Om Prakash

Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Plant and Environmental Sciences Department

Office: 202C BRC Building , 105 Collings Street


 Educational Background

MSc Plant Physiology
Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India 2019


PhD student working with Dr. Sruthi Narayanan on identifying the molecular markers associated with root traits for improving the performance of cotton. I am also a member of the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB).

 Research Interests

My research interests are exploring the genetic, physiological and ecological basis of plant adaptations in different stresses like drought and heat to improve crop performance. Further, I am interested in learning and applying the various omics tools in research.


Barman, D., Ghimire, O. P., Chinnusamy, V., Kumar, R. R., & Arora, A. (2019). Amelioration of heat stress during a reproductive stage in rice by melatonin. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 89(7), 91-96.
Santosh Kumar, V. V., Yadav, S. K., Verma, R. K., Shrivastava, S., Ghimire, O., Pushkar, S., ... & Chinnusamy, V. (2021). The abscisic acid receptor OsPYL6 confers drought tolerance to indica rice through dehydration avoidance and tolerance mechanisms. Journal of Experimental Botany, 72(4), 1411-1431.
Kumar, R., HARIKRISHNA, H., Ghimire, O. P., Barman, D., Chinnusamy, V., Singh, P. K., ... & Arora, A. (2021). Stay-green trait ameliorates combined heat and drought stress in wheat. The Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 91(4).
Kumar, R., Barman, D., Ghimire, O. P., Gurumurthy, S., Singh, P. K., Chinnusamy, V., ... & Arora, A. (2021). Stay-green trait serves as yield stability attribute under combined heat and drought stress in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Plant Growth Regulation, 1-12.