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Sachin Teotia

Associate Professor, Biotechnology

sachin.teotia1@sharda.ac.in

About

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist (2014 – 2017) Involved in investigating functional conservation and diversification of conserved and functionally important plant miRNAs in some crops species, at Department of Biological Sciences, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, U.S.A., in collaboration with Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou, China.
  • DAAD Postdoctoral Researcher (Sept. 2013 – Dec. 2013) Project aimed to identify fungal effectors interfering with conserved components of the plant immune system using maize-Ustilago maydis pathosystem, at Department of Organismic Interactions, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher (Dec. 2009 -  June 2010) On a project to find out the molecular mechanisms of RCD1 (RADICAL-INDUCED CELL DEATH1) and SRO1 (SIMILAR TO RCD ONE1) in controlling the developmental pathways of Arabidopsis thaliana, at Department of Plant Cellular and Molecular Biology, Ohio State University, Columbus, U.S.A.
  • Ph.D. (2003 - 2009) Worked at Ohio State University, U.S.A on projects
    • Characterization of two genes encoding a WWE domain and a PARP (poly-ADP ribose polymerase) domain, RCD1 (RADICAL-INDUCED CELL DEATH1) and SRO1 (SIMILAR TO RCD ONE1) in Arabidopsis thaliana.
    • Study of transcriptional regulation of flower development in Arabidopsis thaliana particularly focusing on identification of direct targets of transcription factor, PERIANTHIA (PAN), through ChIP-chip.
  • Research project (part-time, 2002-2003) Worked in a research project namely, “Regeneration ability of transgenic eggplants over-expressing polyamine biosynthesis genes”, at Department of Genetics, University of Delhi - South Campus, India.

WORK EXPERIENCE/POSITIONS HELD

  • Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Sharda University, Greater Noida, U.P., India, 2017-till date.
  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Department of Biological Sciences, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, U.S.A., 2014 –2017.
  • DAAD Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Organismic Interactions, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany, Sept. 2013- Dec. 2013.
  • Assistant Professor, School of Biotechnology, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, U.P., India, July 2010 onwards.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Plant Cellular and Molecular Biology, Ohio State University, U.S.A., Dec. 2009- June 2010.
  • Graduate Teaching/Research Associate, Department of Plant, Cellular and Molecular Biology and Introductory Biology Program,  at The Ohio State  University,  Columbus, OH, U.S.A., Oct. 2003- Nov. 2009.
  • Lecturer (permanent position), Department of Botany, M.M. College, Modinagar (affiliated to C.C.S. Univ. Meerut), U.P., India, April 2001- September 2003.
  • Lecturer, Department of Botany, Meerut College, Meerut, U.P., India, 1999-2000. 

My research interest lies in crop improvement using modern plant biotechnological tools, involving gene regulation, small RNAs and protein-protein interactions.

Experience
  • Teaching 11 years
  • Research 16 years
Qualification
  • Ph.D
Award & Recognition

  • Awarded travel award by the RNA Society (2015) to attend the twentieth annual meeting of the RNA Society, May 26 – 31, 2015, in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
  • Awarded Biotech Research Center travel award (2014) by Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, to attend International Plant & Animal Genome (PAG) XXIII Conference, January 10-142015, San DiegoCAU.S.A.
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) short-term postdoctoral scholarship (2013) to pursue research at Department of Organismic Interactions, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany.
  • Awarded travel grant by American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB), 2008, to attend annual meeting of Plant Biology 2008, at Merida, Mexico.
  • Awarded Ray travel award (2008) for scholarship and service by Council of Graduate Students, The Ohio State University, Columbus, U.S.A., to attend “19th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research” at Montreal, Canada, July 2008.
  • Selected by Uttar Pradesh Higher Education Commission, Allahabad (U.P.) for the post of Lecturer (2000).
  • Qualified for joint CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) for Eligibility of Lectureship (June 1998) and was awarded Junior Research Fellowship (June 1999) of Council and Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India.

