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Dr. Sayanti Mandal

Dr. Sayanti Mandal

Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry


Dr. Sayanti Mandal is presently serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Sharda University. She is currently fuelling her passion for teaching Biochemistry to the undergraduate and post graduate students. 
She formerly served as Assistant Professor of Biotechnology at Dr. D.Y. Patil ACS College, Pune and Institute of Bioinformatics & Biotechnology (Now merged with department of Biotechnology), Pune University and fulfilled the duties of multiple administrative positions.
She holds a bachelor degree in Botany (Hons.) and postgraduate degree in Biochemistry from Banaras Hindu University. After post-graduating she perused her research from University of Delhi (Genetics), in the area of host-plant interaction and resistance. Her work was centred on plant pathogen interaction and development of transgenic Brassica juncea which displayed enhanced resistance against fungal disease. Her published work deals with the establishment of Arabidopsis as a model plant for the fungi Alternara brassicae. Soon afterward she expanded her work towards the second largest oil yielding crop, Brassica juncea, where she could identify genes responsible for susceptibility towards A. brassicae infections. She has published several research papers and review articles in peer-reviewed and high impact factor International Journals.
Currently she is using functional genomics and proteomic tools to gain better understanding genes responsible for causing disease. Dr. Mandal has also received skill development training at CCMB, Hyderabad in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Data analysis. She also served as a CSIR-JRF fellow to pursue her PhD.

  • 03 Years
  • MSc, Ph.D
Award & Recognition



  • Hazra, S., Moulick, D., Mukherjee, A., Sahib, S., Chowardhara, B., Majumdar, A., Upadhyay, M. K., Yadav, P., Roy, P., Santra, S. C., Mandal, S.*, Nandy, S., & Dey, A. 2023. Evaluation of efficacy of non-coding RNA in abiotic stress management of field crops: Current status and future prospective. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 203, 107940. (I.F. 6.5) *Corresponding author
  • Mandal, S.*, #, Anand, U.#, López-Bucio, J.,  Radha, Kumar, M., Lal, M.K., Tiwari, R.K., Dey, A.*, 2023, Biostimulants and environmental stress mitigation in crops: A novel and emerging approach for agricultural sustainability under climate change, Environmental Research, 116357, ISSN 0013-9351, (I.F-8.43). *Corresponding author and #co-first author 
  • Altaf, M.A., Sharma, N., Srivastava, D., Mandal, S. et al. 2023. Deciphering the melatonin-mediated response and signalling in the regulation of heavy metal stress in plants. Planta 257, 115. (I.F-4.3)
  • Das, T., Anand, U., Pal, T., Mandal, S., Kumar, M., Gopalakrishnan, A. V., & Dey, A. 2023. Exploring the potential of CRISPR/Cas genome editing for vegetable crop improvement: An overview of challenges and approaches. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 120(5), 1215-1228. (I.F-4.39)
  • Verma, R., Hamsa, S., Mandal, S., & Kaur, J. 2023. Expression of Arabidopsis NPR1 (AtNPR1) in Brassica juncea var Varuna confers significant resistance against Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Alternaria brassicae. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology, 126, 102030. (I.F-2.7)
  • *Altaf, M.A., *Mandal, S., *Behera, B. et al. 2022 Salinity Stress Tolerance in Solanaceous Crops: Current Understanding and Its Prospects in Genome Editing. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation. (I.F-4.8)
  • *Equal contributors 
  • Altaf MA, Behera B, Mangal V, Singhal RK, Kumar R, More S, Naz S, Mandal S, Dey A, Saqib M, Kishan G, Kumar A, Singh B, Tiwari RK, Lal MK. 2022. Tolerance and adaptation mechanism of Solanaceous crops under salinity stress. Functional Plant Biology. Nov 11. doi: 10.1071/FP22158.  (I.F-2.81)
  • *Verma AK, *Mandal S, Serin Y, Ali HM, Tiwari A, Lionetti E, Catassi C. 2022. CRISPR/Cas9 as a promising genome-editing technology for generating low-immunogenic wheat variety: recent legislation and global implementation of genetically engineered crops, CABI Reviews. CABI International.  
  • *Equal contributors 
  • Lal MK, Tiwari RK, Kumar A, Dey A, Kumar R, Kumar D, Jaiswal A, Changan SS, Raigond P, Dutt S, Luthra SK, Mandal S, Singh MP, Paul V, Singh B. 2022. Mechanistic Concept of Physiological, Biochemical, and Molecular Responses of the Potato Crop to Heat and Drought Stress. Plants (Basel). Oct 26;11(21):2857. doi: 10.3390/plants11212857. (I.F-4.5)
  • Nandy, S., Mandal, S., Gupta, S.K. et al. 2022. Role of Polyamines in Molecular Regulation and Cross-Talks Against Drought Tolerance in Plants. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation. (I.F-4.8)
  • Mandal S, Ghorai M, Anand U, Samanta D, Kant N, Mishra T, Rahman MH, Jha NK, Jha SK, Lal MK, Tiwari RK, Kumar M, Radha, Prasanth DA, Mane AB, Gopalakrishnan AV, Biswas P, Proćków J, Dey A. 2022. Cytokinin and abiotic stress tolerance -What has been accomplished and the way forward? Frontiers in genetics Aug 9;13:943025. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2022.943025. (I.F-4.77)
  • Mandal, S., Ghorai, M., Anand, U., Roy, D., Kant, N., Mishra, T., Mane, A. B., Jha, N. K., Lal, M. K., Tiwari, R. K., Kumar, M., Radha, Ghosh, A., Bhattacharjee, R., Proćków, J., & Dey, A. 2022. Cytokinins: A Genetic Target for Increasing Yield Potential in the CRISPR Era. Frontiers in genetics, 13, 883930. (I.F-4.77)
  • Nazir R, Mandal S, Mitra S, Ghorai M, Das N, Jha NK, Majumder M, Pandey DK, Dey A. 2022, CRISPR/Cas genome-editing toolkit to enhance salt stress tolerance in rice and wheat. Physiologia Plantarum, Jan 31:e13642. (I.F-6.4)
  • Verma AK, Mandal S, Tiwari A, Monachesi C, Catassi GN, Srivastava A, Gatti S, Lionetti E, Catassi C. 2021, Current Status and Perspectives on the Application of CRISPR/Cas9 Gene-Editing System to Develop a Low-Gluten, Non-Transgenic Wheat Variety. Foods, MDPI, 10(10):2351. (I.F-5.2)
  • Mandal, S., Verma, A.K. 2021, Wheat Breeding, Fertilizers, and Pesticides: Do They Contribute to the Increasing Immunogenic Properties of Modern Wheat? Gastrointest. Disord, MDPI, 3, 247-264. (I.F-0.7)
  • Mandal S, Rajarammohan S and Kaur J. 2019, ROS accumulation and associated cell death correlates with susceptibility to Alternaria brassicae in Arabidopsis accessions. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology, Elsevier, ISSN 0885-5765, Volume 107; Pages 51-59. (I.F-2.7)
  • Mandal S, Rajarammohan S and Kaur J. 2018, Alternaria brassicae interactions with the model Brassicaceae member Arabidopsis thaliana closely resembles those with Mustard (Brassica juncea). Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants, Springer, ISSN 0971-5894, Volume 24; Pages 51-59. (I.F-3.5)

