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Ph.D (1980-1986): Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
M. Sc. (1973) Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.




1.    Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, 2001-2011
2.    Associate professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India1994-2001.
3.    Assistant Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India1987-1994.
4.    Postdoctoral Fellow, Departments of Physiological Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 1981-1983.
5.    Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Horticulture, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, 1984-1987.
6.    Lecturer in Botany, Parlakhemundi and Khallikote College, Ganjam, Orissa 1980-1981.
7.    PhD student, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1976-1980.
8.    Research Fellow Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, 1974-1976.

       Area of Research

Chloroplast Biogenesis; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plant Pigments. Protein Targeting into Chloroplasts, Photodynamic Herbicides, Plant Stress Biotechnology.


Research Projects

    1.    Utilization of Transgenic Plants for the analysis of Chlorophyll biosynthesis pathway and Ca2+-signalling to exogenous factors, DBT, 2002 - 2005.

    Gene Expression and Protein Targeting of Enzymes Involved in the Greening Process in Response to Chill-Stress and Heat-Stress in Crop Plants, DBT, 2002-2005.

    Regulation of chlorophyll biosynthesis in higher plants. DST 2005-2007.

    Regulation of chloroplast development by envelope membrane.  CSIR 2004-2007.


      Awards and Honours

  • Fellow, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi
  • Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad
  • Fellow, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences
  • Received Samant Chandrasekhar Award for outstanding contribution to Science 2000
  • Rockefeller Biotechnology Career Award 1990-1993
  • NASA/NRC Fellowship 1993
  • Editor, Korean Journal of Horticultural Sciences
  • Co-Principal Scientist PESTO NASA Space Biology Program NASA
  • Served as reviewers of several intenational journals, i.e., Plant Cell, Plant Physiology, Trends in Plant Science, Analytical Biochemistry, Plant Science, Phytochemistry, Pesticide Physiology and Biochemistry etc.

      Membership of Professional Societies

  1. American Society of Plant Physiologists.

  2. Indian Society of weed science.

  3. Indian Photobiology Society.

  4. Indian Society of Cell Biology.

  5. Indian Society for Plat Physiology.

  6. Society for Plant Physiology and Biochemistry.


      Select Publications

  1. Mohanty, S., Grimm B. and Tripathy, B.C. (2005) Light and Dark Modulation of Chlorophyll Biosynthetic Genes in Response to Temperature.  Planta (in press).

  2. Stutte G. W., Monje, O., Goins, G. D. and Tripathy, BC (2005) Microgravity effects on thylakoid, single leaf and whole canopy photosynthesis of dwarf wheat.  Planta 14: 1-11.

  3. Pattanayak, G. K., Biswal, A. K., Reddy, V. S., and Tripathy, B.C., (2005). Light-dependent regulation of chlorophyll b biosynthesis in chlorophyllide a oxygenase (CAO) overexpressing tobacco plants. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 326: 466-471.

  4. Sood, S., Gupta, V., and Tripathy, B.C., (2005). Photoregulation of the greening process of wheat seedlings grown in red light. Plant Mol. Biol. (In Press).

  5. Sood, S., Tyagi, A. K. and Tripathy, B. C., (2004). Inhibition of Photosystem I and Photosystem II in wheat seedlings with their root-shoot transition zones exposed to red light. Photosynth. Res. 81: 31-40.

  6. Tripathy B. C., Mohapatra, A. and Pattanayak G. K. (2004).Subplastidic distribution of chlorophyll biosynthetic intermediates and characterization of protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase C. in Agricultural applications in green chemistry (W M. Nelson ed, ACS ss 887.) American Chemical Society, Washington DC pp 117-128.

  7. Mohapatra, A., and Tripathy, B.C., (2003). Developmental changes in sub-plastidic distribution of chlorophyll biosynthetic intermediates in cucumber (Cucumis sativus  L.). J Plant Physiol. 160: 9-15.

  8. Tripathy, B.C. and Mohanty, P. (1980).Zinc inhibition of electron transport in isolated chloroplasts. Plant Physiol. 66: 1174‑1179.

  9. Tripathy, B.C. and Chakraborty, N. (1991).5‑Aminolevulinic acid induced photodynamic damage of the photosynthetic electron transport chain of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L) Cotyledons.  Plant Physiol.  96: 761‑767.

  10. Chakraborty, N. and Tripathy, B.C. (1992).Involvement of singlet oxygen inphotodynamicdamage of isolated chloroplasts of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) cotyledons.Plant Physiol.  98: 7‑11.

  11. Hukmani, P. and Tripathy, B. C. (1992).Spectrofluotrometri estimation of intermediates of chlorophyll biosynthesis: Protoporphyrin IX, Mg‑Protoporphyrin and Protochlorophyllide.Anal. Biochem.  205: 251‑256. 

  12. Hukmani, P. and Tripathy, B. C. (1994).Chlorophyll biosynthetic reactions during senescence of excised barley (Hordeum vulgare L. cv IB 65) leaves.  Plant Physiol.  105: 1295-1300.

  13. Tewari A. K. and Tripathy B. C. (1998).Temperature-stress-induced impairment of chlorophyll biosynthetic reactions in cucumber (cucumis sativus L) and wheat (Triticum aestivum l).  Plant Physiol.  117: 851-858.

  14. Tewari A. K. and Tripathy B. C. (1999).Acclimation of chlorophyll biosynthetic reactions to temperature stress in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L) Planta 208: 431-437. 

  15. Manohara, M. S. and Tripathy, B. C. (2000).Regulation of protoporphyrin IX biosynthesis by intraplastidic compartmentalization and adenosine triphosphate.  Planta 212: 52-59.

  16. Pattanayak, G and Tripathy, B. C. (2002).Catalytic Function of a Novel Protein Protochlorophyllide Oxidoreductase C of Arabidopsis thaliana.  Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 291: 921-924.

  17. Mohapatra A and Tripathy, B.C. (2002).Detection of protoporphyrin IX in envelope membranes of pea chloroplasts.  Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 299: 751-754.

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