Siddhesh Ghag
DST INSPIRE Faculty
Siddhesh Ghag

Education:

  • Ph.D.: Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai (2014)
  • M.Sc.: Guru Nanak Khalsa College, University of Mumbai (2009)
  • B.Sc.: Guru Nanak Khalsa College, University of Mumbai (2007)

Positions:

  • Faculty, UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, Mumbai (December, 2015 onwards)
  • Visiting fellow, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai (June, 2015 to November, 2015)
  • Lecturer, Guru Nanak Khalsa College, University of Mumbai (June, 2009 to December, 2009)

Research:

  • Plant Pathology & Protection
  • Plant genetic engineering and transgenic crops

Peer-reviewed Publications:

  • Suprasanna P, Ganapathi TR, Ghag SB, Jain SM (2017) Genetic modifications of horticultural plants by induced mutations and transgenic approach. Acta Horticulturae (In press).
  • Ghag SB, Ganapathi TR (2017) Genetically modified bananas: To mitigate food security concerns. Scientia Horticulturae 214: 91-98.
  • Ghag SB, Adki VS, Ganapathi TR, Bapat VA (2016) Heterologous protein production in plant systems. GM Crops and Food http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21645698.2016.1244599.
  • Ghag SB, Shekhawat UKS, Hadapad AB, Ganapathi TR (2015) Stacking of host-induced gene silencing mediated resistance to banana bunchy top virus and Fusarium wilt disease in transgenic banana plants. Current Trends in Biotechnology and Pharmacy 9(3): 212-221.
  • Ghag SB, Shekhawat UKS, Ganapathi TR (2015) Small RNA profiling of two important cultivars of banana and overexpression of miRNA156 in transgenic banana plants. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0127179.
  • Ghag SB, Shekhawat UKS, Ganapathi TR (2015) Silencing of MusaANR1 reduces proanthocyanidin content in transgenic banana plants. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 121(3): 693-702.
  • Shekhawat UKS, Ghag SB, Ganapathi TR (2014) Transgenic approaches for development of disease resistance in banana. BARC Newsletter (March-April 2014) 337: 18-23.
  • Ghag SB, Shekhawat UKS, Ganapathi TR (2015) Fusarium wilt of banana: biology, epidemiology and management. International Journal of Pest Management 61(3): 250-263.
  • Ghag SB, Shekhawat UKS, Ganapathi TR (2014) Characterization of Fusarium wilt resistant somaclonal variants of banana by cDNA-RAPD. Molecular Biology Reports 41(12): 7929-7935.
  • Ghag SB, Shekhawat UKS, Ganapathi TR (2014) Native cell-death genes as candidates for developing wilt resistance in transgenic banana plants. AoB PLANTS 6: plu037. DOI: 10.1093/aobpla/plu037.
  • Ghag SB, Shekhawat UKS, Ganapathi TR (2014) Transgenic banana plants expressing a Stellaria media defensin gene (Sm-AMP-D1) demonstrate improved resistance to Fusarium oxysporum. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 119(2): 247-255.
  • Ghag SB, Shekhawat UKS, Ganapathi TR (2014) Host induced post-transcriptional hairpin RNA-mediated gene silencing of vital fungal genes confers efficient resistance against Fusarium wilt in banana. Plant Biotechnology Journal 12(5): 541-553.
  • Ghag SB, Shekhawat UKS, Ganapathi TR (2013) Expression of C-terminal prodomain truncated Petunia floral defensins inhibits the growth of transgenic banana plants. Current Trends in Biotechnology and Pharmacy 7(1) 505-510.
  • Ghag SB, Shekhawat UKS, Ganapathi TR (2012) Petunia floral defensins with unique prodomains as novel candidates for development of Fusarium wilt resistance in transgenic banana plants. PLoS ONE 7(6): e39557.

Address

UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences
Health Centre, University of Mumbai,
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CBS was set up by the Department of Atomic Energy and the University of Mumbai in 2007. CBS offers a 5 year integrated MSc program in Basic Sciences, with undergraduate teaching embedded in a postgraduate and research environment, for students who have completed 10+2 schooling or its equivalent.