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Dr. Puli Chandra Obul Reddy

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Dr. Puli Chandra Obul Reddy

(DST-DAAD (PPP) Fellow,IPK, Germany; Raman Postdoctoral Fellow, OSU, USA)

Professor

M.Sc., Ph.D
Department of Botany
Yogi Vemana University
Kadapa-516005
Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Qualification

Ph.D. (2005) - Department of Botany, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapuramu, India.

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Teaching Experience
• Professor, Department of Botany, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India since 27th June, 2022 to till date.
• Associate Professor, Department of Botany, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India since 27th June, 2019 to 26th June, 2022.
• Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India since 27th June, 2007 to 26th June 2019.

Postdoctoral Experience
• UGC-Raman postdoctoral Fellow Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oklahoma State University, USA with Prof. Ramanjulu Sunkar for a period 5th December, 2014 to 5th December, 2015.
• Recipient of Research Associate Fellowship from DBT sponsored project“ Oxidative Stress ESTs in pearl millet” in association with Dr. M.K.Reddy, Plant Molecular group, ICGEB, New Delhi. September 2005 – June 2006.
• Recipient of DST-DAAD Fellow (German Academic Exchange Services)-PPP (Project based Personnel exchange Programme)-2002” in a project sanctioned to Prof. Chinta Sudhakar, entitled “Expression of stress genes in Barley: A Proteomics Approach” in association with Dr. Hans-Peter Mock, Group leader, Applied Biochemistry group, Institute of Plant Genetic and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Germany twice. 4-12-2002 to 25-2-2003 and 14-12-2003 to4-3-2004.

Administrative Experience

1. Member, Committee, to obtain duty exemption DSIR Certificate, to Yogi Vemana University.
2. Member, for preparation and submission of documents for 2f and 12b of UGC to Yogi Vemana University.
3. Member, Central Purchase Committee, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa.
4. Member, YVU Library Committee.
5. Co-ordinator/Head Department of Botany, Yogi Vemana University,Kadapa.
6. Co-ordinator, YVU Botanical Garden, Yogi Vemana University,Kadapa.
7. Co-ordinator, YVU Consultancy Services, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa.
8. Additional Controller of Examination, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa.
9. University Coordinator, Sodhganga INFLIBNET, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa.
10. Nodal Officer, National Academic Depository (NAD), Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa.
11. Chairman, Board of Studies (BOS), Department of Botany, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa.
12. Chairman, Board of Studies (BOS), Department of Psychology,Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa.
13. Convener, UG Board for Agriculture.
14. Currently Director, Research and Development, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa.

Research Projects

Completed

“Physiological and Molecular Basis of Drought Tolerance in Landraces of Foxtail Millet (Setaria italic L.) : Mapping Population Development, Evaluation and QTL Identification” Sponsored by DST-SERB, New Delhi (No: CRG/2018/003280 dated 30th May, 2019) as a Co-Principle Investigator. Total Project Outlay: Rs.51.89 Lakhs. Duration: 2019-2020 to 2021-22 (3 Years).

Ongoing

• Development of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) transgenics carrying HD-START and DREB1F transcription factors for improved abiotic stress tolerane. Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (C.S.I.R), Govt. of India, New Delhi. 2009-2012. Budget: Rs.20,00,000/- (Letter No. 38(1212)/09/EMR-II. Dated: 4th March, 2009) as a Principle Investigator.
• Phytoremediation of Uranium enriched soils: Molecular, Biochemical and Transgenic approach Department of Biotechnology (D.B.T), Govt. of India, New Delhi 2009-2012. Budget: Rs.25,00,000/- (Letter No. BT/PR-10531/BCE/08/660/2008. Dated: 26thJune, 2009) as a Principle Investigator.
• Development of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea, L.) transgenics carrying HD-START transcription factor for improved drought stress tolerance. Department of Science and Technology (D.S.T), Govt. of India, New Delhi2009-2012. Budget: Rs.26,60,000/- (Letter No. SR/SO/PS-62/08. Dated: 27thSeptember, 2009) as a Principle Investigator.
• Identification of drought responsive microRNAs in groundnut (Arachis hypogaeaL.) using drought tolerant and drought sensitive groundnut genotypes. UGC, New Delhi, In the form of Raman Postdoctoral Fellowship. 2014-2015 Budeget: Rs.22.86 Lakhs.
• Molecular Tagging of Tobacco Streak Virus gene: Screening Sunflower for Resistance to Tobacco Streak Virus and Mapping the TSV Resistance Gene Vibha Agrotech, Ltd, Hyderabad-2009-2011 Budget: Rs.5,00,000/- (Letter No. Nil. Dated: 7thApril, 2009) as a Principle Investigator.
• Molecular tagging of stress tolerant small millet varieties and development of genetic and genomic resources for molecular breedingAgri Science Project, Yogi Vemana University2010-2012. Budget: Rs.2,50,000/- (Letter No. Nil. Dated: 30thDecember, 2010) (API: 10.0) as a Principle Investigator.
• Screening of small millets for abiotic stress tolerance: A physiological approach, Agri Science Project, Yogi Vemana University2010-2012. Budget: Rs.1,50,000/- (Letter No. Nil. Dated: 30thDecember, 2010) as a Principle Investigator.

