Editorial Board Member: Journal of Agricultural Biotechnology & Crop Improvement: Open Access

Dr. Arup Kumar Mukherjee

Principal Scientist
ICAR-National Rice Research Institute
Cuttack, India
Visiting Scientist
Department of Biology, IIT, Technion,
Haifa, Israel


Dr. Mukherjee is a Principal Scientist at Division of Crop Protection, ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Odisha, India. He has completed his Ph. D. and Post Doc in Plant Biotechnology. Before joing ICAR-NRRI, he has worked as DBT Post Doctoral Fellow at NRC on Plant Biotechnology, IARI, New Delhi from, Scientist, Biotechnology at Regional Plant Resource Centre, Govt. of Odisha, Bhubaneswar, Visiting Scientist/DBT Overseas Associate at the Department of Biology, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, Senior Scientist, Plant Pathology at ICAR-Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur.

He has published 97 Research articles, 6 Newsletters, 2 Books, 5 Technical Bulletins, 24 Book Chapters/Training Manual, 20 Symposium papers/Abstracts, 6 Review articles, 41 Gen Bank (NCBI Submission), 14 culture deposition in IMTECH, Chandigarh. He has h-index 17, i10-index 33 with more than 888 citations in international literature. He has developed 2 products and 1 patent. 8 scholars have been awarded with Ph.D under his guidance.Recently he has elected as Zonal President (Eastern Zone) (2020) of Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi and member of many repute associations/organizations.

Area of Specialization:

Plant Pathology (Marker Assisted Breeding, Host-pathogen interaction, Biocontrol of Crop Diseases, Molecular diagnostic of crop diseases, Genetic diversity of Plant pathogens).