Dr. Gyan Singh Shekhawat
Name: Gyan Singh Shekhawat
Designation: Professor
DOB: 04/03/1977
E-mail: gyans.shekhawat@gmail.com
Mobile No.: +91 - 9414279665

Academic Qualification:

S.No. Name of Examination Year Name of University Subjects offered Division
1 B.Sc 1997 University of Rajasthan Botany, Zoology, Chemistry I
2 M.Sc 1999 University of Rajasthan Botany I
3 PhD 2002 University of Rajasthan Botany -

Teaching & Research Experience Details:

S.No. Name of Institute Designation From To
1 Lecturer LBS College, Uni. of Rajasthan 15/12/2002 09/04/2003
2 Jai Narain Vyas University PROFESSOR 18/02/2016 27/06/2020
3 Jai Narain Vyas University Associate Professor 18/02/2013 17/02/2016
4 Bansthali University Associate Professor 01/07/2010 17/02/2013
5 Bansthali University Sr. Assistant Professor 07/07/2005 01/07/2010
6 Scientist-B Biotech Division, Onecert GDC Foundation 01/04/2004 06/07/2005
7 CSIR Post Doc University Of Rajasthan 01/05/2003 31/03/2004

Details of Consultancy Project/s grid :

S.No. Name of project funding Agency Duration status
1 Consultency Project at Morarka Biotechnology 2 years Completed

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Administrative Experience:

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1 Jai Narain Vyas University Convener Research Committee 09/08/2016 02/07/2020
2 Jai Narain Vyas University Convener Career Counseling Cell 02/07/2019 02/07/2020
3 Jai Narain Vyas University Proctor faculty of Science, JNVU 15/07/2014 21/03/2016
4 Jai Narain Vyas University Incharge UGC-CAS Molecular Biology Thrust area 01/04/2013 31/03/2018

Academic Award/Honor / Fellowships::

S.No. Name of Award/Honor / Fellowships Year
1 Y.S. Moorthy Gold Medal Award, INDIAN BOTANICAL SOCIETY (IBS) 2016
2 BOYSCAST Fellowship, Postdoctoral fellow at the University of South Florida,USA 2011
3 INSA international exchange fellowship, Moscow, Russia 2012
4 Young Researcher Award from Academy of Innovative Research 2010
5 Direct CSIR fellow ( EXTENDED SRF) 2003
6 University fellowship (JRF), University of Rajasthan 2001
7 Chaired the session in International conference held in Rome, Italy 2009
8 Financial Assistance by DST, New Delhi NanoSmat, Rome , Italy 2008
9 Financial Assistance by SERB for OctoFest, University of South Florida, USA 2011
10 Financial Assistance for NanoFlorida, Miami, USA 2011

Research Projects:

Major Research Project: 6

Minor Research Projects: 1
Mentor in student projec: 3

Consultancy projects:3

S.No. Title of the Project Funding Agency Duration Status
1 Molecular characterization and elucidation of HO (hemeoxygenase) role in Cu/Cd induced oxidative stress in Glycine max DST, NEW DELHI 3 years Completed
2 In vitro synthesis of ENPS and evaluation of their impact on water borne pathogen and plant metabolism DST 2012-2-14 Completed
3 Elucidation of Nitric Oxide (NO) production under copper induced oxidative stress in Brassica juncea and its prospective role in ROS detoxification metabolism DST, Delhi (WOS) 2011-2014 Completed
4 Extraction and isolation of pharmaceutically important metabolites of Anethum graveolens DAT-RAJ. 2010-2013 Completed
5 In Vitro micropropagation and comparative biochemical analysis of Stevia rebaudiana for increased production of steviosides. UGC, NEW DELHI 2009-2012 Completed
6 Consultency Project at Morarka Biotechnology Morarka-GDC, India 2012, 2015 Completed
7 Biotechnological Investigation for the Improvement of Economically Potent Plant Species J. Curcas: Source of Bio Fuel BU 2007-2008 Completed
8 In silico Evaluation of heavy metal tolerance in higher plants DST, (Raj.) 2010-2011 Completed
9 Elucidation of metabolic adaptation mechanisms during cadmium induced oxidative stress in Brassica juncea: a metal hyper accumulator plant species CSIR, NEW DELHI 2009- 2011 Completed
10 In vitro Synthesis of Nanoparticles through Biological interventions DST, (Raj.) 2010-2011 Completed
11 In Vitro Morphogenesis and Phytochemical Screening of Stevia rebaudiana: Source of a natural zero caloric sweetener DST, (Raj.) 2008-2009 Completed
12 Isolation and Extraction of secondary metabolites in Indian ginseng: Withania Somnifera DST, (Raj.) 2004-2005 Completed