Research Students

Ph.D Awarded: 04

1. Sravani Kunduru (Full time Ph.D., 2014)- Phytoremediation of Uranium: Physiological, Biochemical, Molecular and Transgenic Approach., working in USA.
2. Varakumar Panditi (Full time Ph.D., 2015)- Drought stress tolerance in ground nut (Arachis hypogaea): Physiological, Biochemical and Transgenic Approach working for Andhra Pradesh Government.
3. Krishna Kumar Guduru (Full time Ph.D., 2018)- Screening of Indica Rice genotypes for nitrogen Use Efficiency and Development of Transgenic Rice for Higher Nitrogen Use Efficiency working as Assistant Professor, Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University.
4. Suresh Raju K (Full time Ph.D., 2022)- Elucidating the Role of Selective Endophytic Bacteria in Drought Tolerance and Phytoremediation of Uranium in non-host Plants working for a corporate educational institute.

Ph.D Pursuing: 04

1. Mr K.T.Preetham Naik working on Metagenomics insights into the microbial diversity in Uranium contaminated mine tailings, Rhizosphere colonizing plants and their role in bioremediation of Uranium.
2. Ms.Y.Naga Rathnamma working on Analysis of rhizosphere microbiome of selected mangrove plants and their role in Abiotic stress tolerance of crop plants.
3. Mr Bolupalli Siva working on Role of selective endophytic bacteria in biotic stress tolerance of selective vegetable crops.
4. Mrs. Shajida Shaik working on Role of endophytic fungi on salt tolerance of crop plants.

Achievements / Awards : 01

• UGC-Raman postdoctoral Fellow Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oklahoma State University, USA for a period of one year.
• Institutional Bio-safety committee member (IBSC), Yogi Vemana University,Kadapa.
• Institutional Bio-safety committee member (IBSC), Sri Krishnadevaraya University,Kadapa.
• Qualified Radio Safety Officer Certificate ( BARC,Mumbai) .
• Recipient of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Best Teacher Award, 2021 from Society for Learning Technologies, Vijayawada.
• Recipient of DST-DAAD Fellow (German Academic Exchange Services)-PPP (Project based Personnel exchange Programme)-2002” in a project sanctioned to Prof. Chinta Sudhakar, entitled “Expression of stress genes in Barley: A Proteomics Approach” in association with Dr. Hans-Peter Mock, Group leader, Applied Biochemistry group, Institute of Plant Genetic and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Germany twice. 4-12-2002 to 25-2-2003 and 14-12-2003 to4-3-2004.

Research Publications in National & International SCI Journals : 41

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Large Scale GenBank Submissions : 4000 Numbers
Number of Book Chapters (National / International) : 13
Number of Books Published (National / International) : 01
Number of Patents : 03 (National)
Number of Conference / Symposia Organized : 06
Number of Conference / Symposia Attended : 45
Membership in Prestigious Academic Bodies

• Life Member, Society for Applied Biotechnology (SAB) - (Membership Number LM-97) from June, 2014.
• Life Member, Asian PGPR Society of Sustainable Agriculture (USA EIN : 47-4803807 & Alabama, UA : 1309/490) April, 2016.
• Fellow, Society for Applied Biotechnology for the Year 2016.
• Life Associate Fellow of A. P. Akademi of Sciences, Amaravathi, Andhra Pradesh (No. 404 dated 17thOctober, 2017).

Reviewed Research Papers of Various Scientific Journals

• PLOSONE.
• Ecological Indicators.
• Nature Scientific Reports. Frontiers in Plant Science.
• Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety.
• Journal of Biosciences.
• Indian Journal of Plant Physiology.
• Plant Physiology Reports (INPP) .
• 3BIOTECH.
• Indian Journal of Experimental Biology.
• Plant Cell Biotechnology and Molecular Biology.
• Regional Studies in Marine Science.
• Current Trends in Biotechnology and Pharma.

Ph.D. Thesis Adjudication

Ph.D thesis submitted to various Universities like Osmania University, Hyderabad; Kuvempu University, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur etc., were adjudicated.

• Phytoremediation.
• Plant Biotechnology.
• Crop improvement.

 
  • Prof. PULI CHANDRA OBUL REDDY
    Professor
    Department of BOTANY
    Yogi Vemana University
    Kadapa – 516 005
    Andhra Pradesh, India

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    pcoreddy@yvu.edu.in

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