a distinct set of genes in response to these stresses.