Overseas PDF Supervised :N/A

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Post Graduate Dissertations Supervised : N/A

Research Guidance:

S.No. Name of Student Title of Thesis/PDF Submitted Awarded
1 Robert Popek Physiological Characterization of Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) under heavy metal (Cd) induced oxidative stress in crop plant of Indian Thar Desert. POST DOC FELLOW-2018 --
2 Prerna Pandey Construction of Tomato Leaf Curl Virus based gene silencing vector and its validation in Nicotiana xanthii and Lycopersicon esculentum 13-09-2010 17-01-2011
3 Kusum Verma Metabolic Adaptations to Cadmium in Brassica juncea (L.) Czern 30-09-2010 27-03-2011
4 Astha Sharma In vitro morphogenesis and photochemical screening of medicinally potent plant species: Stevia rebaudiana 22-11-2010 06-05-2011
5 Sonali Jana In vitro morphogenesis and phyto chemical screening of ayurvedic medicinal herb: Anethum graveolens L. 12-01-2011 03-07-2011
6 Pooja Rawat Generation and molecular mapping of STMS markers and their application in diversity analysis in Vigna sps 08-09-2010 20-09-2011
7 Atin Jaiswal Studies on abiotic stress related Biochemical, Physiological and Molecular parameters in Lepidium latifolium and Chenopodium album 28.06.2012 20.02.2013
8 Shaifali Mathur In vitro regeneration and suspension culture study of Stevia rebaudiana for production and quantification of steviol glycosides 23-05.2013 04.01.2014
9 Ina Saxena In vitro elucidation of heavy metal toxicity and response of Nitric Oxide (NO) in Brassica juncea 05.12.2013 13.07.2014
10 Lovely Mahawar Biochemical and molecular characterization of Hemeoxygenase and its role in plant defense and metabolism 21.03.2018 24.01.2019
11 Khushboo Khator In vitro study of Nitric oxide (NO) production under metal and salt induce oxidative stress and its possible role in ROS detoxification mechanism 27.12.2019 --

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Detail of Publications

Full Research paper published in (UGC-CARE List/Scopus/ Thomson Reuter/web of science listed journals)