Research

 In International Journals

  • Ting Peng*, Mengmeng Qiao*, Haiping Liu*, Sachin Teotia*, Zhanhui Zhang*, Yafan Zhao, Bobo Wang, Dongjie Zhao, Lina Shi, Cui Zhang, Brandon Le, Kestrel Rogers, Chathura Gunasekara, Haitang Duan, Yiyou Gu, Lei Tian, Jinfu Nie , Jian Qi, Fanrong Meng, Lan Huang, Qinghui Chen, Zhenlin Wang, Jinshan Tang, Xiaoqing Tang, Hairong Wei, Xuemei Chen , Quanzhi Zhao, Guiliang Tang A Resource for Inactivation of MicroRNAs Using a Short Tandem Target Mimic Technology in Model and Crop Plants; Molecular Plant 11(11)1400-1417 (* Equal contribution as first author). (IF = 9.3)
  • Yafan Zhao, Ting Peng, Hong-Zheng Sun, Sachin Teotia, Hui-Li Wen, Yan-Xiu Du, Jing Zhang, Jun-Zhou Li, Guiliang Tang, Hong-Wei Xue and Quan-Zhi Zhao OsmiR1432 improves rice yield through targeting OsTEA to promote grain filling; in press Plant Biotechnology Journal (DOI 10.1111/pbi.13009). (IF = 6.4)
  • Tianxiao Yang,Yongyan Wang, Sachin Teotia, Zhanhui Zhang and Guiliang Tang (2018)  The Making of Leaves How Small RNA Networks Modulate Leaf Development; Frontiers in Plant Science, 9824, DOI10.3389/fpls.2018.00824. (IF = 3.6)
  • Yafan Zhao; Huili Wen; Sachin Teotia; Hongzheng Sun; Yanxiu Du; Jing Zhang; Junzhou Li; Guiliang Tang; Ting Peng and Quanzhi Zhao Suppression of microRNA159 impacts multiple agronomic traits in rice (Oryza sativa L.); BMC Plant Biology, 17(1)215. doi 10.1186/s12870-017-1171-7 (IF = 3.5)
  • Sachin Teotia, Dabing Zhang and Guiliang Tang (2017) Knockdown of rice microRNA166 by Short Tandem Target Mimic (STTM); Methods in Molecular Biology, 1654337-349 doi 10.1007/978-1-4939-7231-9_25. (IF = 1.2)
  • Sachin Teotia and Guiliang Tang (2017) Silencing of stress-regulated miRNAs in plants by Short Tandem Target Mimic (STTM) approach; Methods in Molecular Biology, 1631337-348 doi 10.1007/978-1-4939-7136-7_22. (IF = 1.2)
  • Sachin Teotia, Deepali Singh, Xiaoqing Tang, and Guiliang Tang (2016) Essential RNA-based technologies and their applications in plant functional genomics; Trends in Biotechnology, 34(2)106-23. (IF = 13.1)
  • Sachin Teotia and Guiliang Tang (2015) To bloom or not to bloom Role of microRNAs in plant flowering; Molecular Plant, 8(3)359-377. (IF = 9.3)
  • Rebecca S. Lamb, Matteo Citarelli, Sachin Teotia (2012) Functions of the poly(ADP-ribose)  polymerase superfamily in land plants; Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 69(2)175-89. (IF = 5.7)
  • Sachin Teotia and Rebecca S. Lamb (2011) RCD1 and SRO1 are necessary to maintain meristematic fate in Arabidopsis thaliana; Journal of Experimental Botany, 62(3)1271-84. (IF = 5.83)
  • Matteo Citarelli, Sachin Teotia, Rebecca S. Lamb (2010) Evolutionary history of the poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase gene family in eukaryotes; BMC Evolutionary Biology, 10308. (IF = 3.22)
  • Sachin Teotia, Sivaramakrishnan Muthuswamy, Rebecca S. Lamb (2010) RADICAL-INDUCED CELL DEATH1 and SIMILAR TO RCD ONE1 and the stress-induced morphogenetic response; Plant Signaling and Behavior, 5 (2) 143-145.
  • Sachin Teotia and Rebecca S. Lamb (2009) The paralogous genes RADICAL-INDUCED CELL DEATH1 and SIMILAR TO RCD ONE1 play partially redundant functions during Arabidopsis thaliana development; Plant Physiology, 151 (1) 180-198. (IF = 5.9)
  • Ting Peng, Sachin Teotia, Mengmeng Qiao, Yafan Zhao, Guiliang Tang  and Quanzhi Zhao MicroRNAs Meet with QTLs Small Powerful Players in Regulating Quantitative Yield Traits in Rice; invited review submitted in WIREs RNA in February 2019. (IF = 5.84)

Book Chapters

  • Sachin Teotia, Deepali Singh and Guiliang Tang (2017) Chapter 13- DNA methylation in plants by microRNAs; in Plant Epigenetics, , Springer International Publishing AG, Cham, Switzerland, 247-262, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-55520-1_13.
  • Sachin Teotia and Deepali Singh (2014) Chapter 13- Oxidative Stress in Plants and its Management; in Approaches to Plant stress and their Management, , Springer, India Pvt. Ltd., 227-253.
  • Deepali Singh and Sachin Teotia (2014) Chapter 19- Fungal Disease Management in Plants; in Approaches to Plant stress and their Management, , Springer, India Pvt. Ltd., 339-352.

Others

  • Developed study material for undergraduates in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in topics related to DNA replication and protein synthesis in 2012.

Certifications

  • CSIR-UGC NET

Area of Interest

  • Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Small RNAs