Debee Prasad Sahoo

Assistant Professor

Dr. Debee Prasad Sahoo received his PhD degree in Life Science from Assam University Silchar. He carried out his PhD research work at Dept. of Biosciences and Bioengineering, IIT Guwahati. After obtaining PhD, he was awarded with National Postdoctoral Fellowship (NPDF) by Science and Engineering Research Board, Govt. of India to carry out research work at Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar. Later, he moved to Mexico to work at Instituto de Biotecnologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico as a Postdoctoral Researcher. His main research interest lies on plant molecular biology focused on the study of genetic, epigenetic, and metabolic regulatory networks involved in plant development and stress responses with applied approaches in crop science aiming to accelerate crop improvement for better yield and stress tolerance. Apart from research, he is involved in teaching MSc and B.Tech-M.Tech Biotechnology students.

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Educational Qualification

Awards & Honours
2019 DGAPA-UNAM Postdoctoral Fellowship 2016 National Postdoctoral Fellowship (NPDF) by SERB, Govt. of India 2010 GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) in Biotechnology

Outreach Activity
Serving as reviewer in Planta (Springer Nature), PeerJ - Life and Environment
Journals/Conferences :
1. García-Gómez, M. L., Reyes-Hernández, B. J., Sahoo, D. P., Napsucialy-Mendivil, S., Quintana-Armas, A. X., Pedroza-García, J. A., ... & Dubrovsky, J. G. (2022). A mutation in THREONINE SYNTHASE 1 uncouples proliferation and transition domains of the root apical meristem: experimental evidence and in silico proposed mechanism. Development, 149(21), dev200899.
2. Sahoo, D. P., Van Winkle, L. J., Díaz de la Garza, R. I., & Dubrovsky, J. G. (2021). Interkingdom comparison of threonine metabolism for stem cell maintenance in plants and animals. Frontiers in cell and developmental biology, 9, 672545.
3. Kshetrimayum, E., Sahoo, D. P., Mitra, J., & Panda, S. K. (2017). Regulation of seed germination and the role of aquaporins under abiotic stress. International Journal of Environment, Agriculture and Biotechnology, 2(2), 238710.
4. Sahoo, D. P., Kumar, S., Mishra, S., Kobayashi, Y., Panda, S. K., & Sahoo, L. (2016). Enhanced salinity tolerance in transgenic mungbean overexpressing Arabidopsis antiporter (NHX1) gene. Molecular Breeding, 36, 1-15.
5. Mishra, S., Behura, R., Awasthi, J. P., Dey, M., Sahoo, D., Das Bhowmik, S. S., ... & Sahoo, L. (2014). Ectopic overexpression of a mungbean vacuolar Na+/H+ antiporter gene (VrNHX1) leads to increased salinity stress tolerance in transgenic Vigna unguiculata L. Walp. Molecular breeding, 34, 1345-1359.
6. Paul, A., Bakshi, S., Sahoo, D. P., Kalita, M. C., & Sahoo, L. (2012). Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation of Pogostemon cablin (Blanco) Benth. using leaf explants: bactericidal effect of leaf extracts and counteracting strategies. Applied biochemistry and biotechnology, 166, 1871-1895.
7. Sahoo, D. P., Samantrai, D., & Rout, G. R. (2011). Rapid clonal propagation of Saccharum officinarum L. Vars. CO-6907 and CO-86249 and to assess the genetic uniformity through molecular markers. Plant Biosystems-An International Journal Dealing with all Aspects of Plant Biology, 145(2), 445-451.
8. Sahoo, D. P., Rout, G. R., Das, S., Aparajita, S., & Mahapatra, A. K. (2011). Genotypic variability and correlation studies in pod and seed characteristics of Pongamia pinnata (L.) Pierre in Orissa, India. International Journal of Forestry Research, 2011.
9. Sahoo, D. P., Aparajita, S., & Rout, G. R. (2010). Inter and intra-population variability of Pongamia pinnata: a bioenergy legume tree. Plant Systematics and Evolution, 285, 121-125.

Books :
1. Sahoo, D. P. (2021). Recent Advancements in MIGS Toward Gene Silencing Studies in Plants. RNA-Based Technologies for Functional Genomics in Plants, 31-41.
2. Behura, R., Kumar, S., Saha, B., Panda, M. K., Dey, M., Sadhukhan, A., ... & Sahoo, L. (2015). Cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.]. Agrobacterium Protocols: Volume 1, 255-264.