University of Delhi

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Dr. Ridhi Khurana

Assistant Professor | Department of Botany

Contact (Off.): 27667458

Email Address : khuranaridhi[at]gmail[dot]com

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Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.

  • Ph.D. , 2022 , University of Delhi
  • M.Sc. , 2013 , TERI School of Advanced Studies
  • B.Sc. , 2011 , University of Delhi
  1. Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology from Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi from January 2017 - May 2022.

  2. Post-doctoral researcher at School of Computational and Integrative Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi from June - October 2022.

  3. Assistant Professor in Botany at Hansraj College, University of Delhi, Delhi, from October 2022 to present.

  • Genetics
  • Plant Systematics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Industrial and Environmental Microbiology
  • Plant Developmental  Biology
  • Biofertilizers
  • Member - Admissions Committee 2022-23
  • Incharge - Peer to Peer Mentoring, Department of Botany 2022-23
  • Member - Admissions Committee 2023-24
  • Convenor - Life Science Society, Hansraj College, 2023-24

Ph.D. thesis title : Analysis of Factors Contributing to Transcriptional Regulation of OsMADS29 Expression and Interaction of MADS29 with Calmodulin-like Proteins

  1. Verma, V.; Boora, N.; Nayar, S.; Kumar, G.; Thapliyal, S.; Ankur; Khurana, R.; Gawande, G.; Kapoor, M.; Kapoor, S. Ca 2+ ‐Calmodulin Regulates Nuclear Translocation of the Rice Seed‐specific MADS ‐box Transcription Factor OsMADS29. The FEBS Journal 2023, febs.16767. (Impact factor: 5.622

  2. Khurana, R., Bhimrajka, S., Sivakrishna Rao, G., Verma, V., Boora, N., Gawande, G., Kapoor, M., Rao, K.V., and Kapoor, S. (2022). Characterization of Transcription Regulatory Domains of OsMADS29: Identification of Proximal Auxin-Responsive Domains and a Strong Distal Negative Element. Front. Plant Sci. 13: 850956. (Impact factor: 6.627)

  3. Boora, Neelima; Verma, Vibha; Khurana, Ridhi; Gawande, Gautam; Bhimrajka, Sanchi; Chaprana, Komal; Kapoor, Meenu; Kapoor, Sanjay. Determination of Tripartite Interaction between Two Monomers of a MADS-box Transcription Factor and a Calcium Sensor Protein by BiFC-FRET-FLIM Assay. JoVE (2021). (Impact factor: 1.424)

  4. Parihar, Vimala; Arya, Deepshikha; Walia, Akanksha; Tyagi, Vidhi; Dangwal, Meenakshi; Verma, Vibha; Khurana, Ridhi; Boora, Neelima; Kapoor, Sanjay; Kapoor, Meenu. Functional characterization of LIKE HETEROCHROMATIN PROTEIN 1 in the moss Physcomitrella patens: its conserved protein interactions in land plants. The Plant Journal (2019). 97-2, 221-239. (Impact factor: 7.091

  5. Kapoor, Sanjay; Verma, Vibha; Boora, Neelima; Khurana, Ridhi. Insights into the Molecular Mechanisms of MADS29, A Major Regulator of Seed Development in Rice.ON BASIC RESEARCH–IT’S ROLE IN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 87TH ANNUAL SESSION OF NASI 8TH-10TH DEC 2017 (2018) 93. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India, Section B. (Impact factor: 1.404)

  1. Won the Best Poster Award 2015 for, “Effects of Auxins and other hormones on rice OsMADS29 expression”, at the 3rd International Plant Physiology Congress at New Delhi, India from 11-14 December, 2015.

  2. Won the Best Poster Award 2019 for, “Insights into the Transcriptional Regulation of a Seed-Specific Transcription Factor, OsMADS29, in Rice”, at the International Conference on Genomics and Breeding for Crop Improvement at Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India from 4-6 December, 2019.

  3. Won the Best Poster Award 2020 for, “Upstream and Downstream Regulatory Elements Influence the Transcription of OsMADS29, a Seed-Specific MADS-Box Transcription Factor in Rice”, at the National Symposium on Trends in Biotechnology and Agriculture and the 41st Annual Meeting of the Plant Tissue Culture Association of India at the Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, Punjab, India from 6-8 February, 2020.