Book Chapter

  • Wanikar, R., Mandal, S., Dixit, P., Khater, M., Damle, M., Dange, M., et al. 2023. Melatonin in Nutrient Use Efficiency of Regulation in Crop Plants. In: Kumar, R., Altaf, M.A., Lal, M.K., Tiwari, R.K. (eds) Melatonin in Plants: A Pleiotropic Molecule for Abiotic Stresses and Pathogen Infection. Springer, Singapore.
  • Ranjan, S., Prakash, A., Singh, R. B., Tiwari, P., Bhattacharya, S., Nongdam, P., et al. 2023. Effects of Drought Stress on Agricultural Plants, and Molecular Strategies for Drought Tolerant Crop Development. In: Aftab, T. (eds) New Frontiers in Plant-Environment Interactions. Environmental Science and Engineering. Springer, Cham.
  • Kumari, A., Kumari, A., Sharma, H., Sharma, P., Bhattacharya, S., Mishra, T., et al. 2023. Modern Approaches in Studying the Role of Plant-Microbial Interactions: A Way Towards the Development of Sustainable Agriculture. In: Aftab, T. (eds) New Frontiers in Plant-Environment Interactions. Environmental Science and Engineering. Springer, Cham.
  • Das, T., Sau, S., Nandy, S., Ghorai, M., Mandal, S., Al-Tawaha, AR., et al., 2023. Phytochemicals and Medicinal Importance of Nelumbo nucifera In: Bachheti, A., Bachheti, R.K., and Husen, A. (eds.). Aquatic Medicinal Plants (1st ed.). CRC Press.
  • Ali MH, Mandal S, Ghorai M, Lal MK, et al., 2023. Perspectives of omics and plant microbiome. In: Azamal Husen and Altaf Ahmad (eds.) Genomics, Transcriptomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics of Crop Plants.
  • Mandal S, Ghorai M, Lal MK, Tiwari RK et al., 2023. Genome to phenome: bioinformatics of crop plants. In: Azamal Husen and Altaf Ahmad (eds.) Genomics, Transcriptomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics of Crop Plants.
  • Mitra, S., Ghorai, M., Kumar V., Mandal, S., et al. 2022. Deciphering the Potential of RNAi Technology as Modulator of Plant Secondary Metabolites with Biomedical Significance. In: Swamy, M.K., Kumar, A. (eds) Phytochemical Genomics. Springer, Singapore. 


  • Attend one week of FDP on "Research Methodology"(06th-13th February, 2023) at Dr. D.Y. Patil Unitech Society, Dr. D.Y. Patil Arts, Commerce & Science Women's College.
  • Praticipated in workshop on Evidence Based Teaching and Learning Startegies organized by IISER Bophal under PMMMNMTT Scheme, MHRD from 13th to 15th July 2020
  • Poster Presentation in XIX International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC2019) at Hyderabad during 10th to 14th November 2019
  • Training course in “Analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data” under Skill Development Program (SDP) held at CSIR-Center for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad during 31st July to 11th August 2018 
  • National workshop titled “Taxonomy, Biodiversity, Ex-Situ Conservation & Application of Fungi” organized by NFCCI-ARI from 21st to 30th  November 2017 at Agharkar Research Institute, Pune 

Area of Interest

  • Plant stress biology, OMICS, CRISPR-Cas genome editing