International Journal: 51

National Journal: 5

Review Article: 10

Popular article: 2

Other Research Publications: 3

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1 Haem oxygenase: a functionally diverse enzyme of photosynthetic organisms and its role in Phytochrome chromophore biosynthesis, cellular signalling an Plant cell and Environment (WILEY) 41: 48350 6.362
2 Toxicity of ZnO engineered nanoparticles and evaluation of their effect on growth, metabolism and tissue specific accumulation in Brassica juncea. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 2: 10511 4.300
3 Micropropagation of Salvadora persica via cotyledonary nodes Journal of Biotechnology 01: 197-20 0.550
4 An efficient in in vitro method for mass propagation of Salvadora persica via apical meristem Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology 11: 125-12 0.935
5 Changes in growth, lipid peroxidation and antioxidant system in seedlings of Brassica juncea (L.) czern. Biochemical and Cellular Archive 8: 145-14 0.03
6 Nitric oxide improved salt stress tolerance by osmolyte accumulation and activation of antioxidant defense system in seedling of B. juncea (L.) Czern. Vegetos (Springer) 32: 583-59 -
7 Bilin metabolism in plants: Structure, function and Hemeoxygenase regulation of Bilin biosynthesis ELS (Encyclopedia of Life Sciences) 01 119-29 -
8 Role of Proline in mitigating NaCl induced oxidative stress in Eruca sativa Miller: an important oil yielding crop of Indian Thar Desert. Vegetos (Springer) 31: 1-6 -
9 Neha Bulchandani and Gyan Singh Shekhawat (2020). Salicylic acid mediated up regulation of carvone biosynthesis during growth phase in cell suspens 3Biotech Accepted-2020 N/A 2.389
10 A reliable in vitro protocol for rapid mass propagation of Azadirachta indica Juss, Journal of Plant Biology 29(1): 109-11 -
11 In Vitro propagation using transverse thin cell layer culture and homogeneity assessment in Ceropegia bulbosa Roxb Journal of Plant Growth Regulation (Springer) 39: 540-54 2.823
12 Phytochemical analysis and antibacterial screening of in vivo and in vitro extracts of Indian medicinal herb: Anethum graveolens Research journal of medicinal Plant 4 (4): 206-21 -
13 Biological synthesis of Ag Nanoparticles through in vitro cultures of Brassica juncea C. zern. Advance Material Research (Switzerland) Vol. 67: 295-29 -
14 Somatic embryogenesis and plantlet regeneration from cotyledon explants of Salvadora persica L. Phytomorphology 58 (1-2) 57-63. 0.62
15 Investigations on New Revolutionary Fertility Inhibitors 9, 10-Diaminophenenthrene Derivatives of Bivalent Manganese: Antifertility, Antibacterial, An Review in inorganic chemistry 30, (3): 113-13 2.071
16 Clonal propagation of Salvadora persica L. An important medicinal plant of arid zone Journal of Plant Biology 23(3), 277-28 -
17 Role of phytohormones and various nitrogen inorganic and organic nutrients in induction of somatic embryogenesis in cell culture derived from leaflets Biologia plantarum (Springer) 53 (4): 707-71 1.974
18 Critical review on steviol glycosides: Pharmacological, toxicological and therapeutic aspects of high potency zero caloric sweetener International Journal of Pharmacology 13(7): 916-92 0.754
19 Antioxidant activity of heme oxygenase1 in Brassica juncea 1 (L.) Czern. (Indian mustard) under salt stress Turkish Journal of Biology 39: 540-54 .716
20 Molecular characterization of two distinct monopartite begomoviruses infecting tomato in India BMC Virology Journal (BMC ) 7 337-42 2.646
21 Improved Protocol for Somatic Embryogenesis and Calcium Alginate Encapsulation in Anethum graveolens L.: A Medicinal Herb. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology (Springer) 39: 540-54 2.277
22 Nitric oxide mitigates salt induced oxidative stress in Brassica juncea seedlings by regulating ROS metabolism and antioxidant defense system (012345 3BIotech Accepted N/A 2.389
23 In vitro evaluation of mitochondrial-chloroplast sub-cellular localization of Hemeoxygenase1 (HO1) in Glycine max. Protoplasma (Springer) 251(3): 671-5 3.171
24 Critical review on medicinally potent plant species: Gloriosa superba. Fitoterapia (Elsevier) 82 29330 2.527
25 Salt induce oxidative stress and its tolerance mechanism in Plant: Morphological, Biochemical and Molecular Perspective Biotech Today 05: 10-19 -
26 Heme oxygenase-1 (Bjho-1) Functions In modulating antioxidant defence responses against cadmium induced oxidative stress: An In vitro and In vivo comp Journal of international academic research for multidisciplinary 2 (8): 27-44 -
27 Chromatography Analysis for Carotenoids in Maize (Zea mays L.). International Transactions in Applied Sciences 2(1): 117-12 -
28 Assessment of the soil pollution parameters of the various soil----Rajasthan J. of Chemical & Environmental Research 2(3-4) 75-78 -
29 NaCl induced oxidative stress in legume crops of Indian Thar Desert: an insight in the cytoprotective role of HO 1, NO and antioxidants. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants (Springer) 26: 5162 2.016
30 Establishment and characterization of Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni) cell suspension culture: an in vitro approach for production of Steviosides. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum. (Springer) 35(3): 931-93 1.693
31 RAPD analysis, antioxidant study during cell differentiation and standardization of in vitro regeneration protocol of Anethum graveolens: A medicinal Biologia plantarum (Springer) 56 (1): 9-14 1.974
32 Plant growth regulators, adenine sulfate and carbohydrates regulate organogenesis and in vitro flowering of Anethum graveolens Acta Physiologiae Plantarum. (Springer) 33: 30531 1.974
33 Relative production and quantification of stevioside from in-vitro generated shoots, callus, suspension culture and synseeds of stevia rebaudiana (Ber Plant Cell Biotechnology and Molecular Biology 17(3-4): 155-16 -
