School of Natural Science
Centre for Life Science

Profile of Faculty

Dr. Pallavi Sharma

Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry, Banaras Hindu University, India (2001-2005)
Master of Science, Department of Biochemistry, Banaras Hindu University, India (1999-2001)
Bachelor of Science, Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Banaras Hindu University, India (1996-1999)

UGC-Assistant Professor
Centre for Life Science

E-Mail drpallavi1978@gmail.com,pallavi.sharma@cuj.ac.in

Research Interest  

Deciphering the mechanisms of abiotic and biotic stress tolerance in plants

Post Doctoral Research Experience  
  1. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada (2008-2010 and 2013-2014)
  2. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA (2006-2007)
  3. National Institute for Plant Genome Research, New Delhi, India (2005-2006)
Professional Awards and Fellowship received  
  1. Awarded BHU GOLD MEDAL and merit certificate for securing 1st rank in M.Sc. (Biochemistry) examination of Banaras Hindu University.
  2. Awarded Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) by CSIR (National level examination for eligibility of lectureship and scholarship) held on December 2001.
Publications   Peer Reviewed Journals:
  1. Sharma, P., Ganeshan, S., Brian Fowler, D. and Chibbar, R. N. (2012) Characterization of a wheat enolase gene with a propensity for differential expression in crown and leaf tissues of wheat plants exposed to low temperature. Annals of Applied Biology, 162: 271-283.
  2. Ganeshan, S., Sharma, P.,†, Young, L., Kumar, A., Fowler, D.B., and Chibbar, R. N. (2011) Contrasting cDNA-AFLP profiles between crown and leaf tissues of cold-acclimated wheat plants indicate differing regulatory circuitries. Plant Molecular Biology, 75: 379-398.
  3. Gupta, M., Sharma, P., Sarin, N. B., and Sinha, A.K. (2009) Differential response of arsenic stress in two varieties of Brassica juncea L.Chemosphere, 74: 1201-1208.
  4. Kumar, K., Rao, K.P., Sharma, P. and Sinha, A.K. (2008) Differential regulation of rice mitogen activated protein kinase kinase (MKK) by abiotic stress. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 46: 891-897..
  5. Sharma, P., Rajalingam, D., Kumar, T.K.S. and Singh, S. (2008) A light scattering study of the interaction of fibroblast growth factor (FGF) with its receptor. Biophysical Journal, 94: L71-L73.
  6. Sharma, P. and Dubey, R.S. (2007) Involvement of oxidative stress and role of antioxidative defense system in growing rice seedlings exposed to toxic levels of aluminium. Plant Cell Reports, 27: 2027-2038.
  7. Sharma, P. and Dubey, R.S. (2005) Modulation of nitrate reductase activity in rice seedlings under aluminium toxicity and water stress: role of osmolytes as enzyme protectant. Journal of Plant Physiology, 162: 854-864.
  8. Sharma, P., Jha, A.B. Verma, S. and Dubey, R.S. (2006) Induction of ascorbate and guaiacol specific peroxidases in metal and water deficit induced oxidative stress in rice seedlings. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants, 12: 81-90.
  9. Sharma, P. and Dubey, R.S. (2005) Drought induces oxidative stress and   enhances the activities of antioxidant enzymes in growing rice seedlings. Plant Growth Regulation, 46: 209-221.
  10. Sharma, P. and Dubey, R.S. (2005) ‘Lead toxicity in plants’. Brazilian Journal of Plant Physiology, vol. 17, pp. 35-52.
  11. Sharma, P. and Dubey, R.S. (2004) Ascorbate peroxidase from rice seedlings: properties of enzyme isoforms, effects of stresses and protective roles of osmolytes. Plant Science, 167: 541-550.
  12. Sharma, P., Jha, A.B., Dubey, R.S. and  Pessarakli, M. (2012) Reactive oxygen species, oxidative damage and antioxidative defense mechanism in plants under stressful conditions. Journal of Botany volume 2012, Article ID 217037, 26 pages, doi:10.1155/2012/217037.
    Book Chapters:
  1. Sharma, P., Jha, A.B., and Dubey, R.S. (2014) Arsenic Toxicity and Tolerance Mechanisms in Crop Plants. In: Pessarakli, M. (Ed.), Handbook of Plant and Crop Physiology, 3rd Edition, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Publishing Company, Florida. ISBN 9781466553286, pp. 733-782.
  2. Sharma, P., Jha, A.B., Dubey, R.S. and Pessarakli, M. (2014) Reactive Oxygen Species Generation, Hazards, and Defense Mechanisms in Plants under Environmental (Abiotic and Biotic) Stress Conditions. In: Pessarakli, M. (Ed.), Handbook of Plant and Crop Physiology, 3rd Edition, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Publishing Company, Florida. ISBN 9781466553286, pp.509-548.
  3. Sharma, P. and Dubey, R.S. (2011) Abiotic stress induced metabolic alterations in crop plants:  Strategies for improving stress tolerance. In: Sinha, R.P., Sharma, N. K. and Rai, A.K. editors. Botanical Research: The Current Scenario, I K International Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, ISBN: 9789381141045, pp. 1-54.
  4. Sharma, P., and Dubey, R.S. (2010) Protein Synthesis by Plants under Stressful Conditions. In: Pessarakli, M. (Ed.), Handbook of Plant and Crop Stress, 3rd Edition, Revised and Expanded, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Publishing Company, Florida. ISBN: 9781439813966, pp. 465-518
  5. Sharma, P., Jha, A.B. and Dubey, R.S. (2010) Oxidative stress and antioxidative defense system in plants growing under abiotic stresses. In: Pessarakli, M. (Ed.), Handbook of Plant and Crop Stress, 3rd Edition, Revised and Expanded, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Publishing Company, Florida. ISBN: 9781439813966, pp. 89-138.
  6. Sharma, P. and Dubey, R.S. (2010) Metal toxicity in Plants: uptake of metals, metabolic alterations and tolerance mechanisms. In: Hemantaranjan, A., editor. Advances in Plant Physiology, Volume XI, Jodhpur, Scientific Pub., 20010, New Delhi, India, ISBN : 81-7233-631-8, pp. 53-106.
  7. Ganeshan, S., Sharma, P. and Chibbar, R. N. (2009) Functional genomics for crop improvement. S.M. Jain and D.S. Brar (eds.), Molecular Techniques in Crop Improvement, Springer Netherlands. ISBN: 9789048129669, pp. 63-96.
  8. Sharma, P., Jha, A.B. and Dubey, R.S. (2009) Effect of abiotic stresses on growth, metabolic alterations and tolerance mechanisms in rice crop. In: Danforth, A. T. editor Corn Crops: Growth, Fertilization, and Yield. Nova Science Publishers, NewYork, Agriculture Issues and Policies, ISBN: 9781607419556.
  9. Sharma, P. and Dubey, R.S. (2008) Mechanism of aluminium toxicity and tolerance in higher plant. In: Hemantaranjan, A., editor. Advances in Plant Physiology, An International Treatise Series, Volume X, Jodhpur, Scientific Pub., 2008, New Delhi, India. ISBN: 9788172335243, pp. 145-179.
  10. Sharma, P. and Dubey, R.S. (2006) Cadmium uptake and its toxicity in higher plants. In: Samiullah, editor. Cadmium Toxicity and Tolerance in Plants. Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi, ISBN: 8173197377, pp. 63-86.
Contributed papers in conference proceedings  
  1. Sharma, P., Ganeshan, S., Brian Fowler, D. and Chibbar, R. N. (2011) Characterization of cold-induced transcripts in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) crown tissues using cDNA-AFLP profiling. International Wheat Quality Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. In: Wheat science Dynamics: Challenges and Opportunities (Eds. Chibbar RN and Dexter JE). Agrobios (International) Jodhpur, India pp 629-634.

  2. Sharma, P., Ganeshan, S., Brian Fowler, D. and Chibbar, R. N. (2010) cDNA-AFLP Analysis of cold-acclimated wheat plants reveals unique transcript profiles in crown tissues. Proceedings Soils and Crops, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada.

  3. Ganeshan, S., Young, L., Sharma, P., Brian Fowler, D. and Chibbar, R. N. (2009) Expression analysis of low temperature-induced genes in wheat. 11 pages. Proceedings Soils and Crops Workshop, Feb. 25, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.