Dr. Priyanka Sharma

  • M.Sc. (Hons. School) in Botany, Ph.D in Botany (spz: Plant Physiology, Plant Stress Management, Plant Molecular Biology, Secondary Metabolites, and Biochemistry)
Teaching 14 years
Research 14 years
Career Highlights

Professional Experience

  • Appointed as External Examiner for undergraduate and post-graduate course of Biotechnology by Savitribai Phule Pune University
  • Appointed Examiner for the Central Assessment Programme (CAP) by the Savitribai Phule Pune University.
  • Appointed as Paper-Setters and Moderators for course of Biotechnology by Savitribai Phule Pune University.
  • Member of NAAC criterion III Research, Innovations and Extension at college level


  • Postdoctoral Fellowships (2009-20012): UGC-Dr. D.S. Kothari Post Doctoral Fellow (From 6th Jan, 2009 to Jan 2012) at Department of Biotechnology, University of Pune, Pune, India, with mentor of Prof. W.N. Gade.
  • DBT BioCARe Scientist (2012—September, 2015) Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi awarded a 40.6 Lakh Project under BioCARe Scheme at Dept. of Biotechnology, SPPU, Pune, India, with mentor of Prof. W.N. Gade for the implementation of project entitled “Anti-inflammatory and Apoptosis –promoting activities of Brassinosteroids isolated from medicinal plant
  • Elected by Pearl Foundation, A foundation for Educational Excellence, Bangalore & Madurai, India for the “Best Women Young Scientist Award” in Biotechnology for the year 2020.
  • Elected as Fellow of Young Academy of India (2021)
  • Board of Member for Current Indian Science, Bentham Science

List of Extramural Projects

  • Department of Biotechnology (DBT), New Delhi under BioCARe-Women Scientist Scheme sanctioned a project entitled “Anti-inflammatory and Apoptosis-promoting activities of Brassinosteroids isolated from medicinal plant” for 3.6 years (March, 2012 to September, 2015). Total Cost of Project: Rs. 40,61,550/-

Membership of Societies and other academic bodies

  • Member, Aagaaz- Earth & Resources Care Group, Amritsar
  • Member, International Journal “Bioscience Reporter” (Journal of Current Bioscience)
  • Member of The Indian Botanical Society
  • Editorial Member for International Journal House Bentham Science: Current Indian Science


  • Acta Physiologiae Plantarum - Springer
  • Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety - Journal - Elsevier
  • International Journal of Green Pharmacy
  • Journal of Hazardous Materials –Elsevier
  • Natural Products Journal
  • Journal of Plant Growth Regulators
  • BMC Plant Biology

LSM software learned:

  • Moodle LSM: Hands on Training full FDP
  • The BodhiTree and SAFE Tools for Effective Online Teaching: A Hands On Workshop organised by the Teaching Learning Centre (ICT) at IIT Bombay,



  • Organized one day workshop on “Advanced Techniques in Chromatography” under board of Students' Development programme of SPPU for undergraduate students on 27th January 2020.
  • Organised two days International Conference on “Biotechnology: Perspective & Challenges” under SPPU Quality Improvement Program on 14th -15th February, 2020



Book Published

  • A Text Book on Bioanalytical Techniques published (SY B.Sc Biotechnology as per CBCS SPPU Syllabus) ISBN: 978-93-90506-231; Nirali Publication.

