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Dr. Budhi Sagar Tiwari

Associate Professor

Contact No.:- +91-7930514222
Email:- bstiwari@iar.ac.in

Professional & Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D.: Botany, Banaras Hindu University
  • Post Graduation: Botany, Banaras Hindu University
  • Graduation: Botany (Hons), Banaras Hindu University
  • Work Experience: 25 Years in Research and 4 Years in Teaching


Worked in a number of prominent organisations & institutions in India and overseas such as:

  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • Virginia Tech USA
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

Current Research Interest and Area Working On

  1. Identifying Chloroplastic components involved in the execution of abiotic stress-induced PCD.
  2. Characterizing abiotic stress-induced cellular Nitro-oxidative stress and its role in the regulation of PCD.

Latest Publications

  1. Pandey SS, Singh S, Pathak C, Tiwari BS (2018) “Programmed Cell Death: A Process of Death for Survival”; – How Far Terminology Pertinent for Cell Death in Unicellular Organisms. J Cell Death 11:1179066018790259. doi: 10.1177/1179066018790259
  2. Vivek Ambastha, S.K. Sopory, Budhi Sagar Tiwari, and B.C. Tripathy (2017) Photo-modulation of Chloroplast-Induced Programmed Cell Death in Rice Leaves Mediated by Salinity. Apoptosis 22(1):41-56
  3. Preeti Thagela, Ravindra Kumar Yadav, Vagish Mishra, Anil Dahuja, Altaf Ahmad, Pawan Kumar Singh, Budhi Sagar Tiwari and Gerard Abraham (2017) Salinity-induced inhibition of growth in the aquatic pteridophyte Azolla microphylla primarily involves inhibition of photosynthetic components and signalling molecules as revealed by proteome analysis. Protoplasma 254(1):303-313
  4. Manas Kumar Tripathy, Budhi Sagar Tiwari, Renu Deswal and SK Sopory (2017) Ectopic Expression of PgRab7 influenced growth and enhanced tolerance to salinity and drought stress in Oryza sativa vc Indica. Protoplasma, 254(1):109-124
  5. Vivek Ambastha, Baishnab C. Tripathy and Budhi Sagar Tiwari (2015) Programmed cell death in plants: a chloroplastic connection. Plant Signalling and Behavior 10(2). PMID 25760871
  6. Samer Singh, Vivek Ambastha, Alex Levine, Sudhir K Sopory, Pramod K Yadava and B.C. Tripathy, Budhi Sagar Tiwari. (2015) Anhydrobiosis and Programmed Cell Death: two survival mechanisms in plants. Current Plant Biology 2: 12-20 doi:10.1016/j.cpb.2014.12.001
  7. Vivek Ambastha and Budhi Sagar Tiwari. (2015) Chemistry of Cellular Water and Anhydrobiosis in plants Journal of Plant Growth Regulation. Doi: 10.1007/s00344-015-9497-6

Awards & Achievements

  1. Ramalingaswami Fellow (DBT, India) 2008-2015
  2. Wenner Gren fellow (Sweden) 2006
  3. Panel Member USDA Project evaluation committee 2004 (Panel Head: Prof MB Dickman)
  4. Member: Research Advisory Committee, GFSU, Gandhinagar (2016 – till the date)

Courses Taught at UG / PG / Ph.D.

  • UG: Plant Physiology, Biodiversity, Anatomy & Embryology, Introductory Botany
  • PG: Plant Biotechnology