Mrunmay Kumar Giri

Assistant Professor

Mrunmay Kumar Giri has six years of experience in teaching and research after PhD. Throughout his academic career, he received many scholarships to continue his study. He holds a master’s degree in Biotechnology from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. He loves to teach the concepts of molecular biology, genetic engineering, genomics and proteomics and plant biotechnology. He received his PhD in life sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and went to University of North Texas, USA for three years to pursue his postdoctoral research career. In KIIT School of Biotechnology, his lab mainly focuses on understanding the molecular mechanism of plant disease defense. He uses Arabidopsis and pear millet plant models to decipher the role of different transcription factors in regulating plant defense signaling against biotic stress. Recently, he also started working on identification of bioactive compounds from endogenous medicinal plants of Odisha having anticancer activity against breast cancer.

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