Dr. Shasmita

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Dr. Shasmita is currently serving as Guest Faculty in the Department of Botany, Ravenshaw University. Her area of specialization is Plant Pathology, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. She has completed her Ph.D. in 2020 from the Department of Botany, Ravenshaw University. Her doctoral thesis is focused on induction of defense against Sheath blight and Bacterial blight diseases of rice. Apart from her thesis work, she has also worked on plant tissue culture of medicinal plants. She has published 8 research papers in reputed and peer reviewed Journals and has actively participated in 7 National & International conferences/ Workshops. She was Gold Medalist in Botany in both U.G. and P.G., Botany, Ravenshaw University. She has qualified CSIR-UGC Net and GATE in Life Sciences. She has availed DST INSPIRE Fellowship from 2015-2020 for pursuing her Ph.D work. She has received 2nd prize in Poster Presentation at National Conference on Emerging Trends in Plant Science Research (ETPSR 2020) and Prof. Prana Krushna Parija P.G. Merit Scholarship (2012).