34 Antioxidant response of Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni) Bertoni (Angiosperms; Asteraceae) during developing phase of suspension cell culture. Plant Science Today 3(2): 115-12 -
35 Heme oxygenase: Enzyme with functional diversity. Journal of Stress Physiology & Biochemistry, 7 (1): 88-94 -
36 Anethum graveolens: An Indian traditional medicinal herb and spice. Pharmacognogy Reviews 4 (7): 190- 1 -
37 Heme oxygenase (HO): an overlooked enzyme of plant metabolism and Defense. Journal of Experimental Botany (JXB, Oxford) 61( 9): 2255- 7.011
38 Evaluation of Heme oxygenase 1 (HO1) in Cd & Ni induced cytotoxicity and cross talk with ROS quenching enzymes in 2-4 leaf stage seedlings of Vigna ra Protoplasma (Springer) 255: 527-54 3.171
39 Enzymatic and non-enzymatic behaviour of Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni) against fluoride induced Stress International Journal of Scientific Research in Knowledge 4(3): 069-07 -
40 Micropropagation of Chlorophytum borivilianum: In vitro Clonal Fidelity Test and Antioxidant Enzymatic Study American Journal of Biology and Life Sciences. 3(2): 36-42 -
41 Investigations on New Revolutionary Fertility Inhibitors 9, 10-Diaminophenenthrene Derivatives of Bivalent Manganese: Antifertility, Antibacterial, An Review in inorganic chemistry (Israel) 30, (3): 113-13 2.071
42 Cd- and Cu-induced phytotoxicity on 23 leaf stage of Cyamopsistetragonoloba and its regulation by nitrate reductase and ROS quenching enzyme. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum (Springer) 42: 120-29 1.693
43 Role of phytohormones and PGRs in micropropagation of Anethum graveolens L. through axillary shoots and evaluation of NaCl effect on growth parameter Vegetos (Springer) 31: 11-19 -
44 Shoot organogenesis and high frequency plant regeneration through callus culture of Azadirachta indica A. juss Plant Cell Biotechnology and Molecular Biology 9 (3&4): 104-10 -
45 Proline biosynthesis and accumulation in plants : a review International transaction. International Transaction 2 (4) 651-66 -
46 Nano-medicine: Emergence of a New Era in Biomedical sciences. Nanotrends: A journal of nanotechnology and its application 5 (2) 1-12 -
47 In Vitro plant regeneration from nodal and shoot tip explants of Salvadora persica L. A Medicinal plant. Botanical products 01: 133-13 -
48 Bioactive potential of proline in modulation of antioxidant metabolism and enhancement of stevioside production in callus cultures of Stevia rebaudian Preslia Journal 92 (8): 104-18 4.305
49 Cadmium Induced Oxidative Stress and Changes in Soluble and Ionically Bound Cell Wall Peroxidase Activities in Seedling and 3-4 Leaf Stage Plants of B Plant Cell Reports (Springer) 27(7): 1261-1 3.071
50 In vitro evaluation of mitochondrial-chloroplast sub-cellular localization of Hemeoxygenase1 (HO1) in Glycine max. Protoplasma (Springer) 251(3): 671-5 3.171
51 Salvadora percisa: A rare drug plant Botanica 52. 194-19 -
52 In vitro biochemical evaluation of cadmium tolerance mechanism in callus and seedlings of Brassica juncea Protoplasma (Springer) 239 (1): 31-38 3.171
53 Evaluation of phytochemical constituents and antibacterial potential of Anethum graveolens: Comparative illustration of the effect of ethanolic extrac Research Journal of Biotechnology. Accepted -- 0.233
54 EsHO 1 mediated mitigation of NaCl induced oxidative stress and correlation between ROS, antioxidants and HO 1 in seedlings of Eruca sativa: Underutil Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants (Springer) 25 (4): 89590 2.016
55 Phytotoxicity and oxidative stress perspective of two selected nanoparticles in Brassica juncea. 3 Biotech (Springer) 6: 244-56 2.389
56 Critical review on medicinally potent plant species: Gloriosa superba. Fitoterapia (Elsevier) 82: 29330 2.527
57 Molecular characterization of two distinct monopartite begomoviruses infecting tomato in India, BMC Virology Journal 7: 337-42 2.646
58 Critical review on Tecomella undulata: A medicinally potent endangered plant species of Indian Thar Desert International Journal of Current Research 4(06), 036-04 -
59 Copper Induced Antioxidative Enzyme Indices in Leaves of Brassica juncea Seedlings. Journal of Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences 15: 1-6 -
60 Nitric oxide (NO) in alleviation of heavy metal induced phytotoxicity and its role in protein nitration. Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry (Elsevier) 32: 1320 3.548
61 Nitric oxide induced Cd tolerance and phytoremediation potential of B. juncea by the modulation of antioxidant defense system and ROS detoxification BioMetals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry and Medicine doi.org/10.1007/s10534-020-00259-9 1-20 2.823
62 Nitric oxide (NO) counteracts cadmium induced cytotoxic processes mediated by reactive oxygen species (ROS) in Brassica juncea: cross-talk between ROS Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry and Medicine 26(2) 255-69 2.823
63 Production, storability and morphogenic response of alginate encapsulated axillary meristems and genetic fidelity evaluation of in vitro regenerated C Industrial Crops and Products (Elsevier) 47: 139-14 4.583
64 Stevioside: A natural sweetener having potential of controlling glucose levels in diabetic patients International Journal of Current Research 4 (4): 83-90. N/A
65 Cadmium Induced Oxidative Stress and Changes in Soluble and Ionically Bound Cell Wall Peroxidase Activities in Seedling and 3-4 Leaf Stage Plants of B Plant Cell Reports (Springer) 27(7): 1261-1 3.071
66 In Vitro culture and plantlet regeneration of economically potent plant species Jatropha Curcus Biochemical and Cellular Archive 6 (2): 165-17 0.03