Research Papers/Review Articles/Book Chapters

  • Sharma, P. and Bhardwaj, R. (2007). Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 29(3): 259-263. IF: 2.28
  • Sharma, P., Bhardwaj, R., Arora, N. and Arora, H.K. (2007). Brazilan Journal of Plant Physiology. 19: 203-210. IF: 1.12
  • Sharma, P. and Bhardwaj, R. (2007). General and Applied Plant Physiology 33: 59-73.
  • Bhardwaj, R. Sharma, P., Arora, H.K. and Arora, N. (2008). Canadian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences. 2(1): 149-154. IF 2,
  • Sharma, P., Bhardwaj, R., Arora, N., and Arora, H.K. and Kumar, A. (2008). Biologia Plantarum. 52(4): 767-770. Impact factor 1.8
  • Arora, N., Bhardwaj, R., Sharma, P. and Arora, H.K. (2008). Acta Physiologiae Plantarum. 30(6): 833-839. Imact factor: 1.5, Citations: 23; IF: 2.28
  • Arora, N., Bhardwaj, R., Sharma, P. and Arora, H.K. (2008). Brazilian Journal of Plant Physiology. 20(2): 153-157. Impact factor: 1.12
  • Arora, N., Bhardwaj, R., Sharma, P and Arora, H.K. (2008) Canadian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences. 2(3):503-509, Impact factor: 2.6; Citations: 9; ISSN 1715-9997, UGC no: 48
  • Bhardwaj, R. Sharma, P., Arora, N. and Arora, H.K. (2011). International Journal of Environment and Waste Management.10. 8(1-2): 114-122 Impact Factor: 1.06.
  • Kanwar, M.K., Bhardwaj, R., Arora, P., Chowdhary, S.P., Sharma, P. and Subodh Kumar (2012). Chemosphere.86(1): 41-49 Impact Factor: 7.01 Citations 10; ISSN: 0045-6535, UGC no: 434
  • Mukesh Kumar Kanwar, Renu Bhardwaj, Sikandar Pal Chowdhary, Priya Arora, Priyanka Sharma and Subodh Kumar (2013). Acta Physiol Plant. (35): 1351-1362 IF: 2.2812.12.
  • Sharma,P*., Anil K., and Bhardwaj, R. (2016). Environmental and Experimental Botany. 122, 1–9 Impact Factor: 5.5
  • Tripathi, S. and Sharma, P.* (2015). International Journal of Science and Research. 4(4): 2738-2743. Impact Factor 4.4.;
  • Khajuria, A. Bali, S., Sharma, P., Kaur, R., Jasrotia, S., Saini, P., Ohri, P and Bhardwaj, R. (2019). In: Reactive Oxygen, Nitrogen and Sulfur Species in Plants: Production, Metabolism, Signaling and Defense Mechanisms, Hoboken NJ, USA, Wily Publisher.
  • Sharma, P., Sharma, P., Arora, P., Verma, V., Khanna, K., Saini, P. and Bhardwaj, R. (2019). In: Plant Signaling Molecules: Role and Regulation Under Stressful Environments. 141-156. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-816451-8.00008-3. © 2019 Elsevier Inc.
  • Khanna, K., Sharma, P., Kapoor, D., Bakshi, P., Sharma,P., Saini, P., Ohri,P., Mir, B.A., Kaur, R and Bhardwaj R. (2020). In: Plant Ecophysiology and Adaptation under Climate Change: Mechanisms and Perspectives I - General Consequences and Plant Responses, Vol 1, Edited, Dr. Mirza Hasanuzzaman. ISBN 978-981-15-2155-3, Springer Nature.
  • Singh, A.D., Sharma, P., Kohli, S.K., Kumar, P., Singh, R., Arora, P., Sharma, P., Kaur, R., Sharma, A. and Bhardwaj, R. (2020). In: Cellular and Molecular Phytotoxicity of Heavy Metals. ISBN 978-3-030-45975-8, Springer Nature.
  • Dhiman, S., Bakshi, P. Kapoor, N., Sharma, P., Kohli, S.K., Mir, B.A. and Bhardwaj. R. (2020). In: Plant Responses to Nanomaterials: Recent Interventions, and Physiological and Biochemical Responses. VIII, 302 p. ISBN 978-3-030-36739-8. Springer Nature
  • Khanna, K., Kohli, S.K., Sharma, P., Kaur, J., Singh, A.D., Sharma, N., Ohri P. and Bhardwaj, R. (2021). Antioxidant Potential of Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) in Agricultural Crops Infected with Root-Knot Nematodes. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-1350-0_16.
  • Bala, N., Sharma, P., Kumari, A., Singh, N., Bhardwaj, R., Nagpal, A.K. and Katnoria. J.K. (2021). In: Abiotic Stress and Legumes. Academic Press, pp. 81-91, ISBN 9780128153550, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-815355-0.00006-0.
  • Kapoor, D., Sharma, P., Arora, U., Gautam, V., Bhardwaj, S., Atri, P., Sharma, N., Ohri, P. and Bhardwaj, R. (2022). Molecular Approaches to Potassium Uptake and Cellular Homeostasis in Plants under Abiotic Stress. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-4461-0_3
  • Sharma A, Kapoor D, Gautam S, Landi M, Kandhol N, Araniti F, Ramakrishnan M, Satish L, Singh VP, Sharma P, Bhardwaj R, Tripathi DK, Zheng B. (2022). Heavy metal induced regulation of plant biology: Recent insights. Physiologia Plantarum 25:e13688. doi: 10.1111/ppl.13688. Impact Factor: 4.5