Postdoc Profile: Biswapriya Misra

biswapriya-misraCollege of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology

Age:  31

Hometown: Puri, Orissa-India

Area of Research: Plant Metabolomics

Degrees:  B.S. from Sambalpur University, Orissa in 2002; M.S. from Utkal University, Orissa in 2004; Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKgp)- India in 2010.

Doctoral Thesis: Prospecting of phenylpropanoids and terpenoids in East Indian Sandalwood (Santalum album L.) 


A PhD in Plant Biotechnology (Sandalwood Tree) from IIT Kharagpur, India was followed by a ~1.5 yrs Postdoc training in Plant Genomics (Rubber tree) at Center for Chemical Biology, University of Science, Malaysia (PI: Prof. Maqsudul Alam), and now pursuing Postdoc training in Plant Metabolomics (canola) at Department of Biology since May, 2013. During PhD visited Professor Wilhelm Gruissem’s laboratory at ETH, Zurich for training in Isoprenoid Functional Genomics (Arabidopsis). Been to BGI, Shenzhen for training in Bioinformatics. I have published 14 first author publications and filed 3 USA Patents during these trainings.

My interests lie in holistic and ‘omics’ understanding of plant physiology, with special focus on ‘phenylpropanome’ and ‘terpenomes’. I hold memberships to AAAS, EPSO, ASMS, AFoB, ASPB and serve as reviewer to 7 journals in Natural Products sciences. I am actively involved in blogging (Science-o-nomics), Scoop-ing and ResearchGating.

I am a strong supporter of Open Access Model of publishing in (DORA, PLoS, eLIFE, PeerJ), love to collaborate, actively involved in addressing research/ policy issues for Postdocs/ researchers (Postdoc Journal), and promote ties in science-society awareness issues. Wish to publish in Science, Nature (among other high profile journals) and to work for Industry!