Dr. Yogesh Kumar (Head of Department)
Assistant Professor

Dr. Yogesh Kumar earned his Ph.D. in Biotechnology from CSIR-IHBT Palampur in 2011. During his Ph.D. he worked on the molecular characterization of geminiviruses prevalent in Northern India wherein he has discovered and characterized three novel geminivirus species. He has also been working on unravelling the molecular mechanisms by which these viruses suppress RNA silencing. He has identified RNA silencing suppressor (RSS) proteins encoded by an important geminivirus and elucidate the sub-cellular localization of these proteins. His research interest include the investigation of these complex host-virus interactions underlying disease development at transcriptome level. Before joining DAV University, he has also served in Amity University, Noida from June 2011 to August 2013. He has 12 publications in peer-reviewed International journals, two chapters in edited books and presentations in various national and international conferences. He is executing research project entitled “Unravelling host-pathogen interactions underlying disease development by velvet bean severe mosaic virus in medicinal plant Mucuna pruriens through transcriptome analysis” funded by CSIR.


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