Smini Varghese, PhD (2019)

Thesis Title: Molecular genetics of Pythium resistance in Z. zerumbet populations.

Lesly Augustine, PhD (2018)

Thesis Title: Expression profiling of phenylpropanoid biosynthetic pathway genes in Zingiber spp. with contrasting response to soft-rot pathogen Pythium.
Current Position:
Assistant Professor
Department of Botany, Sacred Heart College
Thevara, Kochi, Kerala, India

Geethu Elizabath Thomas (Thesis submitted) (2017)

Thesis Title: Genetic Variation and Pathogen (Pythium myiotylum Drechsler) response in Zingiber species with contrasting breeding systems.
Current Position:
Assistant Professor
Department of Botany, St. Thomas College
Thrissur, Kerala, India

Kiran A G, PhD (2016)

Thesis Title: Molecular characterization of incompatible response of Zingiber zerumbet Smith to the soft rot pathogen Pythium myriotylum Drechsler.
Current Position:
Plant Biotechnology, Kerala Agricultural University
Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Mariet Jose, PhD (2015)

Thesis Title: DNA fingerprinting and discrimination of the traditional medicinal rice 'Njavara' from other traditional rice strains.

Dinesh Raj R, PhD (2014)

Thesis Title: Genetic structure of cultivated rice (Oryza sativa L.) and its progenitor Oryza rufipogon Griff. in India.

P G Kavitha, PhD (2008)

Thesis Title: Genetic variation in wild gingers (Zingiberaceae) for resistance to Pythium infection and analysis of differentially expressed transcripts in hosts with different levels of pathogen response.
Current Position:
Senior Research Scientist A
Jubilant Biosis, Bangalore, India.

R Aswati Nair, PhD (2006)

Thesis Title: Resistance gene candidates from Zingiber spp.: Isolation, characterization and expression analysis.
Current Position:
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Central University of Kerala (CUK), Kasaragode,Kerala

Sreejayan , PhD (2006)

Thesis Title: Molecular characterization and varietal identification in 'njavara', a traditional medicinal rice (Oryza sativa L.) in Kerala, India.
Current Position:
Field Application Scientist
Ion Torrent Systems, Life Technologies, Bangalore - 560 066, India.

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