Name : Ruchira Ramesh Sutar

Designation : Junior Research Fellow, Biodiversity- Lichen

Brief Background :

I am a post graduate in botany studied from Mumbai University, currently doing PhD at Agharkar Research Institute at Pune. I have two publications from the research work carried during post-graduation on studies of mycorrhizae in plant Ceropegia. Currently my PhD research work is focused on Studies of Lichen secondary metabolites and their applications in medicine and food.

Contact Details :

  • Bachelors of Science in Botany (2011-2014) Bhavans College, Andheri, Mumbai;

  • Masters of Science in Botany, (2014-2016) Bhavans College, Andheri, Mumbai;

  • UGC NET(2018); MHT SET(2018)

Research interest lie in the search for natural products derived from Lichens that can be developed further for pharmaceutical use. Hence to study the bioprospection of the lichens by deriving different biological activities.

  1. A New Record of Endemic and Endangered Mycorrhizal Plant: Ceropegia media (Huber) Ansari from India; IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology (IOSR-JESTFT) e-ISSN: 2319-2402, p- ISSN: 2319-2399.Volume 10, Issue 5 Ver. I (May. 2016), PP 79-85.
  2. A New Record of Endemic and Critically Endangered Mycorrhizal Plant: Ceropegia rollae (Hemadri) from India; International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 5 Number 6 (2016) pp. 190-203.