Published Book/ Book Chapters:

S.No. Title of the Book/ chapter Publisher Vol. Page no.
1 In Vitro Organogenesis: Induction, Regulation and Applications Agrobios Publications, Jodhpur - 16-24
2 Copper as a Biometal: An insight on Transport, Toxicity and Tolerance in Photosynthetic Organisms Nova Science Publishers, New York., USA. - 102-11
3 Applications of Biotechnology (Book) Avishkar Publisher, Jaipur I --
4 Plant Tissue Culture Technology: A Promising Approach for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Resource Utilization. Dudweller Landstr, Germany - 56-64
5 BIOFILMS: Formation, Sustenance and Significance. Lap Lambert Academic, Germany - 24-46
6 Engineered Nanoparticles (ENPs): Synthesis, Applications and Challenges from Environmental Perspective Himanshu Publication Udaipur I 97-110
7 Tissue Culture Technology: A Modern Tool for Biodiversity conservation Avishkar Publisher, Jaipur. - 34-42
8 Production of herbal drugs for curing diabetes Ukaaz Publication, Hyderabad VI 91-104
9 Salvadora persica: A rare plant drug plant of arid zone Ukaaz Publication, Hyderabad, IV 81-89.
10 Phytochrome-Chromophore Biosynthesis and Chloroplast Development: Possible role and regulation of HO (Haemoxygenase). Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY (U.S.A.) II 44-59

Details Fellowships: National/International/Awards:

S.No. Name of Fellowship Funding Agency Host Institute / country
1 BOYSCAST Fellowship DST-SERB University of South Florida
2 INSA International Exchange Fellowship Indian National Science Academy Russian academy of Science, Moscow, Russia
3 Young Scientist Fellowship SERB, New Delhi University of Rajasthan
4 SRF-Extended Council of Scientific & Industrial Research University of Rajasthan
5 Junior Research Fellowship RU University of Rajasthan
6 Y.S. Moorthy Gold Medal Award Indian Botanical Society (IBS) IBS, New Delhi
7 Higher Education Service Award Shekhawati Sanstahn India
8 Research Contribution Award Rajiv Gnadhi Sadbhavana and Gramothan sanstahn Jaipur, India
9 Young Researcher Award for Innovative contribution to Indian Science Academy of Innovative Research New Delhi, India

Other Research Pertaining Activities:

Paper presented in Seminars/Conferences: 44

Seminars/Symposium/ Conferences attended: 15

Overseas international conferences: 4

Member of Advisory Board / Editorial Board of Journals : N/A

Organized Conference/Symposium: 10

Any other relevant information : N/A

Citation indices:

Total Citations: 1640

h-index : (Scopus): 17

h-index : (Google Scholar): 23

i10 index: 38

Orcid ID :0000-0001-5422-3574, https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5422-3574

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Any other relevant information 1992: Attended combined Annual Training Camp (CATC) Junior Division Boys NCC (Army Wing), Chirawa (Raj.) 1993: Qualified NCC A Certificate. 1995: Participated in National Service Scheme (NSS 1995: Attended the Combined Annual Training Camp (CATC) 1996: Participated in the Combined Republic Day Parade 1996: Qualified NCC B Certificate.(1996) 1997: Participated in Annual Traini

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