Dr. Deepali Singh

Assistant Professor

University School Of BioTechnology
PhD, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi
Genomics, Plant Molecular Biology, Virology



Dr. Deepali Singh is Assistant Professor in the School of Biotechnology at Gautam Buddha University. She did her Master's in Biochemistry (with minor in Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering) from G.B. Pant University, Pantnagar, Uttrakhand. She completed her PhD. from the University of Delhi South-Campus in 2005. Her Post Doctoral Research was at The Ohio State University, Ohio, USA from 2006-2010. 

Her research interests lie in understanding the role of small RNAs in host-pathogen interaction and Genome engineering for biotic stress resistance. She welcomes inquiries regarding Ph.D. and Post Doctoral positions in her group.


Academic Training:

2006- 2010: Post Doctoral Fellow at The Ohio State University, Ohio, USA.

2000-2005: Ph.D. at University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi.

1997-1999: Master in Biochemistry, G.B. Pant University, Pantnagar, Uttrakhand.

Academic Position:

2010- till date: Assistant Professor of Biotechnology, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, U.P.

Teaching areas: Plant Biotechnology,  Virology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Genetics, Recombinant DNA Technology

Research Interests:

My group utilizes genomics and genome editing tools to engineer plants for improved stress tolerance. We are specifically interested in understanding the role and movement of small RNAs during host-pathogen interaction and their roles in gene regulation. We are interested in exploiting non-host and susceptibility genes towards developing biotic stress-resistant crops. We are also identifying novel RNAs/genes and their functional roles towards stress regulation and applications in agriculture.

Extramural Research Funding:

DST-SERB: Tissue-specific suppression of susceptibility genes for wilt disease resistance in eggplant. (PI)

• DBT-BIRAC: Development of Isothermal-PCR based rapid and portable coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) detection kit. (Co-PI)

• DBT-BioCaRe: Host induced gene silencing (HIGS) of key pathogenicity factors in Verticillium dahliae to enhance resistance in eggplant against wilt disease. (PI).

• DBT-RGYI: Investigations on the role of Hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx) in cancer stem cell-mediated initiation and progression of hepatocellular carcinoma. (Co-PI)