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Dr Alok Ranjan

Dr. Alok Ranjan

Ph.D, Molecular Biology, Computational Biology
ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1765-1830

  • Name: Dr. Alok Ranjan
  • Gender: Male
  • Department: Biotechnology
Area of expertise :
  • Molecular Biology, Computational Biology, Transcriptomics, Genomics, Crop Physiology, Plant Stress Biology
Teaching and research experiences:
  • CSIR-SRA (CSIR- Scientist’s Pool Schemes)- ICAR-NIPB, New Delhi- Jan 2022-June 2023.
  • CSIR-SRA (CSIR- Scientist’s Pool Schemes)- ICAR-IIAB, Ranchi- June 2020-Dec 2021.
  • Postdoc research fellow- ULB, Brussels, Belgium, June 2019-May 2020.
  • Postdoc research fellow- Umea University, Sweden, 2015- 2019.
  • Senior Scientist, Tierra seed science pvt ltd, Hyderabad, India-2014
  • Postdoc research fellow- OSU, USA 2012- 2013.
Academic achievements
  • CSIR-SRA (Scientist’s Pool Scheme), 2019
  • CSIR-SRF,2008
  • CSIR-JRF-NET, 2005 (Dec)
  • CSIR-JRF-NET, 2006 (June)
  • GATE 2006-(BT)
Reviewer assignments for Journals
  • Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Physiologia Plantarum, Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Protoplasma, PLOS One, BMC Genomics, BMC Plant Biology, Scientific Reports, Frontier in Plant Science, Environment International, Environmental and Experimental Botany, etc
Publications (Chronological order)
  1. Ranjan A, Perrone I, Alallaq S, Singh R, Rigal A, Brunoni F, Chitarra W, Guinet F, Kohler A, Martin F, Street NR, Bhalerao R, Legue V, Bellini C (2022) Molecular basis of differential adventitious rooting competence in poplar genotypes. Journal of Experimental Botany, (IF: 7.37)
  2. Ranjan A, Sinha R, Pareek, A, Singla-Pareek SL, Singh AK (2022) Shaping the root system architecture (RSA) in plants for adaptation to drought stress. Physiologia Plantarum,   (IF: 5.01)
  3. Ranjan A, Sinha R, Sharma TR, Pattanayak A, Singh AK (2021) Alleviating aluminum toxicity in plants: implications of reactive oxygen species signalling and crosstalk with other signaling pathways. Physiologia Plantarum, (IF: 5.01)
  4. Ranjan A, Sinha R, Bala M, Pareek, A, Singla-Pareek SL, Singh AK (2021) Silicon-mediated abiotic and biotic stress mitigation in plants underlying mechanisms and potential for stress resilient agriculture. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, (IF:5.43)
  5. Azameti MK, Ranjan A, Singh PK, Gaikwad K, Singh AK, Dalal M, Arora A, Rai V, Padaria JC (2022) Transcriptome profiling reveals the genes and pathways involved in thermo-tolerance in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) genotype Raj 3765. Scientific Reports, https://doi:10.1038/s41598-022-18625-7 (IF:4.99)
  6. Ranjan A, Sinha, R, Lal, SK, Bishi SK, Singh AK (2021) Phytohormone signalling and cross-talk to alleviate aluminum toxicity in plants. Plant Cell Report  (IF:4.57), (Corresponding author)
  7. Sinha R, Bala M, Prabha P, Ranjan A, Chahota RK, Sharma TR, Singh AK (2021) Transcriptome-wide selection and validation of reference genes for qRT-PCR based studies in horse gram (Macrotyloma uniflorum). Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants (IF:3.0)
  8.   Sanaria A, Ranjan A, Brunoni F, Ondrej O, Lakehal A, Bellini C. (2020) Red light controls adventitious root regeneration by modulating hormone homeostasis in Picea abies seedlings. Frontiers in Plant Science,  (IF:6.66)
  9. Lakehala A, Chaabounia S, Cavela E, Le Hirb R, Ranjan A, Raneshana Z, Novakc O, Pacurara D, Irene Perronea I, François J, Gutierrezd L and Bellini C (2019) A Molecular framework for TIR1/AFB-Aux/IAA-dependent auxin sensing controlling adventitious rooting in Arabidopsis. Molecular Plant  (IF:21.94)
  10. Fang Li Y,Zheng Y, Vemireddy LR, Panda SK, Jose S, Ranjan A, Panda P, Govindan G, and Sunkar R (2018) Transcriptome and translatome analysis revealed differential mRNA translation in Pokkali compared to IR29 under salt stress. BMC Genomics  (IF:4.56)
  11. Pacurar, DI, PL Monica, Lakehal A, Pacurar AM, Ranjan A and Bellini C (2017) The Arabidopsis Cop9 signalosome subunit 4 (CNS4) is involved in adventitious root formation. Scientific Reports  (IF:4.99)
  12. Swepson C, Ranjan A, Balasubramaniam M, Pandhare J, Dash C (2016) Cocaine enhances HIV-1 transcription in macrophages by inducing p38 MAPK phosphorylation. Frontiers in Microbiology (IF:6.06)
  13. Ranjan A and Sawant SV (2015) Genome-wide transcriptomic comparison of cotton (Gossypium herbaceum) leaf and root under drought stress.3 Biotech, 5,585-596 (IF:3.45), (Corresponding author)
  14. Nigam D, Kavita P, Tripathi R, Ranjan A, Goel R, Asif MH, Shukla A, Singh G, Rana D, Sawant SV (2014) Transcriptome dynamics during fiber development in contrasting genotypes of Gossypium hirsutum Plant Biotechnology Journal (IF:13.26)
  15. Pandey N, Ranjan A, Pant P, Tripathi RK, Ateek F, Pandey HP, Patre UV, Sawant SV (2013) CAMTA 1 regulates drought responses in Arabidopsis thaliana. BMC Genomics (IF:4.56)
  16. Srivastava A, Jena SN, Ranjan A, Kavita P, Asif MH, Bag SK, Shukla R, Yadav HK, Sawant SV (2013) Development of molecular markers from Indian genotypes of two Gossypium Plant Breeding, (IF:2.53)
  17. Dubey NK, Goel R, Ranjan A, Idris A, Singh SK, Bag SK, Chandrashekar K, Pandey KD, Singh PK, Sawant SV (2013) Comparative transcriptome analysis of Gossypium hirsutum in response to sap sucking insects: aphid and whitefly. BMC Genomics (IF:4.56)
  18. Ranjan A, Nigam D, Asif MH, Singh R, Ranjan S, Mantri S, Pandey N, Trivedi I, Rai KM, Jena SN, Koul B, Tuli R, Patre UV, Sawant SV (2012) Genome wide expression profiling of two accession of herbaceum L. in response to drought. BMC Genomics ( IF:4.56)
  19. Ranjan A, Pandey N, Lakhwani D, Dubey NK, Patre UV, Sawant SV (2012) Comparative transcriptomic analysis of roots of contrasting Gossypium herbaceum genotypes revealing adaptation to drought. BMC Genomics 13: 680. (IF:4.56)
  20. Trivedi I, Ranjan A, Sharma YK, Sawant SV (2012) The histone H1 variant accumulates in response to water stress in the drought tolerant genotype of Gossypium herbaceum Protein Journal (IF:2.37)
  21. Jena SN, Srivastava A, Rai KM, Ranjan A, Singh SK, Nisar T, Srivastava M, Bag SK, Mantri S, Asif MH, Yadav HK, Tuli R, Sawant SV (2012) Development and characterization of genomic and expressed SSRs for levant cotton (Gossypium herbaceum ). Theoretical and Applied Genetics (IF:5.66)
  22. Yadav HK, Ranjan A, Asif MH, Mantri S, Sawant SV, Tuli R (2011) EST-derived SSR markers in Jatropha curcas : Development, characterization, polymorphism, and transferability across the species/genera. Tree Genetics & Genomes (IF:2.62)
Book chapters
  1. Lakehala A, Ranjan A and Bellini C (2020). Multiple Roles of Jasmonates in Shaping Rhizotaxis: Emerging Integrators. In: Methods in Plant Biology,3-22
  2. Jaya P, Ranjan A, Afsana AN, Srivastava AK, Mishra LN (2021) Omics to understand drought tolerance in plants: An update.In: Application of Omics in plant research Springer Nature
  3. Sinha R,Bala M, Ranjan A, Krishan SL, Sharma TR, Pattanayak A, Singh AK (2021) Proteomic approaches to understand plant response to abiotic stresses. In: Agricultural Biotechnology: Latest Research and Trends. Springer Nature pp 351-383 DOI